The leadership quotes below will be updated regularly, so look out for new ones to use for personal inspiration, in your seminars, retreats, small groups and large intervention processes. If you have any great quotes to add to our list please send them on.
“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery“ Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller “We shall not cease from exploration and in the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” T.S. Eliot “Wanderer, there is no path. You lay a path in walking.” A.Machado “It is not the revolutions and upheavals that clear the road to new and better days, but revelations, lavishness and torments of someone’s soul, inspired and ablaze. “ Boris Pasternak “The act of sense making is discovering new terrain as you are making it.” Brian Arthur “No problem can be solved from the level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” Louisa May Alcott “When love is truly responsible, it is also truly free.” Pope John Paul II “We are not what we know, but what we are willing to learn.” Mary Catherine Bateson “Life is not always a matter of holding the good cards, but sometimes in playing a tough hand well.” Robert Louis Stevenson “Use what talent you possess. The woods would be silent if only the birds sang that sing the best.” Anonymous “Time brings changes, and may even reverse many of our present opinions. So let us refrain from setting ourselves up as judge of the highest matters.” Plato “The minute you choose to do what you really want to do, it’s a different kind of life.” Buckminster Fuller “The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.” Edward Gibbon “Everything that begins also ends. Make peace with that and all will be well.” The Buddha “It is only possible to live happily ever after on a moment-to-moment basis.” Margaret Bonnano “The passing moment is all we can be sure of; extract its utmost value.” W.Somerset Maugham “Once in a while it really strikes people that they don’t have to live in the way they have been told to.” Alan Keightly “To be yourself in a world which does its best to make you someone else means fighting the hardest battle that any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.” e.e. Cummings “In the midst of winter I found within me an invincible summer.” Camus “A certain amount of opposition is a great help. Kites rise against the wind, not with it.” John Neal “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “On a day when the wind is perfect the sail just has to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.” Rumi