Friday, 31 May 2013

Quote Worthy

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights. - Napoleon Bonaparte

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection. - Arthur Helps

Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order. - Arthur Helps

Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles. - Thomas Browne

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind. - Marston Bates

Learn to pause or nothing worthwhile can catch up with you. - Dorothy Ballard

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. - Roger Babson 

There are some things that are so serious that you have to laugh at them. - Niels Bohr

Speak not against anyone whose burden you have not weighed yourself. - Marion Zimmer Bradley

Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow. - Les Brown

Thursday, 30 May 2013


How do you know so much about everything?’ was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was ‘By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.’ - John Abbott

Tis not every question that deserves an answer. - Thomas Fuller

I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions. - Lou Holtz 

It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it. - Jeseph Joubert

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. - Albert Einstein

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. - William Hazlitt

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious. - George Bernard Shaw

Questions provide the key to unlocking our unlimited potential. - Tony Robbins

Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them. - Ralph N. Gerard

The important thing is not to stop questioning. - Albert Einstein

The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself. - Ursula K. Le Guin

The question is not what you look at, but what you see. - Henry David Thoreau

The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done. - Allard Lowenstein

The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not, the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer, the ones that you ‘come to terms with’ only to discover that they are still there. - Ingrid Bengis

There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. - Charles P. Steinmetz

There are no right answers to wrong questions. - Ursula K. Le Guin

There are two sides to every question. - Unknown

To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered. - John Ruskin

With a hypothetical question you can only get, at best, a hypothetical answer. - Father William Seifert

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Food For Thought

When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast with a scientific and technological abundance. We’ve learned to fly the air as birds, we’ve learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we haven’t learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters. - Martin Luther King Jr

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. - Nelson Mandela

Into each life a little rain must fall, a little sun must shine, and therein lives growth. The heart will break and mend again with love, forgiveness, and time. We don’t choose the pain but we must choose to heal. Innocence lost is wisdom gained in heart, in mind, and in soul. - Unknown

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Quote Worthy

Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure. - David Viscott

Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully. - Samuel Johnson

Its not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised; the mosquito is swatted. - Marie O Conner

Many could forgo heavy meals, a full wardrobe, a fine house, et cetera; it is the ego they cannot forgo. - Mohandas Gandhi

You will become as small as your controlling desire; or as great as your dominant aspiration. - James Allen

I never failed once. I invented the light bulb. It just happened to be a 2000-step process. - Thomas Edison

It is vital that when educating our children’s brains, that we do not neglect to educate their hearts. - Unknown

If you remember the day’s blessings and forget the day’s troubles, then you have a good memory. - Unknown

Monday, 27 May 2013


“It’s just a cold,” the doctor said. “There is no cure, and you’ll just have to live with it until it goes away.”

“But Doctor,” the patient whined. “It’s making me so miserable.”

The doctor rolled his eyes toward the ceiling. Then he said, “Look, go home and take a hot bath. Then put a bathing suit on and run around the block three or four times.”

“What!” the patient exclaimed. “I'll get pneumonia!”

“We have a cure for pneumonia,” the doctor said.

Sunday, 26 May 2013


I am a big believer in the ‘mirror test’. All that matters is if you can look in the mirror and honestly tell the person you see there, that you have done your best. - Unknown

Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only. - Samuel Butler

The best mirror is an old friend. - Unknown

The Universe is the mirror of the people, and each person is a mirror to every other person. - Unknown

Saturday, 25 May 2013


It’s a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so. - Georges Bernanos

Live according to the ethics of excellence, and you can always stand proud. Pride – not vanity, but dignity and self-respect – should carry a lot of weight in helping you make decisions. Let pride help you decide. - Price Pritchett

Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man’s erring judgment, and misguide the mind; What the weak head with strongest bias rules, is pride, the never-failing vice of fools. - Alexander Pope

One of the best temporary cures for pride and affection is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs. - Josh Billings

Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold. - Thomas Jeffeson

Pride is tasteless, colorless, and sizeless. Yet it is the hardest thing to swallow. - August B. Black

