Motivation Quotes - Page 3
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All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... They can't get away this time.[When surrounded by enemy divisions during WW]
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
Men's actions depend to a great extent upon fear. We do things either because we enjoy doing them or because we are afraid not to do them.
A fellow must know where he wants to go, if he is going to get anywhere. It is so easy just to drift along. Some people go through school as if they thought they were doing their families a favor. On a job, they work along in a humdrum way, interested only in their salary check. They don't have a goal. When anyone crosses them up, they take their marbles and walk out. The people who go places and do things make the most of every situation. They are ready for the next thing that comes along on the road to their goal. They know what they want and are willing to go an extra mile.
The best direction is the least possible direction.
I never work better than when I am inspired by anger; when I am angry, I can write, pray, and preach well, for then my whole temperament is quickened, my understanding sharpened, and all mundane vexations and temptations depart.
Most people would rather be seen through than not seen at all.
You will accomplish more by kind words and a courteous manner than by anger or sharp rebuke, which should never be used except in necessity.
We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of further inertia and the irksomeness of action.
Happiness is in the taste, and not in things themselves; we are happy a possessing what we like, not a possessing what others like.
I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason.
When the administrator feels himself to be the sole driving agency, and finds himself chiefly engaged in arousing those who are apathetic and coercing those who are antagonistic, there is something vitally wrong with the administration. An executive should find himself engaged chiefly in directing the energies which create themselves naturally in all parts of the business, and in finding the proper outlet for the eager upward striving of the ranks below.