The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front.
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