Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.

— Louis Pasteur (by Paul Nadar; Public Domain)

You look ahead of you and see nothing but mounting challenges. Change your perspective on what you see. These are not obstacles, but springboards; catalysts waiting to move you forward to greatness. Embrace the fight!

—Mike Hazell, Penn Wealth

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A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.

—Rupert Hughes (by Bain News Service; Public Domain)

It is easy to get caught in the trap of feeling as though we need the latest and greatest tools to accomplish our mission. All we really need, however, is the proper strategic vision—one that motivates us to our very core—and a work ethic built on rock solid determination.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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Few, during their lifetime, come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength which are never used.

—Admiral Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (Image Licensed)

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The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.

—Michelangelo (Public Domain)

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When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.

—Jean de La Bruyère (Public Domain)

Better than simply looking for works that inspire you—those which generate positive energy within your very being, become the master craftsman who creates such works yourself, and offer them up to the world. We weren’t placed here to be mediocre; we were put here to achieve excellence and advance spiritually.


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Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.

—François de La Rochefoucauld (Public Domain)

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When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds.

—Patanjali (Image Licensed)

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