Remember even if you loose all, keep your good name; for if you loose that you are worthless. --Irish Proverb
Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.
—Booker T. Washington (1856–1915)
Our strength is often composed of the weaknesses we’re damned if we’re going to show.
True freedom is not the absence of structure—letting the employees go off and do whatever they want—but rather a clear structure that enables people to work within established boundaries in an autonomous and creative way.
—Erich Fromm (1900–1980)
We write our own destiny. We become what we do.
—Madame Chiang Kai–Shek
If you empower dummies, you get bad decisions faster.
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Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening.
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.
The woods would be very silent if
no birds sang there except those who sang best.
—John James Audubon (1785–1851)
American ornithologist and artist
I don’t want to be a passenger in my own life.
Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works too.
Power is the ability to do good things for others.
If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
Life is not a spelling bee, where no matter how many words you have gotten right, if you make one mistake you are disqualified.
Life is more like a baseball season, where even the best team loses one-third of its games and even the worst team has its days of brilliance.
Our goal is not to go all year without ever losing a game. Our goal is to win more than we lose, and if we can do that consistently enough, then when the end comes, we will have won it all.
American author, from Becoming Aware
I’m afraid I’m an incorrigible life-lover, life wonderer, and adventurer.
Enthusiasm is the most convincing orator; it is like the functioning of an infallible law of nature. The simplest man, fired with enthusiasm, is more persuasive than the most eloquent without it.
—Francois de la Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)
If you want to live on the edge of life, you have to be flexible.
I praise loudly; I blame softly.
Ants can move even a mighty mountain.
Work is love made visible.
—Ama Ata Aidoo
Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.
—Mohandas Karachand (Mahatma) Gandhi (1869–1948)
Hone your skills for work and family and you hone them for living life to the fullest