Category: Leadership

Action > Inspiration

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.

— Frank Tibolt —

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. ~Frank Tibolt

Live

There are people who do not live their present life; it is as if they were preparing themselves, with all their zeal, to live some other life, but not this one. And while they do this, time goes by and is lost.

— Antiphon (5th Century BC) —

There are people who do not live their present life; it is as if they were preparing themselves, with all their zeal, to live some other life, but not this one. And while they do this, time goes by and is lost…

Humility’s Reward

He who sacrifices a whole offering shall be rewarded for a whole offering; he who offers a burnt-offering shall have the reward of a burnt-offering; but he who offers humility to God and man shall be rewarded with a reward as if he had offered all the sacrifices in the world.

— The Talmud —

“He who sacrifices a whole offering shall be rewarded for a whole offering; he who offers a burnt-offering shall have the reward of a burnt-offering; but he who offers humility to God and man shall be rewarded with a reward as if he had offered all the sacrifices in the world.” ~The Talmud

Bad or Good Men?

Bad men excuse their faults; good men abandon them.

— Unknown —

Bad men excuse their faults; good men abandon them.

Rest?

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

— Jules Renard —

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

No Excuses

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.

— Florence Nightingale —

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse…

Difficult Excuses

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.

— Marcus Fabius Quintilian —

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty…

Excuses and Purpose

Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view, build for themselves great monuments of nothing.

— Steven Grayhm —

Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view, build for themselves great monuments of nothing.

How are You Living?

What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

— Jesus —

What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? ~Jesus