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Leadership Quotes

Quotes on Vision

Quotes on Planning

Quotes on Implementation and Persistence

Quotes on Innovation



  • “One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.” – John Stuart Mill
  • “Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.” – Cherie Carter Scott
  • “If you don’t build castles in the air you won’t build anything on the ground.” – Victor Hugo
  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by all the  things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.” – Mark Twain
  • “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much…in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “ Our duty is to proceed as if limits to our ability do not exist.” – Teilhard De Chardin
  • “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs  3:5-6


  • “Creative ideas come to the intuitive person who can face up to the insecurity of looking beyond the obvious.” – Walter Lippmann
  • “If you think the way you have always thought and do what you have always done, you will get the results you have always gotten.” – Anonymous
  • “Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work it until  it’s done right.” – Walt Disney
  • “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week” – Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
  • “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” – Proverbs 15:22

Implementation and Persistence

  • “Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much…in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Every change looks like a failure in the middle.” – Rosabeth M. Kanter
  • “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” – H. Jackson Brown
  • “I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “For reasons known only to him, God has chosen to work through men and women who are willing to make sacrifices for the sake of the “thing” he has placed in their hearts to do.  If God bas birthed a vision in you, it is only a matter of time until you will come upon the precipice of sacrifice.” – Andy Stanley
  • “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” – 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
  • “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31


  • “Nothing is stronger than habit.” - Ovid
  • “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” - Albert Einstein
  • “It’s tough when markets change and your people within the company don’t.” - Harvard Business Review
  • “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” - Andy Warhol
  • “We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” - A. Einstein
  • "Necessity is the mother of invention.” - Anonymous
  • “Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.” - T. Dewar
  • “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” - George Bernard Shaw
  • “There are no old roads to new directions.” - The Boston Consulting Group
  • “You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” - Andre Gide
  • “Innovation is anything, but business as usual.” - Anonymous
  • “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” - Alan Kay
  • “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there will be no hope for it.” - A. Einstein
  • “The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.” - Arthur Koestler
  • “A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.” - A. von Szent-Gyorgyi
  • “Innovation is the ability to convert ideas into invoices.” - L. Duncan
  • “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” - Demosthenes
  • “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference.” - Robert Frost
  • “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” - A. Clarke
  • “The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear.” - Vincent Van Gogh
  • “The impossible is often the untried.” - J. Goodwin
  • “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” - Oscar Wilde
  • “Ideas are useless unless used.” - T. Levitt
  • “It is not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen.” - Advertisement of Accenture
  • “The best ideas lose their owners and take on lives of their own.” - N. Bushnell