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Little strokes, fell great oaks. 

--Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

--Mark Twain, (1835-1910) 

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt, (1882-1945)

Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? 

--Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-) [Bluebeard, 1987]

Once you label me you negate me.

--Soren Kierkegaard, (1813-1855)

I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it. 

--Voltaire (1694-1778)

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. 

--Socrates

Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears,
your own must flow.
To convince them, you must yourself believe.

--Winston Churchill

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says, 'Go!' A leader says, 'Let's go!'

- E. M. Kelly

To govern is to serve, not to rule.

-- Seneca

Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.

--Winston Churchill

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.

--Lao Tzu

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.

-- Warren Bennis

Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without
the strategy.

-- General Norman Schwarzkopf

The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone
that go with it.

-Elaine Agather

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from that of their social environment. 

--Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Seven blunders of the world that lead to violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principle. 

--Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the 'still small voice' within me. 

--Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. 

--Indira Gandhi

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. 

--Mark Twain, (1835-1910)

Category: Aphorisms | Added by: Ктулху (18.05.2011)
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