Leadership and Inspirational Quotes

Only when you are inspired, can you inspire others. So start your day right with these leading thoughts.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.” –William James

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” – Ziege

I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.” – Martha Washington

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.” – John Steinbeck

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of a majority it is time to pause and reflect.” –Mark Twain

“There is no difference between a pessimist who says, “Oh, it’s hopeless, so don’t bother doing anything,” and an optimist who says, “Don’t bother doing anything, it’s going to turn out fine anyway.” Either way, nothing happens.” Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagoina

“As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. Then man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz

“The desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.” John le Carre

“In matters of style swim with the current; in matters of principle stand like a rock.” Thomas Jefferson

“It is easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference!”  Tom Brokaw

“The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.” Albert Einstein

“Don’t go to the grave with your life unused!” Bobby Bowden



2 comments on “Leadership and Inspirational Quotes

  1. I absolutely love these quotes. Have you read John Adams biography by David McCullough? If you enjoy lessons in leadership, there’s a few hundred pages of them.

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog!

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