Pride sullies the noblest character. - Claudius

Though pride is not a virtue, it is the parent of many virtues. - M. C. Collins

Friday, 24 May 2013


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
Most men believe that it would benefit them if they could get a little from those who have more. How much more would it benefit them if they would learn a little from those who know more. - William J. H. Boetcker

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. - William J. H. Boetcker

When we immerse ourself in desire without guilt, shame or clinging, it can show us something special about our own minds that allows us to embrace life fully. - Mark Epstein

I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs to life under a strain even better than under a caress. - Andre Gide

Thursday, 23 May 2013


If you never quit when the going gets tough, you will never have anything to regret for the rest of your life. - Unknown

Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply dont know how to quit. - Robert Schuller

Never give up, but know when to quit. - Unknown

Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and dont quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and dont quit until you reach it. Never quit. - Bear Bryant

Quitting is never an option. The cows have to be milked come Hell or High Water. - Robert Schuller

The one thing worse than a quitter is the one who is afraid to begin. - Unknown

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Dust If You Must

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better
To paint a picture or write a letter
Bake a cake or plant a seed
Ponder the difference b etween want and need

Dust if you must, but there’s not much time,
With rivers to swim and mountains to climb
Music to hear and books to read
Friends to cherish and life to lead

Dust if you must, but the world’s out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain
Tis day will not come around again

Dust if you must, but bear in mind
Old age will come and it’s not kind
And when you go – and go you must
You, yourself, will make more dust

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Quote Worthy

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. - Lao Tzu

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out? - Rene Descartes

You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. - Zig Ziglar

To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your won skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are. - Ellen Degeneres

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. - Kurt Vonnegut

Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future. - Denis Waitley

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. - Lao Tzu

The more you know yourself, the less dependant you are on the good opinion of others. - Lynda Field

Monday, 20 May 2013

Happiness Is Always An Option

A very inspirational story. We should all learn from Shane's positive attitude.

Happiness is always an option

Sunday, 19 May 2013


’Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. - Thomas Paine

He who governs himself according to what he calls his principles may be punished either by one party or the other for those very principles. He who proceeds without principle, as chance, timidity, or self-preservation directs, will not perhaps fare better; but he will be less blamed. - St. John de Crevecoeur

I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle. - Andrew Carnegie

It is always easier to fight for ones principles than to live up to them. - Alfred Adler

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. - Arthur Calwell

It is the right thing to have values and principles; just do not think that your values and principles must be the right ones. Be sensible enough to change when they are proven wrong. - Unknown

Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle. - Viscount William Lamb Melbourne

Principles and values are for people to live it out, and not for them to brag about. The wise practice them quietly and without fanfare. - Unknown

Principles, like advice, should be kept to oneself unless asked for, because what you think are high ideals may well just be silly notions to the next person. - Vincent Thnay

The principles now planted in thy bosom will grow, and one day reach maturity; and in that maturity thou wilt find thy heaven or thy hell. - David Thomas

Values and principles are like the roots of a tree. The stronger they are, the more able the person is to withstand the wave of changes that blow his way. - Unknown

When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn’t the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. - Otto von Bismarck

Friday, 17 May 2013

Quote Worthy

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly. - Morticia Addams

In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse. - Saki

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars. - Les Brown

It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled. - Mark Twain

All the advice in the whole will never help you until you help yourself. - Fred Van Amburgh

It’s more important to grow your spirit than cut your dreams. - Robert Kiyosaki

The fear of some divine and supreme powers keeps men in obedience. - Robert Burton

Why spend time crying about the wind, when you can adjust the sails? - Dan  O’Donell

It’s not what you look at that maters, it’s what you see. - Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt. - William Van Horne

Thursday, 16 May 2013


Looking for a quote on a particular subject? I have categorized the quotes to make the search easier This 'label' - ZQuotesL - has all the quotes on subjects beginning with the Alphabet L. You might want to search the labels on the right hand side of the page too.


An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. - Martin Luther King Jr.

