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Colin Powell Quotes and Sayings

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Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Related topics: Motivational Leadership

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

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Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

 

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

I am a great believer in luck
and I find that the harder
I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!
- Dr. Seuss

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

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