My Favourite Quotes

I love the sound of a great quote in the morning!  It’s amazing how the words that someone may have used a thousand years ago, can still resonate with the issues we face today.

Here’s a selection of my personal favourites.

Humility

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day – Abraham Lincoln

Communication

I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel – Maya Angelou

Human Connection

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody – Mother Teresa

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 – Lao Tzu

Learning by Experience

Don’t tell the child that the pot is hot. The pot will tell him – African proverb

Treatment of Others

Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can – John Wesley

Adversity

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength – Oprah Winfrey

Persistence

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you, except the will which says to them ‘Hold on!’ – from ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling

Success

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed - MIchael Jordan

Character

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy – Martin Luther King

Wisdom

It’s so easy to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it – Homer Simpson

Courage

Archie Gates: The way it works is, you do the thing you’re scared shitless of, and you get the courage AFTER you do it, not before you do it.
Conrad Vig: That’s a dumbass way to work. It should be the other way around.
Archie Gates: I know. That’s the way it works.

Changing the World

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has – Margaret Mead

Speaking Out

A thing has happened on which it is difficult to speak, but impossible to stay silent – Edmund Burke

Simplicity

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication – Albert Einstein

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