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Never impose your language on people you wish to reach. Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989)
Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that a ‘drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall’. So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed your cause is really a good one. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough. I can single-handed move the world. Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth. Archimedes (287-212 B.C.)
It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. Arthur Calwell (1896-1973)
Leadership: the ability to get a person to do what you want him to do, when you want it done and in the way you want it done because he wants to. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
Our patience will achieve more than our force. Edmund Burke (1729-1797).
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak. Epictetus (55-135)
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. Indira Gandi (1917-1984)
As a leader you must understand the needs in individuals and how they operate, so that you can work with the grain of human nature and not against it.John Adair
An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts. John Juror
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him. John Morley (1883-1923)
He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Words; as is well known; are the great foes of reality. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
We are so happy to advise others that occasionally we even do it in their interest. Jules Renard (1864-1910)
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when open.Lord Thomas R Dewar
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. Mark Twain (1835-1910)
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. Napoleon Bonaparte
A good leader can engage in debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial and uninformed.Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it. Publilius Syrus
Knowledge is Power.Sir Francis Bacon (1561- 1626)
Let him who would move the world, first move himself. Socrates (470-399 B.C.)
It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.Steve Jobs (1955-2011)