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"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."  - Samuel Adams

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. - Samuel Adams

It takes two to speak truth - One to speak, and another to hear. - Samuel Adams

I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." - Henry David Thoreau

"When the people fear their Government, there is tyranny. When the Government fears it's people, there is liberty."  - Thomas Paine

When you live in reaction, you give your power away. Then you get to experience what you gave your power to.  - N. Smith

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.               - Helen Keller

If you think you're too small to have an impact try going to bed with a mosquito in the room. - Anita Koddick

You do not HAVE to be angry just because you have the right to be angry.    - Phillip C. McCraw in Life Strategies

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.   - Ralph Nichols

People are disturbed not by things but by the view they take of them. They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.   - Carl W. Buechner

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.   - Albert Einstein

I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. - Martha Washington

Forget injuries, never forget kindness. - Confucius

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. - Thomas Watson, Sr., Founder, IBM

It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.  - Helen Keller

It is not how much you do, but how much Love you put into the doing that matters.  - Mother Teresa

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice       - Baruch Spinoza

Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.   - Corrie Ten Boom

A benchmark of emotional management and responsibility is the realization that our past can no longer be blamed for our actions in the present.     - Doc Childre and Howard Martin, The HeartMath Solution

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.    - Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

"It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has."

 - Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887, US abolitionist & clergyman)

"It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" - Henry David Thoreau

"For every thousand men hacking at the branches of injustice, only one is striking at the roots." - Henry David Thoreau

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.  - Proverbs 23:7



Abraham Lincoln

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.

For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like.

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

He bores me. He ought to have stuck to his flying machine.

He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.

Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

I can make more generals, but horses cost money.

I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

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

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.

If a fellow wants to be a nobody in the business world, let him neglect sending the mail man to somebody on his behalf.

If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four sharpening the axe.

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.

If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.

If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.

Important principles may and must be inflexible.

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Knavery and flattery are blood relations.

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.

Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

Public opinion in this country is everything.

Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.

Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

The Bible is not my book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason that He makes so many of them.

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.

There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."

There is nothing true anywhere, The true is nowhere to be seen; If you say you see the true, This seeing is not the true one.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.

We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read.

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

What is conservativism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds.

With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.

I gow weary of explanations explanatory of things explained.

There is no greater injustice than to wring your profits from the sweat of another man's brow.


Franklin Roosevelt

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchases a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety. - State of Union, 1941

We know that enduring peace cannot be bought at the cost of other people's freedom.

The truth is found when people are free to pursue it.


Professor Shoebilly

Some Americans like to denigrate Franklin Roosevelt for the same reason some Romans liked to denigrate Julius Caesar: he was just too darn popular and too darn darn successful. He was the republicans worst nightmare: he actually cared about the American people.

Government of the corporation, by the corporation, and for the corporation shall perish from this land.

The best defense ever devised is to make less enemies.

The servants have taken over the manor and are keeping secrets from their masters

The weasels are living in the hen house the hen house.

There are a few zeros between profit and profiteering.

If we can turn our enemies into our friends, haven't we conquered them.

The hierarchy of Republican diplomacy: Bully, Badger, Bribe and Bomb.

Nothing good will come from trying to be more like the other guy than the other guy.

Don't play yatzee in Nippon; Don't build your dome in Rome; Never throw dice with poltergeists; Be careful of people who are always nice: That's my friendly advice:

Donít throw out your garbage before the groceries are home, Donít be fooled by things that are jeweled, and shiny and silver or chrome. Donít be so kind as to make yourself blind, Give yourself a break; listen to your mind: Then anywhere you travel or roam youíll never be far from home. This world is made of fire and ice: Thatís my friendly advice.

Telling lies is like eating peanuts: Once you start, it's very difficult to stop.

America has become a place where the punishments are cruel, but not unusual. How else could we lead the free world in incarceration.

Any pool player can make a great shot; but the game will go to the man who sees the next shot while he's making this shot.

