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The 25 Best Quotes I’ve Seen in 2014

I love great quotes, I find both them inspiring and motivating, especially at the beginning of the day!

Below are the quotes that resonated with me this year.  Most of them are not leadership specific, but as leadership is mostly about who we are, I think they all relate to leadership.I would love to see some of yours

  1. “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being” –Kevin Kruse
  2. “Self-respect is the best means of getting the respect of others” – Napoleon Hill
  3. “This isn’t the end, it’s an opportunity” – Batman the Brave and the Bold.
  4. “You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are full of yesterday’s junk” – Louise Smith
  5. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” – President John Quincy Adams
  6. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Harold R McAlindon
  7. I have been absolutely terrified and I have never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do” – Georgia O’Keefe
  8. “If I am going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all” – Billie Holiday
  9. “When your life is on course with its purpose you are your most powerful” Oprah
  10. “Creativity is intelligence having fun”. – Albert Einstein
  11. “It doesn’t matter where you came from, it matters who you choose to be ” – Smurfs 2
  12. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give” – Winston Churchill
  13. “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase” –  Martin Luther King Jr
  14. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness” – Oprah Winfrey
  15. “Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh?” he whispered.”Yes, Piglet?”.  “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
  16. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen” – Ernest Hemingway
  17. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” ― Gilda Radner
  18. “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes”  ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
  19. “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out” – Robert Collier
  20. “The best way to learn if you can trust somebody is to trust them” – Ernest Hemingway
  21. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller
  22. “If you can’t find the right answer, you are probably asking the wrong question” – death in Paradise BBC show
  23. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right” Henry Ford
  24. “Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say ‘we have done this ourselves’ “ Lao Tzu

And finally a good one for the season:

“Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are” – Hafsat Abiola

All the best for the holiday season. Many thanks for supporting my blog this year and I wish each of you a wonderful 2015. Deb

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