"It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs."
"Every step you take is a step away from where you used to be."
“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles, and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of the you. If you don’t have that kind of feeling for what it is you’re doing, you’ll stop at the first giant hurdle”
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily."
"There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it."
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
"The key to any success, no matter how you define it, is having the audacity to believe you deserve it."
"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
"Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it."
"Leadership is not magnetic personality—that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people"—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."
-Peter F. Drucker
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worse when they despise him....But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, 'We did it ourselves'."
"A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better."
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their Ingenuity."
-Gen. George S. Patton
"The moment you stop learning, you stop leading."
"If your actions inspire someone to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."
-John Quincy Adams
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
-Peter F. Drucker