"We’re better because we’re different. We’re stronger because we come from everywhere. And, we’re much more dangerous to any potential adversary because we don’t all approach difficult problems the same way. "
-Jack “Farva” Curtis
"Failure can become our most powerful path to learning if we're willing to choose courage over comfort."
“The entire world is a very narrow bridge. The essential thing is to have no fear at all.”
“Enduring power is found in giving it away. Your power expands as you empower others.”
“Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.”
“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”
“Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”
"Just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else."
"A leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."
-John C. Maxwell
"No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care."
"It seems to be one of the paradoxes of creativity that in order to think originally, we must familiarize ourselves with the ideas of others."
"Trust is everything. You break it, you're done.”
"Transformation begins with love; changing your energy from negative to positive, thinking about things you can do, as opposed to what you can’t do.”
"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default."
"I am a man of principle, and one of my basic principles is flexibility."
"There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier."
-Charles F. Kettering
"Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self."
"An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come."
“The ultimate test for a leader is not whether he or she makes smart decisions and takes decisive action, but whether they teach others to be leaders and builds an organization that can sustain its success even when they are not around. True leaders put ego aside and strive to create successors who go beyond them.”
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle, or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running.”
"We proceed by doubt, by trial and error, by resisting the impulse to lunge after certainty."
"It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all."
-Edward de Bono
"A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow."
"Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said could not be done."
"Slaying sacred cows makes great steaks."
"You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club."
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
"It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you."
"Good is something you do, not something you talk about. Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket."
- Gino Bartali