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.


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


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


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


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


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


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