A man who wants
to lead the orchestra
must turn his back
on the crowd.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
To have long-term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.
“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.