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Somehow, year after year, Dad managed to take us on vacations he couldn’t afford to provide, in order to make memories we couldn’t afford to be without. My life is richer for it. — Richard Exley


He has all of the virtues I dislike, and none of the vices I admire. — Winston Churchill


Murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner. — Oscar Wilde

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. –Salvor Hardin

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.–David Friedman


Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is he ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man’s training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly. — Thomas Huxley

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. — Walter Bagehot

They can because they think they can. — Virgil

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. — Shakespeare

Assume a virtue if you have it not. — William Shakespeare

Visualize what you want to achieve. Every time you throw home a mental suggestion you are giving the subconscious mind a blueprint to go by. — Henry Miller


If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. –Isaac Newton

Just as no great painting has ever been created by a committee, no great vision has ever emerged from the herd. — Warren Bennis

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done." — Henry Ford

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. — Jonathan Swift

We are asleep with compasses in our hands. — W.S. Merwin, American Poet

I visualized where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there. — Michael Jordan

No man who does not see visions will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise." — Woodrow Wilson

The eyes are the landing strip to the heart. — Stan Dale

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible. — Theodore Roethke

There is no more powerful engine driving an organization toward excellence and long-range success than an attractive, worthwhile, achievable vision for the future, widely shared. — Burt Nanus, Visionary Leadership, 1992, p. 3

We go where our vision is. — Joseph Murray

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." — Mark Twain

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. — Lily Tomlin

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which come always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. — Woodrow Wilson

Leadership is the ability to recognize the special abilities and limitations of others, combined with the capacity to fit each one into the job where he will do his best. — J. Oswald Sanders, Spiritual Leadership, 1967

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. — Goethe

We have been endowed with the capacity and the power to create desirable pictures within and to find them automatically printed in the outer world of or environment. — John McDonald

By visualizing your goals, you can get your subconscious to work toward making these mental pictures come true. — Success magazine

Dream the dream onward. — Carl Jung

There is no more powerful engine driving an organization toward excellence and long-range success than an attractive, worthwhile, and achieveable vision of the future, widely shared. — Burt Nanus

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started by a mouse. — Walt Disney

Vision is having an acute sense of the possible. It is seeing what others don’t see. And when those with similar vision are drawn together, something extraordinary occurs. — Shearson Lehman/American Express

Visionary Leadership

Pastors who give their congregations only what they want are seldom able to lead them to new heights. If Moses had listened to his congregation and appeased them, the people of Israel would have returned to Egypt and bondage. A visionary pastor is one who is able to shake and rattle her or his people for the cause of Christ. — James A. Scott

If your religion does not change you, then you should change your religion. — Elbert Hubbard

Idle dreams have given true visionaries a bad name — Robert Fritz


We are ruined by (misdirected) best efforts. — W. Edwards Deming

A leader is best when people barely know he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, the people will say, "We did it ourselves. — Lao Tzu

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