Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people.
It isn't what they say about you, it's what they whisper.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.
The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.
Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.