1. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
2. He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
3. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
4. A leader is a dealer in hope.
5. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
7. To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose’s egg.
8. No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
9. A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
10. Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
He is able who thinks he is able.
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true.
It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
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
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
A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
Also, I’ve already won all the awards. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
American Gods is about 200,000 words long, and I’m sure there are words that are simply in there ’cause I like them. I know I couldn’t justify each and every one of them. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
And there never was an apple, in Adam’s opinion, that wasn’t worth the trouble you got into for eating it. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
As far as I’m concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
Because, if one is writing novels today, concentrating on the beauty of the prose is right up there with concentrating on your semi-colons, for wasted effort. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
Great, big, serious novels always get awards. If it’s a battle between a great, big, serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
I don’t know if proud is the right word, but I am somebody who does not, on the whole, have the highest regard for my own stuff in that when I look all I get to see are the flaws. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
I lost some time once. It’s always in the last place you look for it. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
I loved writing a book in which, in some ways, it’s very, very classical, and in some ways I’m breaking lots of rules about what you can do and what you can’t do. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
I started writing when I was about 20, 21 maybe. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
I think of myself as a very lazy author. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
I wanted to write something that would be a comedy in the sense of making people feel happier when they finish it than they did when began it. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
I was always so relieved that anyone wants to publish anything I’ve written. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
I was the kind of kid whose parents would drop him off at the local town library on their way to work, and I’d go and work my way through the children’s area. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
I’ll agonize over sentences. Mostly because you’re trying to create specific effects with sentences, and because there are a number of different voices in the book. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
I’m a fairly undisciplined writer. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
I’m one of those writers who tends to be really good at making outlines and sticking to them. I’m very good at doing that, but I don’t like it. It sort of takes a lot of the fun out. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
In many ways, it was much, much harder to get the first book contract. The hardest thing probably overall has been learning not to trust people, publicists and so forth, implicitly. – Neil Gaiman Quotes
Is the chemical aftertaste the reason why people eat hot dogs, or is it some kind of bonus? – Neil Gaiman Quotes
Ability is of little account without opportunity. – Lucille Ball Quotes
How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we’d profit from them. – Lucille Ball Quotes
I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one. – Lucille Ball Quotes
I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since, physically or mentally. – Lucille Ball Quotes
I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. – Lucille Ball Quotes
I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent. – Lucille Ball Quotes
I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can. – Lucille Ball Quotes
I will never do another TV series. It couldn’t top I Love Lucy, and I’d be foolish to try. In this business, you have to know when to get off. – Lucille Ball Quotes
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. – Lucille Ball Quotes
I’m happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways. – Lucille Ball Quotes
I’m not funny. What I am is brave. – Lucille Ball Quotes
I’m sometimes scared of everything that has happened to us. We didn’t think Desilu Productions would grow so big. We merely wanted to be together and have two children. – Lucille Ball Quotes
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do. – Lucille Ball Quotes
It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. – Lucille Ball Quotes
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball Quotes
Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t. – Lucille Ball Quotes
Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead. – Lucille Ball Quotes
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’ t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. – Lucille Ball Quotes
The more things you do, the more you can do. – Lucille Ball Quotes
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. – Lucille Ball Quotes
Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don’t rush; otherwise you’ll look like a patchwork quilt. – Lucille Ball Quotes
Women’s Lib? Oh, I’m afraid it doesn’t interest me one bit. I’ve been so liberated it hurts. – Lucille Ball Quotes
You see much more of your children once they leave home. – Lucille Ball Quotes
1. The more reasons you have for achieving your goal, the more determined you will become. — Brian Tracy
2. Pursue meaningful adventures. — Chris Guillebeau
3. It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up again. — Vince Lombardi
4. Fortune favours the brave. — Terence
5. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. — Neal Donald Walsch
6. The best way out is always through. — Unknown
7. Live well. It is the greatest revenge. — The Talmud
8. If you never fall you won’t know how to pick yourself up. — Unknown
9. You need to write down an unrealistic goal and start to live and breathe it every single day. This can be simple, or more complex. Make it crazy though! The sky is the limit, and trust me, people have been up there too. — Everett Bogue
10. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
11. Just get started. There are some days when you don’t feel like heading out the door for a run, or figuring out your budget, or whatever it is you’re supposed to do that day for your goal. Well, instead of thinking about how hard it is, and how long it will take, tell yourself that you just have to start. — Leo Babauta
12. One thing at a time. Most important thing first. Start now. — Skellie
13. No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle. — Winston Churchill
14. The best time to start was last year. Failing that, today will do. — Chris Guillebeau
15. Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got. — Jim Rohn
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
“All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.” ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead. ~Anna Cummins
“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” ~Henry Ford
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. ~Henri Nouwen
“With every friend I love who has been taken into the brown bosom of the earth a part of me has been buried there; but their contribution to my being of happiness, strength and understanding remains to sustain me in an altered world.” ~ Helen Keller
“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” ~ Euripides, Greek playwrite
“There are many types of ships. There are wooden ships ,plastic ships, and metal ships. But the best and most important types of ships are friendships.” ~Robert J. Badar JR.
