Motivation Quotes - Page 4
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There isn't much that tastes better than praise from those who are wise and capable.
Interest speaks all sorts of tongues, and plays all sorts of parts, even that of disinterestedness.
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.
Once you wake up thought in a man, you can never put it to sleep again.
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.