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Max De Pree Quotes and Sayings

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The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

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The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The last is to say thank you.
In between, the leader is a servant.
- Max de Pree

We need to give each other the space to grow,
to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity.
We need to give each other space so that we may both
give and receive such beautiful things as ideas,
openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
- Max de Pree

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
- Max de Pree

 

The greatest thing is, at any moment,
to be willing to give up who we are in order to become all that we can be.
- Max de Pree

In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch
shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority.
Leaders must understand who holds the conch that is,
who should be listened to and when.
- Max de Pree

The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
- Rupert Murdoch

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Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
- Robert H. Schuller

Nearly all institutions, it might be said,
are based on signs, but these signs do not directly evoke things.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

When many astronauts go to space, they see the insignificant
size of the earth and vastness of space,
and they become very religious, because they have seen the Signs of Allah.
- Cat Stevens

The parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are striking.
In each instance there were warning signs before the attack,
and in each instance our government failed to connect the dots.
- Diane Watson

People can expect to see a lot of me -
I'm not too proud to stand on corners and hold my campaign signs.
- Albert Wynn

See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person
are you? Are you the kind that sees signs,
sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky?
- M. Night Shyamalan

My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six,
but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.
- Alan Alda

The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language
and offers no other signs.
- Arthur E. Waite

I share the opinion of those of broader vision,
who see in the signs of the time hope of humanity for peace.
- Frank B. Kellogg

In general, if signs of sectarianism do appear in a Socialist Party,
these are only the products of the absence of a broad
Labour movement in the country.
- Karl Radek

Our people could not talk with these white-faced men,
but they used signs which all people understand.
- Chief Joseph

Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue,
speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Mysteries, like the Masonic rites, are ones parents
and elders are sworn not to reveal to the uninitiated,
which include all children.
And so we sought for signs.
- Anthony Hecht

NASA wanted to assure its ability to examine the spacecraft
in orbit for signs of damage.
- Marc Garneau

Black frost.
The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter.
Your stars cluster in evil signs.
- Georg Trakl

In complex trains of thought signs are indispensable.
- George Henry Lewes

It's like all the signs were telling me that I shouldn't be a boxer,
so I quit.
- Olivier Martinez

One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence
for the superior tastes of those who put him down.
- Pauline Kael

There are no road signs to help navigate.
And, in fact, no one has yet determined which side
of the road we're supposed to be on.
- Steve Case

Have you ever been to Glens Falls? The city limits
signs are on the same post.
- Bobby Heenan

Thinking so hard on her soft eyes and memories of the signs that it's over.
It's over.
- Jeff Buckley

Search for beauty without features, something deeper than any signs.
- Francesca da Rimini

From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny
is in trouble and reminders that its structure
is as brittle as its surface is hard.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I used to think that one of the great signs of security
was the ability to just walk away.
- Jack Nicholson

The economy is showing encouraging signs of recovery.
- George Voinovich

You know, I designed the Queen crest.
I simply combined all the creatures that represent
our star signs-and I don't even believe in astrology.
- Freddie Mercury

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a
sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
- Virginia Woolf

We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics...
but instead there is a terrible resurgence.
These are ugly signs for freedom of expression.
- Dario Fo

One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
- Franz Kafka

All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.
- Denis Diderot

A lot people I know - it drives them crazy when they're watching,
to see the people with their signs and waving,
but there's something that's very inclusive about it.
- Katie Couric

Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to
honor one's parents and nowhere of a commandment that
calls for the respect of a child.
- Alice Miller

The only way to find that territory is trying to keep
your mind constantly open.
That's the only way that you're ever going to see the
sort of signs of where to go.
- Tom Jenkinson

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world
if words were taken for what they are,
the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
- John Locke

Overtime, hatchery fish tend to show signs of domestication
and these traits adapted to the hatchery environment
can make it more difficult to survive in the wild.
- Norm Dicks

Contemporary literature in the West has shown some signs of ethical change.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Signs of fatigue soon manifested themselves more and more strongly,
and slowly the men dropped out one by one,
from sheer exhaustion.
No murmur of complaint, however, would be heard.
- Fritz Kreisler

