The following are a selection of quotes that inspire and encourage leadership and altruistic thinking.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana,
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you super-add the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.” Lord Acton
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"..... Walt Disney
"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." ….. Benjamin Disraeli
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."…. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This above all, to thy own self be true, …. Shakespeare.
"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." …. Dale Carnegie
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." …. John F. Kennedy
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals” … Henry David Thoreau
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere” Chinese proverb.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant - from the Roman Poet Horace
Dante said, "A great flame follows a little spark."
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. Albert Einstein,
"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." Dale Carnegie
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing, that we see too late the one that is open." - Alexander Graham Bell
“You miss 100% of the shots you never take” - Wayne Gretzky
Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men -- the other 999 follow women. - Groucho Marx
"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." - Pablo Picasso 1881-1973, Artist
"You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit." – Aristotle
"If you want to know your past - look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future - look into your present actions." Chinese Proverb
"I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act." Abraham Maslow,
"He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." - Friedrich Nietzsche
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated” – Confucius
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” Lewis Carroll
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself” Leo Tolstoy
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
“You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.” Bob Nelson
Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it. – Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Statesman and Prime Minister
“Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.” Mahatma Gandhi
“Our greatest strength as a human race is our ability to acknowledge our differences, our greatest weakness is our failure to embrace them.” Judith Henderson
“A world without walls is the only sustainable world. . . . If the world is dominated by people who believe that their races, their religions, their ethnic differences are the most important factors, then a huge number of people will perish in this century.” Bill Clinton
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” Mahatma Gandhi
“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” Mahatma Gandhi
“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.” Mahatma Gandhi
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”Mahatma Gandhi
“God has no religion” Mahatma Gandhi