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  • 1. Inspirational Quotes
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2. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
3. "It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow."- Ralph Ellison
4. Relationships and trust. This is the bedrock of life.
5. He that would be a leader must also be a bridge.
- Welsh Proverb
6. I have always believed that personal relationships are vital in business and that people should be directly accountable for their actions.
-Richard Branson
7. People are more easily led than driven.
- David Harold Fink
8. "The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.
-Peter Drucker
9. Lead and inspire people. Dont try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led.
-Ross Perot
10. "If you can be interested in other people you can own the world."
Jay Abraham
11. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you.
-Max DePree
12. "To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved."
George MacDonald
13. The best example of leadership is leadership by example.
-Jerry McClain
14. Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.
Alfred Adler
15. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
-John Quincy Adams
16. Trust, but verify.
-Ronald Reagan
17. Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
18. To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
-John F. Kennedy
19. Leadership is action, not position.
-Donald H. McGannon
20. He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.
-Lao Tzu
21. I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
-Mohandas K. Gandhi
22. The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
-Ernest Hemingway
23. The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
-Kenneth Blanchard
24. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
-Steve Jobs
25. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy
26. Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve centre of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies.
-Howard Thurman
27. Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty. When I am honest I never feel stupid. And when I am honest I am automatically humble.
-Hugh Prather
28. It does not matter what party you are a member of in this great Nation of ours. Accountability and competence are characteristics that Americans value throughout our great land.
-Jim Costa
29. Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.
-William Shakespeare
30. If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
-Maya Angelou
31. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
-Bill Gates
32. The price of greatness is responsibility.
-Winston Churchill
33. The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way you can make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him.
-Henry L. Stimson
34. A relationship requires a lot of work and commitment.
-Greta Scacchi
35. Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential to the economic and fiscal health of our nation.
-Carl Levin
36. Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
-Abraham Lincoln
37. Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
-Thomas A. Edison
38. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
-Steve Jobs
39. Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.
-Tom Hopkins
40. Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
-Peter Drucker
41. High expectations are the key to everything.
-Sam Walton
42. A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
-George Washington
43. A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
-Harry S. Truman
44. Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
-Khalil Gibran
45. I've always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way.
-Leo Buscaglia
46. I don't think about financial success as the measurement of my success.
-Christie Hefner
47. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
-David Brinkley
48. Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
-George Edward Woodberry
49. It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals.
-Fred Allen
50. Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
-John Wooden
51. Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
-Henry Ward Beecher
52. If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
-William James
53. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
-Albert Einstein
54. Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
-William Arthur Ward
55. Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
-Abraham Lincoln
56. A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
-Denis Waitley
57. Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
58. All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
-Benjamin Franklin
59. Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
-Mark Twain
60. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
-Steve Jobs
61. If you consistently keep your commitments to others, success must follow.
-Rob Peters
62. 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 Buffett
63. A promise must never be broken.
-Alexander Hamilton
64. Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
-Mother Teresa
65. To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
-Steve Prefontaine
66. Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
-Henry Winkler
67. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
-Audrey Hepburn
68. The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
-Amelia Earhart
69. An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
-Jack Welch
70. Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
-Anne Frank
71. To me, if life boils down to one thing, it's movement. To live is to keep moving.
-Jerry Seinfeld
72. One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
-Abraham Maslow
73. If you don't know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.
-Henry A. Kissinger
74. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
-Helen Keller
75. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
-Henry Ford
76. A coach's greatest asset is his sense of responsibility - the reliance placed on him by his players.
-Knute Rockne
77. As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
-Andrew Carnegie
78. The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
-Adam Smith
79. A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
-Albert Camus
80. It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
-J. K. Rowling
81. Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.
-Peter Drucker
82. I'll tell you one thing: Don't ever give anybody your best advice, because they're not going to follow it.
-Jack Nicholson
83. Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
-Henry David Thoreau
84. Cowards die many times before their actual dea