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My top ten quotes on entrepreneurship

My top ten quotes on leadership

My top ten quotes on strategy

My top ten quotes on success


Quotes by author (alphabetically):

Abraham Lincoln:

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

Aristotle:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”

Barack Obama:

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

Christina Figueres:

"We cannot ask others to do what we have not done ourselves."

Eleanor Roosevelt:

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

Ernest Hemingway:

"When people talk, listen completely."

Franklin D. Roosevelt:

“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”

Friedrich Nietzsche:

"To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult."

John C. Maxwell:

“Success each day should be judged by the seeds sown, not the harvest reaped.”

John Quincy Adams:

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

Leo Tolstoy:

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” 

Macklemore

"Find something you love and do it every day. Do that for the rest of your life, and someday the world will change."

Marcus Aurelius: 

"Practice kindness. Sincere kindness is 'invincible' and more powerful than any negative transgression."

Margaret Thatcher:

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."

Maya Angelou:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

"When you learn, teach. When you get, give”

Paulo Coelho:

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“The greatest glory lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."

Ronald Reagan:

"The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people do to the greatest things."

Sheryl Sandberg:

"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence." 

Steve Jobs:

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in the future."

"Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith."

"The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better as the years roll on."

"Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

Winston Churchill:

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”