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Sally Kempton
"Women are natural guerrillas. Scheming, we nestle into the enemy's bed, avoiding open warfare, watching the options, playing the odds."
Samuel Butler
"All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income."
Samuel Johnson
"Clear your mind of can't"
 
"Our aspirations are our possibilities"
Senator Bill Bradley
"When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing ... and when you meet him, he will win"
Seneca
"We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers"
 
"Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war"
 
"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult."
Seth Godin
"Competent people are the most resistant to change"
 
"You win by trying. And failing. Test, try, fail, measure, evolve, repeat, persist"
Sholem Ash
"The lash may force men to physical labor; it cannot force them to spiritual creativity"
Sid Friedman
"The harder I worked, the luckier I got"
Socrates
"The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be"
Soichiro Honda
"Success is 99% failure"
Sol Roth
"The successful person is one who is able to take his talents and invest them in the business of living in a manner that leads to the accomplishment of a full life of service"
Sonia Johnson
"Freedom is necessary for honesty, honesty for integrity, integrity for power, power for creativity, and all of them for intimacy"
Sophia Loren
"Getting ahead in a difficult position requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent."
Sophocles
"What you cannot enforce, do not command."
Soren Kierkegaard
"Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself"
 
"Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are"
 
"How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech."
 
"It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important"
 
"Life must be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward"
 
"Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living"
 
"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use"
 
"The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins"
 
"There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming"
 
"Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer"
 
"Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own"
 
"Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor"
 
"The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived"
 
"Once you label me, you negate me"
 
"Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts"
 
"Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion"
 
"The more a man can forget, the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo, the more he can remember the more divine his life becomes"
Spike Milligan
"We have a plan, therefore nothing can go wrong"
 
"All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy"
St Augustine
"Do you wish to rise? Begin by decending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility."
St Catherine of Siena
"Nothing great was ever done without much enduring"
Stephen Covey
"Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them"
Stephen R Covey
"How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most."
Stephen R. Covey
"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall"
 
"Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out"
Steve Jobs
"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations"
 
"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower"
Steven Covey
"Keep in mind that you are always saying 'no' to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things"
Stuart Chase
"For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible"
Sue Atchley Ebaugh
"The greatest gift we can give one another is rapt attention to one another's existence"
Sumantra Ghoshal
"You have to create tension between reality and aspiration"
 
"Companies that succeed are driven by internal ambition. Stock price doesn't drive them. Ambition and values drive them"
Sun Tzu
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized"
 
"The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before his battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand"
Susan B. Anthony
"Independence is happines"
 
"Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less"
 
"Failure is impossible"
 
"The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball - the further I am rolled the more I gain"