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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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Better to pass boldly into that other world in the full glory of some passion, than to fade and wither dismally with age.

—James Joyce (Image Licensed)

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He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and you will see the effect when the weaving of a lifetime is unraveled.

—William Ellery Channing (by Oswald Chambers; Public Domain)

There are no small tasks or actions; every one of them plays their unique role in the tapestry.


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The Root of Leadership

The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.

—John Hancock (by John Singleton Copley; Public Domain)

True leaders don’t bark orders, they positively influence the actions of others toward a common goal. The former creates an atmosphere of distrust and apathy, while the latter makes people feel good about themselves while they work to accomplish the desired results. In fact, the more one demands respect as “the leader,” the less of it they will receive.


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Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbors.

—Rudyard Kipling (1895, by Elliott & Fry; Public Domain)

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

—Henry David Thoreau (by Benjamin D Maxham; Public Domain)

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Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.

—Philip Stanhope, 4thEarl of Chesterfield (by Allan Ramsay; Public Domain)

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