“My best friend was born in a manger” ~Kimberly Dawn
“A true friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world has walked away.” ~Kimberly Dawn
“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.” ~ Albert Camus
“A true friend is one who knows all about you, and still likes you.” ~Kimberly Dawn
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own.” ~Benjamin Disraeli
“Scatter seeds of kindness everywhere you go; Scatter bits of courtesy….watch them grow and grow. Gather buds of friendship; Keep them till full-blown; You will find more happiness than you have ever known. ~ Amy R Raabe
“The most beautiful discovery that true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” ~Elizabeth Foley
I’d rather have two good friends, than 500,000 admirers.– E.E. Cummings
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. ~G. B. Shaw
“A true friend is the greatest of all blessings and the one which we take the least thought to aquire.” –Francois, Duc de la Rochefoucauld
“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make everyday a holiday and celebrate just living.” –Amanda Bradley
A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself. ~Frances Ward Weller
“If I had one gift that I could give you, my friend, it would be the ability to see yourself as others see you, because only then would you know how extremely special you are.” ~B.A. Billingsly
We all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us. ~Margaret Guenther
I believe in making the world safe for our children, but not our children’s children, because I don’t think children should be having sex. – Jack Handey, “Deep Thoughts”
If you ever crawl inside an old hollow log and go to sleep, and while you’re in there some guys come and seal up both ends and then put it on a truck and take it to another city, boy, I don’t know what to tell you. – Jack Handey
I’ve developed a new philosophy…only dread one day at a time. – Charlie Brown
I might be in the basement. I’ll go upstairs and check.
We adore chaos because we love to produce order.
I don’t use drugs; my dreams are frightening enough. – M. C. Escher
Nobody can get the truth out of me because even I don’t know what it is. I keep myself in a constant state of utter confusion. – Colonel Flagg
There are no personal problems which cannot be solved through suitable application of high explosives. – Anon
I don’t even butter my bread; I consider that cooking. – Katherine Cebrian
Whatever is not nailed down is mine. What I can pry loose is not nailed down. – Collis P. Huntingdon
I don’t think I’m alone when I say I’d like to see more and more planets fall under the ruthless domination of our solar system. – Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey
It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man. – Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey
We tend to scoff at the beliefs of the ancients. But we can’t scoff at them personally, to their faces, and this is what annoys me. – Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey
If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is “God is crying.” And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is “Probably because of something you did.” – Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey
If I ever get rich, I hope I’m not real mean to poor people, like I am now. – Jack Handey
Sometimes I think you have to march right in and demand your rights, even if you don’t know what your rights are, or who the person is you’re talking to. Then, on the way out, slam the door. – Jack Handey
I hope that after I die, people will say of me: ‘That guy sure owed me a lot of money.’ – Jack Handey
If we could just get everyone to close their eyes and visualize world peace for an hour, imagine how serene and quiet it would be until the looting started. – Anon