Saturday, June 9, 2007
Leadership is action, not position.
~Donald H. McGannon
Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
~Thomas J. Watson
I am more afraid of an army of one hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of one hundred lions led by a sheep.
~Charles Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand-Périgord
Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. ~Charles Simic
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
~Susan J. Bissonette
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them.
~Leonard Louis Levinson
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
~Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Satires
Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.
~Rainer Maria Rilke
Thorns and stings
And those such things
Just make stronger
Our angel wings.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater.
Friday, June 1, 2007
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
Take action every day - some small dose at a time.
~ The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~James Baldwin
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
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