The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.

Rainer Maria Rilke, quoted by Satya Nadella
Permeate every mind with an atmosphere that allows people - in fact, encourages people to see things as they are, not the way they wished it would be.

Jack Welch
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.

John Buchan
Leadership is being human under pressure.

Hylke Faber
When I give I give myself.

Walt Whitman
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead
Always do what you're afraid of.

Mary Emerson
Wisdom without compassion is ruthlessness, and compassion without wisdom is folly.

Fred Kofman
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

Bruce Lee
Don't worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman
The epitome of poise: no matter how crazy it gets, I am there to operate at my best.

Pete Carroll
When you're young minded you take things personally, when you're older you personally don't mind.

Jonathan Flint
Manage compassionately.

Jeff Weiner
I had many moments of disappointment, but I always found that by showing up at my lab, I would gain a notion of what to do next.

Eric R. Kandel
If we are arrested every day, if we are exploited every day, if we are trampled on every day, don't ever let anyone pull you so low as to hate them. We must use the weapon of love.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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