The man who has planned to win, but is prepared lose is most likely to succeed.

If you're not prepared to go the distance, don't go at all.

Despite the news media's constant drone to the contrary, there is not a rapist behind every tree, or a molester lurking at every playground, or a mugger on every downtown street. They learned a long time ago that the more they scare us, the more we'll watch.

The truth is: If it wasn't out-of-the-ordinary, it wouldn't be in the news. Despite all the hype, America is safer today than it ever was. The reason for that is we have become more educated and more civilized. Let's keep it that way


Albert Einstein

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

Nationalism, on my opinion, is nothing more than an idealistic rationalization for militarism and aggression.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.

What is the hardest thing in the world? To think.

Accept your genius and say what you think.

Make yourself necessary to somebody.

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Insist on yourself; never imitate.

Music causes us to think eloquently.

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

The greatest homage to truth is to use it.

The only reward of virtue is virtue.

We become what we think about all day long.

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.

Let us treat men and women well; treat them as if they were real. Perhaps they are.



"I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.                    - Mahatma Gandhi

Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.     - Leo Buscaglia

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.   - Booker T. Washington

Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains. - Helen Douglas

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm any hostility.    - Marcus Aurelius

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.   - John Dryden

Beware of the fury of the patient man.    - Unknown

Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.    - Cato

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts up his eyes.    - W. R. Alger

Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.    - Golda Meir

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.    - St. Francis De Sales

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.    - Chinese Proverb

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.    - Shakespeare

Men in rage strike those that wish them best.    - Elizabeth Kenny

He who angers you conquers you.    - Greek

Those who the Gods would destroy

First they would make angry    - Haliburton

When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.    - Aristotle (384-322 BC)

Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not easy.    - Proverbs 14:17a

He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly...    - Daniel Webster

Keep cool; anger is not an argument.    - Benjamin Franklin

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.    - Seneca

He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not.    - Aristotle

Nothing exceeds like excess. - Scarface

A bad plan that is well executed will yield much better results than a good plan that is poorly executed.   - Otto von Bismark

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.     - Martin Luther King



Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.    - Isaac Asimov

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.    - John Burroughs

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.    - Marcus Aurelius

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.    - Mark Twain, 16, 1901

Always do right: this will gratify some and astonish the rest.    - Abraham Lincoln

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. Thatís my religion.    - Origen

The power of choosing good and evil is within the reach of all.    - Plato

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

     - Rabindrinath Tagore

He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.    - Thomas Paine

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.    - W. H. Auden

We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don't know.    - William Penn

To do evil that good may come of it is for bunglers in politics as well as morals.



Japenese proverb:

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows

Thomas Jefferson:

There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.

Babe Ruth:

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

Napoleon I:

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

Robin Williams, One Hour Photo:

The things which we fear the most in life have already happend to us.

Marylin Manson:

One hates what one fears.

Veer Sharma:






Marie Curie:

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.

Michael Pritchard:

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.


You don't face your fears, you stand up to them.

Ambrose Redmoon:

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, First inaugural address:

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


No one loves the man whom he fears.

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do."

Byron Janis:

Fear breeds fear.

NIcholas Boileau-Despresaux:

Often fear of one evil leads us into a worse.


It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

Napoleon Bonaparte:

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

Swedish Proverb:

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.


FEAR is just a four letter word


We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.



Mother Teresa:

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Publilius Syrus:

A hasty judgment is a first step to recantation.

Rita Mae Brown:

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.

Rev. Jesse Jackson:

Never look down on anybody, unless you are going to help them up.


Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold - but so does a hard-boiled egg.



Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch:

If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give.

Charles Kuralt:

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. .

Eric Hoffer:

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.


If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?


Through this toilsome world, alas!

Once and only once I pass;

If a kindness I may show,

If a good deed I may do

To a suffering fellow man,

Let me do it while I can.

No delay, for it is plain

I shall not pass this way again.

