Quotes on Living Deliberately, Leadership, Resilience & Courage

On Living Deliberately

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
~ Steve Jobs

Good things happen to those who hustle.
~ Anaïs Nin

Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.
~ Leo Tolstoy

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~ Anaïs Nin

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
~ Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken

On Resilience

In the midst of winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.
~ Albert Camus

Life only demands from you the strength you possess.
~ Dag Hammarskjold

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”
Dr. Seuss

We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.
~ Stephen Covey

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

On Leadership

Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate and to connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.
~ Oprah

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
~ John C. Maxwell

If you want to know the temperature of your organization, put a thermometer in the leader’s mouth.
~ Rick Warren

On Courage

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
~ Anaïs Nin

Courage is not limited to the battlefield or to the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are … the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re misunderstood.
~ Charles R. Swindoll, Growing Strong In The Seasons Of Life

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing.
~ Theodore Roosevelt

Evil triumphs when good men do nothing.
~ Edmund Burke