No one has been barred on account of his race
from fighting or dying for America,
there are no white or colored signs
on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.
- John F. Kennedy

Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep,
and God can speak to that, either by words,
by proverbs, by signs and similitudes,
as well as if one was awake.
- John Bunyan

I have been extremely touched by these signs of affection
on the part of all the Thai people.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej

Melodic invention is one of the surest signs of a divine gift.
- Gustav Mahler

I've always despised old people.
I got angry at my father when he began to show signs of age.
- William Steig

There are three signs of senility.
The first sign is that a man forgets his theorems.
The second sign is that he forgets to zip up.
The third sign is that he forgets to zip down.
- Paul Erdos

One of the most striking signs of the decay of art
is when we see its separate forms jumbled together.
- Jean-Luc Godard

No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged
children for signs of improvement.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell

I suppose I would still prefer to sit under a tree
with a picnic basket rather than under a gas pump,
but signs and comic strips are interesting as subject matter.
- Roy Lichtenstein

Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility.
It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved -
commitment to a scenario.
- Jean Baudrillard

I found out only recently that we were making an index of enemy code signs.
- Mary Wesley

The very contradictions in my life are in some ways
signs of God's mercy to me.
- Thomas Merton

The individual who signs the check has the ultimate power.
- Jerry Rubin

There are some hopeful signs coming out of China in
the statements they've made since the since September 11.
- Fred Thompson

Surrealism is a bourgeois disaffection;
that its militants thought it universal is only one
of the signs that it is typically bourgeois.
- Susan Sontag

We started shooting, and then Jodie found out she was pregnant.
Forest broke it to me - he'd gone to work and heard it on the radio!
It seemed like the movie was doomed.
But, like these characters, there was a disregard for
all the signs along the way.
- Dwight Yoakam

But clearly an economy that's growing and expanding like this one -
and it certainly is doing that with high GDP output,
employment numbers strong, capacity utilization strong -
that's an environment in which the Fed needs to continually
be alert to early signs of inflation.
- John W. Snow

We need to make sure parents and coaches are aware
of the dangers an on the look-out for the warning signs.
Performance enhancing drugs are too damaging to young
people for parents and coaches to not be involved.
- Chuck Grassley

However, if we examine the Canadian scene closely enough,
we can see signs of this physical and spiritual rot
settling into a number of our Canadian urban centres
with a troubling spill-over into many of our more rural areas.
- Alex Campbell

Everyone has the right to walk from one end of the
city to the other in secure and beautiful spaces.
Everybody has the right to go by public transport.
Everybody has the right to an unhampered view down their street,
not full of railings, signs and rubbish.
- Richard Rogers

From reading over the notes for each session it was
apparent that there had been improvement by more or
less regular steps from almost complete terror at sight
of the rabbit to a completely positive response with no signs of disturbance.
- Mary C. Jones

It feels kinda weird being back in a high school cause
I haven't been in a high school for about a year.
So um, it's kinda interesting coming back,
and y'know seeing the lockers, with all the signs,
the handmade signs, so being in high school again is
a little bit strange but in a good way.
- Taylor Swift

The characters you refer to as predatory and unsavory are useful.
They're the ones who make a novel into a thriller.
They're active, and most of the common virtues,
the signs of a good person, are not.
- Thomas Perry

And the people who live in the southern part of my
state do not have a secure environment.
To wit, there are signs that the government put up that say,
'Warning.
You are in a drug smuggling area and a human smuggling area.'
- John McCain

The president's economic plan doesn't do enough to
create new jobs and that has to be a national priority.
While there are some signs the economy is improving,
it is not translating into jobs.
- Jay Rockefeller

With any child entering adolescence,
one hunts for signs of health,
is desperate for the smallest indication that the child's
problems will never be important enough for a television movie.
- Nora Ephron

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest
virtue and its greatest fault.
It must speak, and speak immediately,
while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and
the signs of horror are still in the air.
- Henry Anatole Grunwald


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