Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

Quote of the day, Nov. 19

November 19, 2017

Abraham Lincoln, from the Gettysburg Address

“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this …”

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Quote of the day, Nov. 14

November 14, 2017

Colin Powell, on success

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 13

November 13, 2017

 Neil deGrasse Tyson, on education

“People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah’s ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it’s about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 12

November 12, 2017

Ulysses S. Grant, on battles

“In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten then he who continues the attack wins.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 6

November 6, 2017

James A. Garfield, on the truth

“The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 1

November 2, 2017

Thomas Paine, from The Age of Reason

“I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 25

October 25, 2017

George Washington, on freedom of speech (March 15, 1783, at Newburgh, N.Y.)

“There might, Gentlemen, be an impropriety in my taking notice, in this Address to you, of an anonymous production, but the manner in which that performance has been introduced to the army, the effect it was intended to have, together with some other circumstances, will amply justify my observations on the tendency of that Writing. With respect to the advice given by the Author, to suspect the Man, who shall recommend moderate measures and longer forbearance, I spurn it, as every Man, who regards liberty, and reveres that justice for which we contend, undoubtedly must; for if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 24

October 24, 2017

James Madison, on knowledge

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 23

October 23, 2017

Theodore Roosevelt, on action

“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 13

October 13, 2017

Nelson Mandela, on freedom

“After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk whenever one wants, going into a shop and buying a newspaper, speaking or choosing to remain silent. The simple act of being able to control one’s person.”