"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
- Maya Angelou

Straight from the Horse's Mouth

Which leaders do you admire? Chances are, they said something about life and leadership, and someone wrote it down. Check out these quotes to help keep you inspired.

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."
- Henry Ford {1863-1947 American Industrialist}

"Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences."
- Susan B. Anthony

"Life is not holding a good hand; Life is playing a poor hand well."
- Danish Proverb

"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

"The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart."
- Fr. Basil Moreau , Founder of the Congregation of the Holy Cross

"Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist."
- Paula Gunn Allen

"I am free, no matter what rules surround me. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for every thing I do."
- Robert A. Heinlein

"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community...Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own." - Cesar Chavez

"Questions focus our thinking. Ask empowering questions like: What's good about this? What's not perfect about it yet? What am I going to do next time? How can I do this and have fun doing it?"
- Charles Connolly (American Psychologist)

"Most people never feel secure because they are always worried that they will lose their job, lose the money they already have, lose their spouse, lose their health, and so on. The only true security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way, that you are increasing the caliber of who you are and that you are valuable to your company, your friends, and your family."
- Anthony Robbins (American Speaker, Peak Performance Expert)

"Success is the ability to continue to move through total disaster."
- Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965, British Prime Minister)