I'm not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don't think I'm competitive, just nice.
I don't give advice. I can't tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions.
It is better to arm and strengthen your hero, than to disarm and enfeeble your foe.
By doing just a little every day, I can gradually let the task completely overwhelm me™.
One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love and to long life.
Praise is the only gift for which people are really grateful.
I can't concentrate on golf or bowling. Those bowling pins aren't going to hurt me. I can concentrate in the ring because someone is trying to kill me.
Words of affection, howso'er express'd, The latest spoken still are deem'd the best.
To sing is to love and affirm, to fly and soar, to coast into the hearts of the people who listen, to tell them that life is to live, that love is there, that nothing is a promise, but that beauty exists, and must be hunted for and found.
Fear begins to melt away when you begin to take action on a goal you really want.
Sandwich every bit of criticism between two heavy layers of praise.
People will support that which they help to create.
If you're good to your staff when things are going well, they'll rally when times go bad.
We must treasure the achievers of our land because it's they who raise the sights of all the others.
Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire.
I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success.
You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.
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 8 Enemy Divisions During WW2].
Help people become more motivated by guiding them to the source of their own power.
I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn.
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