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John Adair Quotes and Sayings

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The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses
as a leader is likely to be far more effective than
the one who remains blind to them.
- John Adair

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

 

A chief event of life is the day in which
we have encountered a mind that startled us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Profit is a by-product of work;
happiness is its chief product.
- Henry Ford

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Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us
to be what we know we could be.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
- Chief Seattle

There is no death, only a change of worlds.
- Chief Seattle

Man does not weave this web of life.
He is merely a strand of it.
Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth,
I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand.
- Khalil Gibran

If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house,
I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming,
the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
- Gaston Bachelard

Law of Contrariness:
Our chief want in life is somebody
who shall make us do what we can.
Having found them, we shall then hate them for it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.
- Groucho Marx

The home is the chief school of human virtues.
- William Ellery Channing

Concern for man and his fate must always form
the chief interest of all technical endeavors.
Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
- Albert Einstein

Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties.
- Hugh Blair

Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate,
exercises a public trust.
- Grover Cleveland

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world,
as pastors teach, but idealism.
Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.
- H. L. Mencken

The chief difference between words and deeds is that
words are always intended for men for their approbation,
but deeds can be done only for God.
- Leo Tolstoy

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education
has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
- Bertrand Russell

The press is our chief ideological weapon.
- Nikita Khrushchev

Every man is his own chief enemy.
- Anacharsis

Soon after I returned to private practice,
former Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger called me one day.
- Fred F. Fielding

But the federal government, our collective government,
has responsibilities that none of these other levels
of government can fulfill;
and chief among these is national defense.
- Don Nickles

The chief duty of government is to keep the peace and
stand out of the sunshine of the people.
- James A. Garfield

All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief.
They are all brothers.
- Chief Joseph

Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
- W. H. Auden

It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not
to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

The forgotten man...
He works, he votes, generally he prays,
but his chief business in life is to pay.
- William Graham Sumner

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

President Obama has embraced a partisan,
polarizing strategy since day one when he chose hyper-partisan
Rahm Emanuel to be his White House Chief of Staff.
- Rory Cooper

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from
the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.
- J. Paul Getty

I thought they know that I was the Commander in Chief,
not that I know that I am the Commander in Chief,
and they should behave; know how to behave to the Commander in Chief.
- Kamisese Mara

In Judaism, there are 613 biblical commandments,
and the Talmud says that the chief commandment of all is study.
- Norman Lamm

The chief fruit of the First World War was the Russian
Revolution and the rise of Communism as a national power.
- Whittaker Chambers

Ford used to come to work in a big car with two Admiral's flags,
on each side of the car.
His assistant would be there with his accordion,
playing, Hail to the Chief.
- Richard Widmark

That so few now dare to be eccentric,
marks the chief danger of the time.
- John Stuart Mill

The results of ethnic psychology constitute,
at the same time, our chief source of information regarding
the general psychology of the complex mental processes.
- Wilhelm Wundt

The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.
- Menander

He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief
power of wealth is to supply wants.
In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.
- William Wirt

The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic
which distinguishes human beings from beasts.
- Heywood Broun

Our chief justices have probably had more profound
and lasting influence on their times and on the direction
of the nation than most presidents.
- Richard M. Nixon

What this White House really needs is a chief of staff
who can read Machiavelli in the original Italian.
- Mack McLarty

To win this war, we need a commander in chief,
not a professor of law standing at the lectern.
- Sarah Palin

Rascals are always sociable, more's the pity!
and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his
character is the little pleasure he takes in others' company.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Having this interest here in the Redskins is the chief hobby of my life.
- Jack K. Cooke

The chief function of the city is to convert power into form,
energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art,
biological reproduction into social creativity.
- Lewis Mumford

I accept that responsibility and ask only that I be
judged by my performance as its chief executive.
- Jane Byrne

Science in the modern world has many uses;
its chief use,
however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The chief qualification of a mass leader has become unending infallibility;
he can never admit an error.
- Hannah Arendt

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one
lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
- H. L. Mencken

The chief internal enemies of any state are those public
officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.
- Dalton Trumbo

A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women,
who are the chief victims of patriarchy,
and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.
- Kate Millett

Bill Clinton is not my commander-in-chief.
- Oliver North

I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women
will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above,
and that all people may be one people.
- Chief Joseph

A man is simple when his chief care is the wish to be what he ought to be,
that is honestly and naturally human.
- Charles Wagner

Every child was taught from his cradle that money was Mammon,
the chief agent of the flesh and the devil.
- Rebecca H. Davis

All men who have turned out worth anything have had
the chief hand in their own education.
- Walter Scott

The Pawnee chief had left the village the day after the doctor arrived,
with 50 or 60 horses and many people,
and had taken his course to the north of our route.
- Zebulon Pike

After all, the chief business of the American people is business.
They are profoundly concerned with producing,
buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.
- Calvin Coolidge

One's ignorance is one's chief asset.
- Wallace Stevens

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
- Max Eastman

I am here by the will of the Great Spirit,
and by his will I am chief.
- Sitting Bull

The three chief virtues of a programmer are:
Laziness,
Impatience and Hubris.
- Larry Wall

The chief strategist of an organization has to be the leader -
the CEO.
- Michael Porter


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