It takes a great man to make a good listener.
When you say that you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
—Otto von Bismarck
There is no destiny beyond and above ourselves; we are ourselves the architects of our future.
Every dog has his day.
We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
The question is not to know the meaning of life, but what meaning I can give to my life.
—The 14th Dalai Lama
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge.
—Thomas Brackett Reed
Pity the leader caught between unloving critics and uncritical lovers.
—John W. Gardner
Bad salespeople talk your ear off. Good salespeople know to shut up and listen.
Like breeds like.
If we spend the time we waste in sighing for the perfect golden fruit in fulfilling the conditions of its growth, happiness will come, must come. It is guaranteed in the very laws of the universe. If it involves some chastening and renunciation, well, the fruit will be all the sweeter for this touch of holiness.
Ignorance is a prolonged infancy, only deprived of its charm.
—Stanislas de Boufflers
There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.
—Josiah Gilbert Holland
Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Nothing should be prized more highly than the value of each day.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Close scrutiny will show that most “crisis situations” are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.
No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.