“A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune.”
“The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.”
“When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.”
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
The best art, I would say, is to give form to more sublime instincts or sublime states of mind. So, we give form to our spiritual condition, our spiritual state. This is what it means to give form to the formless.
No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist.
No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
I will not be poisoned by your bitterness.
Anne of Green Gables
You are far too smart to be the only thing standing in your way.
Jennifer J. Freeman
“Detach from what destroys you.”
What will matter is the good we did, not the good we expected others to do.
“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”
Coach Jim Valvano
Listening has the quality of the wizard’s alchemy. It has the power to melt armor and produce beauty in the midst of hatred.
You are always one decision away from a totally different life.
Don’t concern yourself with things that don’t concern you. If it’s not your business, don’t make it your burden.
Feel the fear and do it anyway.