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Politics and Leadership Quotes

A leader is a dealer in hope. – Napoleon

All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. – John F. Kennedy

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke

The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, “What a dust do I raise!” – Aesop

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. – Aesop

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. – Aesop

In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. – Great Law of the Iroquois

There is a tide in the affairs of men. – Julius Caesar

The truth is treason in the Empire of Lies. – Ron Paul

One should not focus on the differences between people but look for commonality and similarity. – Theodore Levitt

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away. – Ronald Reagan

Superficial goals lead to superficial results. – Attila the Hun

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. – Winston Churchill

Honor is doing the right thing, even when nobody is looking. – Unknown

If a man is to shed the light of the Sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself. – Romain Rolland

Civil disobedience, that’s not our problem. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem. – Howard Zinn

Man is free at the instant he wants to be. – Voltaire

Great ideas alter the power balance in relationships. That’s why great ideas are initially resisted. – Hugh MacLeod

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. – Theodore Roosevelt

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. – Laozi

If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me! – Francois De La Rochefoucauld

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. – Andrew Carnegie

A group becomes a team when all members are sure enough of themselves and their contributions to praise the skill of others. – Norman Shidle

Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. – Vince Lombardi

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. – Aristoteles

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. – Jim Rohn

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. – Plato

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge. – Isaac Asimov

Life Quotes

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. – Henry Ford

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do. – Dale Carnegie

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. – Dale Carnegie

Life is not fair; get used to it. – Bill Gates

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping. – Dale Carnegie

Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. – Dale Carnegie

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best. – Andrew Carnegie

Self Confidence Quotes

“The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C’s. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy; and the greatest of these is Confidence.” ~Walt Disney

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~E. E. Cummings

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

“Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.” ~Wendy Wasserstein

“Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks on great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.” ~Cicero

“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” ~African Proverb

“If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.” ~Author Unknown

“Self-confidence gives you the freedom to make mistakes and cope with failure without feeling that your world has come to an end or that you are a worthless person.” ~Author Unknown

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.” ~Bruce Barton

“Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.“ ~Norman Vincent Peale

“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.” ~Marcus Garvey

“When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited.” ~Brian Tracy

“Confidence, like art never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.” ~Earl Grey Stevenson

“A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” ~Lazarus Long

“People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubts; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.” ~Douglas MacArthur

“The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self confidence, bravery and tenacity.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

“Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don’t leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.” ~Alan Alda

“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” ~Dalai Lama

“The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.” ~Andrew Carnegie

“The tragedy is that so many people look for self-confidence and respect everywhere except within themselves, so they fail in their search.” ~Dr. Nathaniel Branden

Business & Money Quotes

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make. – Donald Trump

If you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable. – Donald Trump

I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism. – Charles Schwab

I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money’s sake. – John D. Rockfeller

I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts. – John D. Rockfeller

If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it. – John D. Rockfeller

The only question with wealth is, what do you do with it? – John D. Rockfeller

Don’t worry, be crappy. Revolutionary means you ship and then test… Lots of things made the first Mac in 1984 a piece of crap – but it was a revolutionary piece of crap. – Guy Kawasaki

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.  – Bill Gates

I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act. – Bill Gates

If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good. – Bill Gates

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. – Bill Gates

Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do. – Bill Gates

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. – Henry Ford

A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one. – Henry Ford

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. – Henry Ford

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them. – Henry Ford

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. – Henry Ford

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. – Henry Ford

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. – Henry Ford

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service. – Henry Ford

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. – Warren Buffet

It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction. – Warren Buffet

Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars. – Warren Buffet

Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. – Warren Buffet

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it. – Andrew Carnegie

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket. – Andrew Carnegie

Mottos for Success #2

“You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be.” ~ Robert Collier

“Laughter is a unique medicine that places your problems in perspective, relaxes your tense muscles, reassures those around you, and helps you to enjoy life even when you don’t have everything you want. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” ~ David Brinkley

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” ~ Michael Jordan

“A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” ~ Walter Gagehot

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” ~ Bill Cosby

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.” ~ John Foster Dulles

“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.” ~ Margaret Thatcher

“Keep these concepts in mind: You’ve failed many times, although you don’t remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim. . . . Don’t worry about failure. My suggestion to each of you: Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” ~ Sherman Finesilver

“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” ~ B.C Forbes

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” ~ William Feather

“Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it… Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching.” ~ Tennessee Williams

“Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.” ~Sam Ewing”A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” ~ Bob Dylan

“Somehow I can’t believe there are many heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret can be summarized in four C’s. They are: curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence.” ~ Walt Disney

“I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.” ~ Andrew Carnegie

“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” ~ Dr. Joyce Brothers