One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
~ Arnold Glasgow
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.
~ Oliver Goldsmith
You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.
~ Lee Iacocca
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
~ Thomas Paine
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
~ James A. Froude
There ought to be so many who are excellent, there are so few.
~ Janet Erskine Stuart
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
~ Victor E. Frankl
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men’s stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
~ Ayn Rand
Leaders are problem solvers by talent and temperament, and by choice.
~ Harlan Cleveland
It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.
Control your destiny or somebody else will.
~ Jack Welsh
Show me someone content with mediocrity and I’ll show you someone destined for failure.
~ Johnetta Cole
Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
~ George Sand
Being an optimist after you’ve got everything you want doesn’t count.
~ Kin Hubbard
No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
~ Agnes DeMille
Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.
~ Harriet Rubin
A leader is a dealer in hope.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Man was predestined to have free will.
~ Hal Luyah
Freedom is first of all a responsibility before the God from whom we come.
~ Alan Keyes
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist? An optimist laughs to forget, but a pessimist forgets to laugh.
~ Tom Bodett
I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.
~ Max Lerner