B. C. Forbes:

I've never known any human being, high or humble, who ever regretted, when nearing life's end, having done kindly deeds. But I have known more than one millionaire who became haunted by the realization that they had led selfish lives.

Mother Theresa:

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly



Chinese proverb:

An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.

Lao Tzu:

Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.

Donald H. McGannon:

Leadership is action, not position.

Fred Smith:

Leadership is getting people to work for you when they are not obligated.


A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

Mary D. Poole:

Leadership should be more participative than directive, more enabling than performing.

Marian Anderson:

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.

James L. Fisher:

The main characteristics of effective leadership are intelligence, integrity or loyalty, mystique, humor, discipline, courage, self sufficieny and confidence.

Harold J. Seymour

Leaders are the ones who keep faith with the past, keep step with the present, and keep the promise to posterity.

Peter Ferdinand Drucker:

Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.

Harold J. Seymour:

When the leadership is right and the time is right, the people can always be counted upon to follow-to the end and at all costs.

Charles deGaulle:

A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.


A good leader inspires others with confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves.

Franklin D. Roosevelt:

A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers.


Forethought and prudence are the proper qualities of a leader.

Tom Landry:

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.

Max DePree:

Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.

Warren Bennis:

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.

John F. Kennedy:

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

Edgar Powell:

No organization is stronger than the quality of its leadership, or ever extends its constituency far beyond the degree to which its leadership is representative.

James L. Fisher:

Leadership is the special quality which enables people to stand up and pull the rest of us over the horizon.

Dwight D. Eisenhower:

Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Manual on military leadership:

Good leaders develop through a never-ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience.

Chinese proverb:

He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.

Donald H. McGannon:

Leadership is action, not position.

Bernd Brecher:

There are many elements to a campaign.Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.

Anthony T. Dadovano:

A good leader is not the person who does things right, but the person who finds the right things to do.


I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.

Walter Lippmann:

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.

Abigail Adams:

Great necessities call forth great leaders.

Charles S. Lauer:

Leaders don't force people to follow-they invite them on a journey.

Harold S. Hulbert:

Children need love especially when they don't deserve it.

Ralph Nader:

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Jesse Jackson:

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.

Knute Rockne:

I have to get the most energy out of a man and have discovered that it cannot be done if he hates another man. Hate blocks his energy and he isn't up to par until he eliminates it and develops a friendly feeling...(towards all his teammates.)

John Maxwell:

The first step to leadership is servanthood.

Max DePree: (The Art of Leadership)

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.



Dalai Lama:

Without inner peace, it is impossible to have world peace It is essential to know that to be a happy person, a happy family, a happy society, it is very crucial to have a good heart, that is very crucial. World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion

John F. Kennedy:

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.

Robert Fulghum:

Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are, something you give away.

Elie Wiesel:

Mankind must remember that peace is not God's gift to his creatures, peace is our gift to each other.


In peace, sons bury their fathers; in war, fathers bury their sons.

Benjamin Franklin:

There never was a good war, or a bad peace.

Jawaharlal Nehru:

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

Mother Teresa:

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

John Lennon:

All we are saying is give peace a chance.

John Foster Dulles:

The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.


Wise Sayings

Mary Englebreit:

Bloom where you planted.

Yugoslav Proverb:

A good rest is half the work.

Benjamin Franklin:

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of the wise man is in his heart.

J.R.R. Tolkein

All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.


After all this is over, all that will really have mattered is how we treated each other.


It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the grain of sand in your shoe.

Thanks to Dana Bidne:

Pace elephant can be swallowed, one bite at a time.


Don't be afraid to take one large step because you can't cross a chasm in two small leaps.

One generation plants trees, and the next enjoys the shade.

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.

Carl W. Buechner:

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. A man is too apt to forget that in this world he cannot have everything. A choice is all that is left to him. Better bend than break. Never swap horses while crossing a stream. Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway.

There is never time to do it right, but there is always time to do it over.

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Fail to plan, plan to fail.


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