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'Peace and prosperity in the 21st Century depend on increasing the capacity of people to think and work on a global and intercultural basis.  As technology opens borders, educational and professional exchange opens minds.'—— The Institute of International Education (IIE)

'The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.'—— Harold Taylor

'Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.'—— John C. Maxwell

'On hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum in which men steal through existence like sluggish waters through a marsh – without either honor or observation.' —— Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist and poet

Whatever the source of the leader’s ideas, he cannot inspire his people unless he expresses vivid goals which in some sense they want. Of course, the more closely he meets their needs, the less "persuasive" he has to be, but in no case does it make sense to speak as if his role is force submission. Rather it is to strengthen and uplift, to make people feel that they are the origins, not the pawns, of the socio-political system.' —— David McClelland, author of The Achieving Society and that of The Achievement Motive

'If a group of people has no sense where they came from—it is difficult for them to have a sense where they should go.' —— Lester C. Thurow, author of The Zero Sum Society

'To elevate the goals of humankind, to achieve high moral purpose, to realize major intended change, leaders must thrust themselves into the most intractable processes and structures of history and ultimately master them.' —— James MacGregor Burns

'People buy because they perceive a relationship between your sales proposal and their individual self-interest. The art and craft of selling is in demonstrating the connection between the proposal and self-interest. The ideal buy/sell situation is a win/win. Serving your customer's self-interest is ultimately the best way of serving your own. —— Robert Miller & Stephen Heiman; Conceptual Selling)

'When we're trying to decide whether a leader is a good leader or a bad one, the question to ask is: 'Is he with the Ten Commandments or is he against them?' Then you can determine if the leader is a true messiah or another Stalin.' —— Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-born American writer of novels, short stories, and essays.

'The dangerous for most of us it's not because our aim is too high and we miss it, but it's too low and we reach it.'  —— Michelangelo, an Italian painter, sculptor, architect and poet

'Real communication happens when people feel safe.'  —— (Ken Blanchard, The Heart of a Leader)

'Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.' ——  Muhammad Ali, humanitarian, the legend

One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.—— John W. Foster 1770-1843, British Clergyman, Essayist

'There is enough for everybody’s need, but not enough for everybody’s greed.' —— Mahatma Gandhi

'A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.'—— Moli่re in 'The Would Be Gentleman'

'Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness.' —— John Sterling

True leaders are hardly known to their followers; next after them are leaders that people know and admire; after them those they fear; after them those they despise.—— Chinese proverb

You may have a barrelful of luck tomorrow. If so— fine. But don't expect it, and most of all, don't sit around waiting for it. Herman W. Lay (Frito-Lay)



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