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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.
Innovation is the creation of the new or the re-arranging of the old in a new way.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.
Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him. A new friend is as new wine: when it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.
It struck me while I was sitting here; everything changes but the sea.
The art of communication is the language of leadership.
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.
Two monologues do not make a dialogue.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.
The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.
It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, bit it is the little differences that make them interesting.
There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the full value of time and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans. America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it.
The pain we feel When someone leaves our life is in direct proportion to the joy they bring while a part of our life for a few moments. In my life you made me feel as if I truly meant something to someone
If I commit suicide, it will not be to destroy myself but to put myself back together again. Suicide will be for me only one means of violently reconquering myself, of brutally invading my being, of anticipating the unpredictable approaches of God. By suicide, I reintroduce my design in nature, I shall for the first time give things the shape of my will.
He that outlives a wife whom he has long loved, sees himself disjoined from the only mind that has the same hopes, and fears, and interest; from the only companion with whom he has shared much good and evil; and with whom he could set his mind at liberty, to retrace the past or anticipate the future. The continuity of being is lacerated; the settled course of sentiment and action is stopped; and life stands suspended and motionless.
Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.
Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.
So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.
No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction.
A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.
There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.
Change is inevitable. Change for the better is a full-time job.
There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.
There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.
A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.
A heart in love with beauty never grows old.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Any man who does not accept the conditions of human life sells his soul.
Envy eats nothing, but its own heart.
All books are either dreams or swords.
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; Wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
The darkest day, If you live till tomorrow will have past away.
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
A lawyer starts life giving $500 worth of law for $5 and ends giving $5 worth for $500.
Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.
There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
Their is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
Our civilization has decided that determining the guilt or innocence of men is a thing too important to be trusted to trained men. When it wants a library catalogued, or the solar system discovered, or any trifle of that kind, it uses up its specialists. But when it wishes anything done which is really serious, it collects twelve of the ordinary men standing round. The same thing was done, if I remember right, by the Founder of Christianity.
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity.
A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality.
If you have a job without aggravations, you don't have a job.
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey's gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind.
I would love to spend all my time writing to you; I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true.
There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self.
Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
In Heaven all the interesting people are missing.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Take me to you, imprison me, for I, except you enthrall me, never shall be free, nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
When you dream alone, with your eyes shut, asleep, that dream is an illusion. But when we dream together, sharing the same dream, awake and with our eyes wide open, then that dream becomes reality!
True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
The idea of thanking staff should mean giving them something that they would never buy for themselves.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
No one asks you to throw Mozart out of the window. Keep Mozart. Cherish him. Keep Moses too, and Buddha and Lao Tzu and Christ. Keep them in your heart. But make room for the others, the coming ones, the ones who are already scratching on the window-panes.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words
Here in the U.S., culture is not that delicious panacea which we Europeans consume in a sacramental mental space and which has its own special columns in the newspapers -- and in people's minds. Culture is space, speed, cinema, technology. This culture is authentic, if anything can be said to be authentic.
The bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie have armed themselves against the rising proletariat with, among other things, culture. It's an old ploy of the bourgeoisie. They keep a standing art to defend their collapsing culture.
The State has but one face for me: that of the police. To my eyes, all of the State's ministries have this single face, and I cannot imagine the ministry of culture other than as the police of culture, with its prefect and commissioners.
If everybody is looking for it, then nobody is finding it. If we were cultured, we would not be conscious of lacking culture. We would regard it as something natural and would not make so much fuss about it. And if we knew the real value of this word we would be cultured enough not to give it so much importance.
A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
The hard truth is that what may be acceptable in elite culture may not be acceptable in mass culture, that tastes which pose only innocent ethical issues as the property of a minority become corrupting when they become more established. Taste is context, and the context has changed.
Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be.
Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
When I hear somebody sigh that Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness.
Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.
Who wills the end, wills the means.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
The thing that counts most in the pursuit of happiness is choosing the right companion.
The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
The words of the world want to make sentences.
Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,With conquering limbs astride from land to land;Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall standA mighty woman with a torch, whose flameIs the imprisoned lightning, and her nameMother of Exiles. From her beacon-handGlows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes commandThe air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp! cries sheWith silent lips. Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them.
By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher.
Half my life is an act of revision.
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning...
Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
In my case, adulthood itself was not an advance, although it was a useful waymark.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe.
To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
The House of Commons starts its proceedings with a prayer. The chaplain looks at the assembled members with their varied intelligence and then prays for the country.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
People who are born even-tempered, placid and untroubled -- secure from violent passions or temptations to evil -- those who have never needed to struggle all night with the Angel to emerge lame but victorious at dawn, never become great saints.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
... I remember you and recall you without effort, without exercise of will; that is, by natural impulse, indicated by a sense of duty, or of obligation. And that, I take it, is the only sort of remembering worth the having. When we think of friends, and call their faces out of the shadows, and their voices out of the echoes that faint along the corridors of memory, and do it without knowing why save that we love to do it, we content ourselves that friendship is a Reality, and not a Fancy -- that it is built upon a rock, and not upon the sands that dissolve away with the ebbing tides and carry their monuments with them.
Be an optimist -- at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Canaveral.
To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world
Are the ones who do.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.

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