Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational QuotesComing together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Henry Ford

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Henry Ford

Cultivate a deep understanding of yourself – not only what your strengths and weaknesses are but also how you learn, how you work with others, what your values are, and where you can make the greatest contribution. Because only when you operate from strengths can you achieve true excellence.
Peter F. Drucker

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

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

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, ‘Press on,’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
– Socrates

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
Chinese Proverb

To conquer oneself is the best and noblest victory; to be vanquished by one’s own nature is the worst and most ignoble defeat.

The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths…making a system’s weaknesses irrelevant.
Peter Drucker

Respect is love in plain clothes.
Frankie Byrne

The essential difference between emotion and reason is that emotion leads to action while reason leads to conclusions.
Donald Calne neurologist

Transcendent values like trust and integrity literally translate into revenue, profits and prosperity.
Patricia Aburdene, author of Megatrends 2010

I look for three things in hiring… personal integrity, intelligence and energy. But, if you don’t get the first right the other two will kill you.
Warren Buffett, CEO Berkshire Hathaway

Mistrust doubles the cost of doing business.
Professor John Whitney

You can’t have success without trust… especially in businesses that deal with the public.
Jim Burke CEO Johnson & Johnson

Love is patient, love is kind, it is not puffed up or arro­gant (Humble),
it does not act unbecomingly (Respectful), it does not seek its own (Selfless),
it does not take into account a wrong suffered (Forgiving), it does not rejoice in unright­eousness but rejoices in the truth (Honest), it bears all things, endures all things, it never fails (Committed).
An extract from – ‘The world’s most powerful leadership principle’ by James Hunter

Isn’t it strange how princes and kings,
and clowns that caper in sawdust rings,
and common people, like you and me,
are builders for eternity?

Each is given a list of rules;
a shapeless mass; a bag of tools.
And each must fashion, ere life is flown,
A stumbling block, or a Stepping-Stone.
R. L. Sharp

On Monday, don’t tell me how great it was; tell me what you’re doing differently.
Peter Drucker

The process of becoming a leader is similar to becoming a fully integrated human being.
Bill George

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Warren Bennis

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
– Mahatma Gandhi

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Humility is not thinking less of yourself its thinking of yourself less.
C S Lewis