Before we get to today’s post, you simply have to read this post by Jon Morrow over at Copyblogger. Go, shoo, go read, then come back. Now is that not a piece of genius (a word usually reserved for for Rod Serling, the creator of the Twilight Zone) writing, and indeed something not only to think about, but to do?
Now on to today’s post–
Proverbs, words of advice, quotes, wise sayings, I enjoy reading them all. Hearing a good quote is in a way, like tasting a satisfying meal. When you first hear it, it is really very good and you can’t wait to hear more, but afterward when you think about it, you realize that it was really more than a quick read. It was healthy, satisfying and something to mull over.
Especially if the quotes were from wise teachers, or people who went through everything, and still came out on top. So here are my favorite quotes from the great leaders.
From President Abraham Lincoln:
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you really want to test a man’s character, give him power.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow, by evading it today.
It is better to be silent and be thought of as a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. (a personal favorite)
From President Jack Kennedy.
Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.
Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger men.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Once you say you’re going to settle for second, that’s what happens to you and life.
From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..
Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
In the end we will remember, not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools.
Let no man, pull you low enough to hate him.
From General George Patton.
Do more than what is required of you.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
Do everything you ask of those you command.
Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
From President Theodore Roosevelt.
When you play, play hard, when you work, don’t play at all.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far.
From President Ronald Reagan
Don’t be afraid to see what you see.
It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure why take the chance.
From Albert Einstein
The important thing is not to stop questioning
Imagination is more important than knowledge