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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

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Religion and Death Quotes

There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. – Mother Teresa

The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating… and you finish off as an orgasm. – George Carlin

Truth, in its struggles for recognition, passes through four distinct stages. First, we say it is damnable, dangerous, disorderly, and will surely disrupt society. Second, we declare it is heretical, infidelic and contrary to the Bible. Third, we say it is really a matter of no importance either one way or the other. Fourth, we aver that we have always upheld it and believed it. – Elbert Hubbard

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. – Voltaire

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. – Thomas Paine

religion and death quotesTime is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. – Louis Hector Berlioz

Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back in the same box. – Italian Proverb

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking. The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides. – Carl Sagan

Which is it, is man one of God’s blunders or is God one of man’s? – Nietzsche

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. – Napoleon

The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr. – Prophet Muhammad

I like your Christ; I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. – Mohandas Gandhi

Lighthouses are more helpful then churches. – Benjamin Franklin

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. – George Bernard Shaw

Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, regardless of what is right. – Anonymous

It is always darkest just before the day dawneth. – Thomas Fuller, 1650

Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end. – Unknown

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Napoleon Hill Quotes

Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. –Napoleon Hill Quotes

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. –Napoleon Hill Quotes

No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like. –Napoleon Hill Quotes

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going. –Napoleon Hill Quotes

Napoleon Hill QuotesEvery adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. –Napoleon Hill Quotes

Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality. –Napoleon Hill Quotes

The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. –Napoleon Hill Quotes

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. –Napoleon Hill Quotes

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited. –Napoleon Hill Quotes

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea. –Napoleon Hill Quotes

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Motivational Career Change Quotes

Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night. – Marian Wright Edelman

The best work never was and never will be done for money. – John Ruskin

My father always told me, ‘Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. – Jim Fox

For many people a job is more than an income – it’s an important part of who we are. So a career transition of any sort is one of the most unsettling experiences you can face in your life. – Paul Clitheroe

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work. – Kahlil Gibran

If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place. – Orison Swett Marden

A sobering thought: What if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential? – Jane Wagner

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. – James Matthew Barrie

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. – Napoleon Hill

It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. – Annie Gottlier

Choose your love, love your choice. – Thomas S. Monson

What is it that you like doing? If you don’t like it, get out of it, because you’ll be lousy at it. – Lee Iacocca

In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all – Mahatma Ghandi

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. – George Burns

I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. – Robert H. Schuller

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Famous Quotes

Top 10 Famous Quotes

1. “I want to know God’s thoughts… the rest are details.” – Albert Einstein

2. “100% of the shots you don’t take don’t go in.” – Wayne Gretzky

3. “An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – M.K. Gandhi

4. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” – Dr. Napoleon Hill

5. “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

6. “You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

7. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

8. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

9. “Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

10. “I made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it short.” – Blaise Pascal

Bonus:

11. “Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.” – Helen Steiner Rice

12. “Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” – Larry Wilde, The Merry Book of Christmas

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War Quotes

– “War does not determine who is right – only who is left.” – Bertrand Russell

– “It’ll be a great day when education gets all the money it wants and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy bombers.” – Unknown

– “I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, «Mother, what was war?»” – Eve Merriam

– “The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking… the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.” – Albert Einstein

– “The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.” – David Friedman

– “«There are no atheists in foxholes» isn’t an argument against atheism, it’s an argument against foxholes.” – James Morrow

– “Sometimes I think it should be a rule of war that you have to see somebody up close and get to know him before you can shoot him.” – Colonel Potter

– “All the arms we need are for hugging.” – Unknown

– “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.” – Napoleon

– “A great war leaves the country with three armies – an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.” – German Proverb

– “The most persistent sound which reverberates through men’s history is the beating of war drums.” – Arthur Koestler

– “Everyone’s a pacifist between wars. It’s like being a vegetarian between meals.” – Colman McCarthy

– “Draft beer, not people.” – Bob Dylan

– “The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

– “War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.” – John F. Kennedy

– “What this planet needs is more mistletoe and less missile-talk.” – Unknown

– “Join the Army, see the world, meet interesting people – and kill them.” – Pacifist Badge, 1978

– “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” – Ernest Hemingway

– “War makes thieves and peace hangs them.” – George Herbert

– “You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.” – Jeanette Rankin

– “You are not going to get peace with millions of armed men. The chariot of peace cannot advance over a road littered with cannon.” – David Lloyd George

– “Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.” – Carl Sandburg

– “In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” – José Narosky

– “We kind o’ thought Christ went agin war an’ pillage.” – James Russell Lowell

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Bill Cosby Quotes

A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.

Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.

Any man today who returns from work, sinks into a chair, and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.

As I have discovered by examining my past, I started out as a child. Coincidentally, so did my brother. My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket, so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell, who taught me what was meant by “survival of the fittest.”

Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them.

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you’re telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.

Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.

Gray hair is God’s graffiti.

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.

I am certainly not an authority on love because there are no authorities on love, just those who’ve had luck with it and those who haven’t.

I am proud to be an American. Because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time.

I wasn’t always black… there was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.

Immortality is a long shot, I admit. But somebody has to be first.

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

It isn’t a matter of black is beautiful as much as it is white is not all that’s beautiful.

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.

Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn’t because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children.

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.

Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.

Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.

Old is always fifteen years from now.

Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet.

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.

Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don’t believe the kids should be given homework.

That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.

The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic.

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.

The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.

The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.

The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.

There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God.

There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.

When you become senile, you won’t know it.

Women don’t want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think – in a deeper voice.

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.

You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who’ve never had any.

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Destiny Quotes

– “I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.” – Douglas Adams

– “I can’t control my destiny, I trust my soul, my only goal is just to be. There’s only now, there’s only here. Give in to love or live in fear. No other path, no other way. No day but today.” – Johnathan Larson

– “As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

– “A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” – Jean de La Fontaine

– “Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

– “Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.” – Henry Miller