If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
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.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
John C. Maxwell
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
Don't find fault, find a remedy.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
John D. Rockefeller
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Henry Ward Beecher
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.
A leader is a dealer in hope.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
Alfred A. Montapert
After a storm comes a calm.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Never, never, never give up.
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Where there is love there is life.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Great, Hate, Too
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Alone, Our, Only
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis
Our, Whatever, Lives
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
You, Hurt, More
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Smile, Always, Us
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
You, Heart, Soul
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
A. A. Milne
Day, You, Never
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
James A. Baldwin
Think, Up, Way
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Nature, Words, Become
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
George Jean Nathan
Man, His, True
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
Man, Live, Cannot
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.
Home, Much, How
Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
You, Want, Someone
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Honore de Balzac
Man, Woman, She
A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.
Man, Any, Woman
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Failure, Going, Enthusiasm
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Fear, Failure, Your
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Together, Working, Progress
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Man, Try, Become
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Faith, Successful, Out
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Life, Alone, Think
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
Man, Successful, Him
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Failure, You, Think
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Failure, Know, Trying
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Life, Over, Why
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Strength, Will, Successful
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
More, Your, Always
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Work, Best, Job
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
Man, How, High
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
Booker T. Washington
Life, Which, Much
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
Love, You, Will
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
Life, You, Things
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.
W. C. Fields
You, Being, Then
Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.
J. Paul Getty
Work, Hard, Early