A sense of shame is not a bad moral compass.
Always show more kindness than seems necessary, because the person receiving it needs it more than you will ever know.
As soon as they tell me it is limited, it means they do not care whether you achieve a result or not. As soon as they tell me it's surgical, I head for the bunker.
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.
Don't follow anyone who's not going anywhere.
Don't just show kindness in passing or to be courteous. Show it in depth, show it with passion, and expect nothing in return. Kindness is not just about being nice; it's about recognizing another human being who deserves care and respect.
Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
Every organization should tolerate rebels who tell the emperor he has no clothes.
Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
Get mad, then get over it.
I've always wanted to be known as 'Skip'.
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
If you get the dirty end of the stick, sharpen it and turn it into a useful tool.
It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.
Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how.
Never receive counsel from unproductive people.
No matter how significant or life-changing your greatest hit or miss might be, neither even begins to define who you are. Each of us is a product of all our experiences and all our interactions with other people. To cite calculus, we are the area under the curve.
None of us can change our yesterdays but all of us can change our tomorrows.
One of the fondest expressions around is that we can't be the world's policeman. But guess who gets called when somebody needs a cop?
Pissing people off doesn't mean you're doing the right things, but doing the right things will almost inevitably piss people off.
Remain calm. Be kind.
Respect for leaders by followers can't be mandated; it must be earned. It has to be given to leaders by their followers.
The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting in above-average effort.
The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people.
The most effective means of ensuring the government's accountability to the people is an aggressive, free, challenging, untrusting press.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.
There is nothing in American experience or in American political life or in our culture that suggests we want to use hard power.
We have to start thinking of America as a family. We have to stop screeching at each other, stop hurting each other, and instead start caring for, sacrificing for and sharing with each other ... We cannot move forward if cynics and critics swoop down and pick apart anything that goes wrong, to a point where we lose sight of what is right, decent and uniquely good about America.
You break it, you own it.
You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let someone else make yours.
You have achieved excellence as a leader when people will follow you anywhere, if only out of curiosity.
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