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Favorite Quotes


As we cope with relentless daily pressures, we need to create the space for rest and relaxation -- a place where inspiration can grow. One place where I find inspiration is in short quotations -- phrases that I think are both poetic and powerful. Below are some of the quotes I have collected that inspire me on a daily basis.


"As long as we are breathing and thinking and our hearts are beating, the world is ours to shape as we please, according to our values."

Doris Haddock


"I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again. Simple honest, human conversation. No mediation, negotiation, problem solving."

Margaret Wheatley

"Leadership demands making the impossible happen, being prepared for the unexpected, and learning from the lessons of history. It is the human spirit that makes the difference."
Lady Margaret Thatcher

"Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate and to connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives."
Oprah Winfrey

"I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is dear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think the very motion of our life is towards happiness."
The Dalai Lama
"Not I, not anyone else, can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself."
Walt Whitman
"Today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday."

"Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do. We spend most of our lives mastering how to do things, but in the end it is the quality and character of the individuals that define the performance of great leaders."

Frances Hesselbein

"Success is never final."
J.W. "Bill" Marriott Jr.