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

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable. - Louis D. Brandeis

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. - Julius Caesar

Ignorance of the law excuses no man; not that all men know the law, but because tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to confute him. - John Selden

In civil jurisprudence it too often happens that there is so much law, that there is no room for justice, and that the claimant expires of wrong in the midst of right, as mariners die of thirst in the midst of water. - Charles Colton 

Just because something is a law doesnt make it right. - Unknown

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. - Jonathan Swift

Laws are only words, words written on paper, words that change on societys whim and are interpreted differently daily by politicians, lawyers, judges, and policemen. Anyone who believes that all laws should always be obeyed would have made a fine slave catcher. Anyone who believes that all laws are applied equally, despite race, religion, or economic status, is a fool. - John J. Miller

Laws are subordinate to custom. - Titus Maccius Plautus

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

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. - Benjamin Franklin

There is a written and an unwritten law. The one by which we regulate our constitutions in our cities is the written law; that which arises from custom is the unwritten law. - Diogenes Laertius 

When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. - Benjamin Disraeli

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved. - Dorthea Brande

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made. - Robert Schuller

All problems become smaller if you do not dodge them, but confront them. - Unknown

Beset by a difficult problem? Now is your chance to shine. Pick yourself up, get to work and get triumphantly through it. - Ralph Marston Sublime

Do not take on the problems of other people. They are better equipped to handle their own problems than you are. - Unknown

Do not take your problems to bed with you. They are bad and unhealthy companions for natural sleep and rest. - Unknown

Don’t buy other people’s problems. - Chinese Proverb

Dont duck the most difficult problems. That just ensures that the hardest part will be left when you are most tired. Get the big one done – its downhill from then on. - Norman Vincent Peale

Everyone has to have either this or that problem, if he can’t find any problem, he loses all reason for living. - Gao XingJian

Every problem contains within itself the seeds of its own solution. - Stanley Arnol

For problems that arise when one steps into the shadow, the obvious cure is to step back into the sunlight. - Anon

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. - J. Krishnamurti

How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively. - Norman Vincent Peale

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humour in it. - Frank A. Clark

If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact – not to be solved, but to be coped with over time. - Shimon Peres

If we really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem. - J. Krishnamurti

In a day, when you don’t come across any problems, you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path - Swami Vivekananda

In the final analysis, there is no other solution to a man’s problems but the day’s honest work, the day’s honest decisions, the day’s generous utterance, and the day’s good deed. - Clare Boothe Luce

Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. - Albert Einstein

It is by seeking within that we learn to resolve our problems and difficulties. Problems which confront us now must be solved or we will meet them again along our spiral of development. - Unknown

It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. - M. Scott Peck

It is well known that “problem avoidance” is an important part of problem solving. Instead of solving the problem you go upstream and alter the system so that the problem does not occur in the first place. - Edward De Bono

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility. - Albert Schweitzer

Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions. - Unknown

Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons, we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting. - Unknown

Never demand that the person who brought up a problem must also be the one to solve it. It may be merely his duty to bring it up: but it is the team’s duty to help solve the problem. - Unknown

Never let a problem become an excuse. - Robert Schuller

Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it. - Robert Schuller

No matter how complicated a problem is, it usually can be reduced to a simple, comprehensible form which is often the best solution. - An Wang

No matter how many levels of consciousness one reaches, the problem always goes deeper. - Shulamith Firestone

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. - Voltaire

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. - Henry J. Kaiser

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them. - Hugh Miller

Problems are the price you pay for progress. - Unknown

Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit. - M. Scott Peck

Problems form an important part of our lives. They are placed in our path for us to overcome them, not to be overcome by them. We must master them, not let them master us. Every time we overcome a challenge, we grow in experience, in self assuredness, and in faith. - Royden G. Derrick

Sometimes problems don’t require a solution to solve them; instead they require maturity to outgrow them. - Dr Steve Maraboli

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists. - Edward De Bono

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. - Alan Saporta

The best way to tackle any problem is one step at a time, and the first step is to tell someone about it. - Unknown

The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small. - Unknown

The finger pointing at a problem is not the problem. It is a common occurrence to find people attacking the finger when their problems are pointed out. - Unknown

