Saturday Quotathon: Leadership, Teamwork, and More

>> Saturday, August 8, 2009

Yep, I'm going to see what quotes I have for leadership, teamwork and working toward something bigger than oneself.

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
--Leonardo da Vinci

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway.
--Mother Theresa

A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.
-- Alistair Cooke

Bosses tend to get the workers they deserve.
-- Martin Wiener

Do what you think is right in your heart. You'll be criticized anyway.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

Failing organizations are usually over managed and under led.
-- Warren Bennis

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
-- Chinese Proverb

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
-- Raymond Hull

Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take Hofstadter's Law into account.
-- Douglas Hofstadter

I definitely am going to take a course on time management... just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.
-- Louis Boone

If something goes wrong, it is more important to talk about who is going to fix it, than who is to blame.
-- Francis J. Gable

I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.
-- Dudley Field Malone

I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side -- I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.
-- Bethania McKenstry

Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
-- Ann Landers

More are taken in by hope than by cunning.
-- Marquis de Vauvenargues

Never mistake motion for action.
-- Ernest Hemingway

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
-- Jane Addams

Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
-- Jim Bishop

Not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
-- George Sala

There is a name for those who suppose that doing the same thing will produce different results. That name is ‘Idiot’.
-Albert Einstein

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
-Japanese proverb

“Adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit” (Transl: Add little to little and there will be a great heap)

One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programmes by their intentions rather than their results.
-Milton Friedman

The obstinancy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinancy of folly and inanity.
-Harriet Beecher Stowe

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.
-Arabic Proverb

Arrogance diminishes wisdom.
-Arabic Proverb

If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
- John F. Kennedy

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
- Mahatma Gandhi

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Meetings are indispensible when you don’t want to do anything.
-John Kenneth Galbraith

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.
-Tommy LaSorda


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