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Don't try to manage people;
by Grace Hopper

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Related topics: Motivational Leadership

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

 

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

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Humans are allergic to change.
They love to say, "We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

I handed my passport to the immigration officer,
and he looked at it and looked at me and said,
"What are you?"
- Grace Hopper

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.
- Albert Einstein

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Can you achieve your goals?
You can't reach your goal if you haven't
defined your goals.
And you can't succeed if you don't try -
and then pick yourself up
and try again each time you fail.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

Consider being more acceptive of your partner's behaviors.
It is unlikely that they are intentionally aggravating you.
Almost always, they are just doing what they think they should do.
Try setting aside your own rules for how they should behave,
and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude.
Your relationship will become stronger and happier if you do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a gift, and I try to respond with grace and courtesy.
- Maya Angelou

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

There are two kinds of people,
those who do the work,
and those who take the credit.
Try to be in the first group;
there is less competition there.
- Indira Gandhi

No matter how calmly you try to referee,
parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior,
and I'm not talking about the kids.
Their behavior is always normal.
- Bill Cosby

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

We try to realize the essential unity of the world
with the conscious soul of man;
we learn to perceive the unity held together
by the one Eternal Spirit,
whose power creates the earth, the sky, and the stars,
and at the same time irradiates our mind.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what
you were worrying about one year ago today.
- E. Joseph Cossman

God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never try to teach a pig to sing.
It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig.
- Mark Twain

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!

Never say goodbye when you still want to try,
never give up when you still feel you can't take it.
Never say you don't love the person anymore
when you can't let go.
- Anonymous

So many people try to grow up too fast,
and it's not fun!
You should stay a kid as long as possible!
- Vanessa Hudgens

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.
- Laurence J. Peter

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS,
because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
- Dave Barry

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and
try again in a different way.
- Dale Carnegie

There is always the danger that we may
just do the work for the sake of the work.
This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in -
that we do it to God, to Christ,
and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
- Mother Teresa

People try to live within their income so they can
afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income.
- Robert Half


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