The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist. - Zig Ziglar

The highest mountain has been conquered. We have even landed a probe called Sojourner on Mars. What is your problem again? - Unknown

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. - Theodore Rubin

The problems we face are human problems and therefore are capable of human solutions. - Frederick Moore Vinson

The real problem is what to do with the problem-solvers after the problems are solved. - Gay Talese

There are many difficult problems and decisions that actually improve when they are left to simmer a little while. - Unknown

Understand that most problems are a good sign. Problems indicate that progress is being made, wheels are turning, you are moving toward your goals. Beware when you have no problems. Then you’ve really got a problem... Problems are like landmarks of progress. - Scott Alexander

Walk away from it [your problem] until you get stronger. All your troubles will be there when you get back, but you will be better able to cope. - Lady Bird Johnson

We cant solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein

We should see problems and difficulties as opportunities for advancement rather than obstacles in our path. By looking at our problems in a different light, much of our frustration will disappear and we can see them from a more rational point of view. - Unknown

Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities. - Ralph Marston

When ones own problems are unsolvable and all best efforts frustrated, it is life-saving to listen to other peoples problems. - Suzanne Massie

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves. - Anthony D'Angelo

When the problems mount so high that you cannot see anything else, it pays to step back from your work so you can see the big picture. - Unknown

When you are surfing and there is a big wave coming your way, you can either catch and ride it or be overwhelmed by it. Rise above your problems and ride them to victory rather than letting them drown you. - Unknown

When you can’t solve the problem, manage it. - Robert Schuller

Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach. - Earl Nightingale

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

Give up your need to always be right
Give up your need for control
Give up on blame
Give up your self-defeating self-talk
Give up your limiting beliefs
Give up complaining
Give up the luxury of criticism
Give up your need to impress others
Give up your resistance to change
Give up labels
Give up on your fears
Give up your excuses
Give up the past
Give up attachment
Give up living your life to other people’s expectations

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Quote Worthy

Labour is mans greatest function. He is nothing, he can do nothing, he can achieve nothing, he can fulfil nothing, without working. - Orville Dewey

You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future. - Dr. Abdul Halam

He who labours diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labour. - Menander Of Athens

Before the reward there must be labour. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy. - Ralph Ransom

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep. - Denis Waitley

A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist. -Elanor Roosevelt

Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions. - Will Smith

I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance. - Ruben Blades

Monday, 13 May 2013

Sunday, 12 May 2013


Procrastination is like a credit card: its a lot of fun until you get the bill. - Christopher Parker

Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. - Wayne Dyer

Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin. - Victor Kiam

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. - Napoleon Hill

Procrastination will be overcome when you take little steps toward the goal. With each step you gain momentum, and with consistency, you will be crossing the finish line before you know it. - Unknown

The greatest thief this world ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large. - Henry Wheeler Shaw

The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. - Norman Vincent Peale

Saturday, 11 May 2013


A man is as miserable as he thinks he is. - Unknown

A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer. - Joseph Addison

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone. - Pascal

Give it all you got until youre put out of your misery. - Aerosmith 

He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery. - Anne Frank

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. - Albert Schweitzer

Misery is a communicable disease. - Unknown

Misery loves company. - John Ray

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it. - Russell Baker

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. - Dr. Robert Anthony

No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.  - Letitia Landon

Nobody really cares if youre miserable, so you might as well be happy. - Cythina Nelms

Of all mens miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing. - Herodotus

Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets. - Rudyard Kipling

The great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things. - Benjamin Franklin

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation. - George Bernard Shaw

The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery. - Marcus Fabius Quintilian

The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure is occupation. - George Bernard Shaw

We live in a world which is full of misery and ignorance, and the plain duty of each and all of us is to try to make the little corner he can influence somewhat less miserable and somewhat less ignorant than it was before he entered it. - Thomas H. Huxley


If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart. - Socrates

It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others. - Publilius Syrus

Look at misfortune the same way you look at success – Dont Panic! Do your best and forget the consequences. - Walt Alston

