Motivation Quotes - Page 4
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Praise, of all things, is the most powerful excitement to commendable actions, animating us in our enterprise.
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.
Good humor, like the jaundice, makes every one of its own complexion.
What insult is so keen or so keenly felt, as the polite insult which it is impossible to resent?
A loafer never works except when there is a fire; then he will carry out more furniture than anybody.
Acting was a way out at first. A way out of not knowing what to do, a way of focusing ambitions. And the ambition wasn't for fame. The ambition was to do an interesting job.
Most people are not for or against anything; the first object of getting people together is to make them respond somehow, to overcome inertia.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups.
If each of us were to confess his most secret desire, the one that inspires all his plans, all his actions, he would say: "I want to be praised.
Whatever touches the nerves of motive, whatever shifts man's moral position, is mightier than steam, or calorie, or lightning.