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. - Aristotle

Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends. - Unknown

Misfortunes never come singly. - Unknown

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes. - Seneca

Some people think that all the world should share their misfortunes, though they do not share in the sufferings of any one else. - A. Poincelot 

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. - Voltaire

Friday, 10 May 2013

Quote Worthy

One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire help to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act. - Hannah More 

Its the heart afraid of dying, that never learns to dance; Its the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance; And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live. - Bette Midler

If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secret of getting along whether it be business, family relations, or life itself. - Bernard Meltzer

Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses, on your powers, instead of your problems. - Paul J. Meyer

No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen. - Epictetus

Thursday, 9 May 2013


A good leader can inspire others at the workplace even when he wakes up not feeling inspired that morning. They change themselves internally to meet their calling and fulfil their responsibilities as a leader. - Unknown

A good leader needs to stand behind his or her followers as often as he or she needs to stand in front of them. - Marilyn vos Savant

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit. - Arnold H. Glasgow

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done. - Ralph Lauren

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

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. - John C. Maxwell

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. - Rosalynn Carter

A leader takes people where they would never go on their own. - Hans Finzel

A leaders role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there. - David Gergen

A lot of leaders tend to make popular decisions rather then effective ones. These are ‘nice’ leaders – not ‘effective’ leaders. - Unknown

A prime function of a leader is to keep hope alive. - John William Gardner

A real leader faces the music, even when he does not like the tune. - Unknown

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

An effective leader is a person who is respected for his stand; not popularity with the masses. - Unknown

Are you the leader who provides people ropes to hang themselves; or one who gives out ropes to lead people to safety and happiness. - Unknown

Everyone in a way is a leader. Some lead you to success; others will lead you to despair. Choose your leader wisely and be a wise leader if you are one. - Unknown

Good leaders make people feel that they are 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 centred and that gives their work meaning. - Warren Bennis

If you want to be a leader, understand that you are a natural focal point for attack of every kind. Accepting this reality will alleviate you from the feeling of being ‘unfairly’ treated by the masses you serve. - Unknown

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams

It is hard to look up to a leader who keeps his ear to the ground. - James H. Boren

Lead and inspire people. Don't try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead. - Ross Perot

Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line. - Warren G. Bennis

One measure of leadership is the calibre of people who choose to follow you. - Dennis A. Peer

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. - Arnold Glasgow

Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination. - Unknown

Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity. - Reed Markham

The best managers and leaders are those who can carve out the excellence in the ordinary people they lead and manage. - Unknown

The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, ‘Go!’ - a leader says, ‘Let's go!’ - E. M. Kelly

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

The great leader seldom moves by guesswork and without proper forward planning. He has a plan to guide his actions towards his goal in a definite manner and to counter any pitfalls along the journey. - Unknown

The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players. - Blaine Lee

The issue of fairness and justice is so universal that no leader can hope to retain for long the loyalty and respect of his followers without them. - Unknown

The job of leaders is to think from their heads, communicate from their hearts and act from their guts. - David Gaster

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. - Eric Hoffer

The leader must know, must know that he knows, and must be able to make it abundantly clear to those about him that he knows. - Clarence R. Randall

The manager administers, the leader innovates. The manager maintains, the leader develops. The manager relies on systems, the leader relies on people. The manager counts on controls, the leader counts on trust. The manager does things right, the leader does the right thing. - Unknown

The responsibility of a leader is to bring those that are under his direction from where they are now to where they have never been. - James Mendel

The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests. - Gail Sheehy

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. - Henry Kissinger

The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability. - Fred A. Manske, Jr.

There are excellent leaders but no perfect leaders. If your leader fails sometimes, it is only a manifestation of their imperfection and should not tarnish him as a good leader. - Unknown

To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesnt know where he is going. - Joe Namath

To lead people, walk behind them. - Lao Tzu

True leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders. - Tom Peters

When I talk to managers, I get the feeling that they are important. When I talk to leaders, I get the feeling that I am important. - Unknown  

You can't lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself. - Gene Mauch