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“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”
George S. Patton

Yogi Berra (Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra): Former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career for the New York Yankees. He is one of only four players to be named the Most Valuable Player of the American League three times, and one of only six managers to lead both American and National League teams to the World Series.

"You can observe a lot just by watching." - Yogi Berra


John Maxwell: leadership, teamwork, and personal growth.

"Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." - John Maxwell

"Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them." - John Maxwell

"The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it." - John Maxwell


John Amatt: World-renowned climber, author - ‘one step beyond’

"Without Adversity, without change, life is boring. The paradox of comfort is that we stop trying." - John Amatt


Phineas Taylor Barnum (P.T. Barnum): US circus showman with James Bailey (1810 - 1891). Founder of the circus that eventually became Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus

"Every crowd has a silver lining." - P.T. Barnum

"When better is possible, then good is not enough." - P.T. Barnum


John Davidson Rockefeller: (July 8, 1839 - May 23, 1937) was an American capitalist most known for his role in the early petroleum industry and the founding of Standard Oil (ExxonMobil is the largest of its descendants).

"The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what interests you and that you can do well, and put your whole soul into it - every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have." - John D. Rockefeller


George S. Patton: (1885-1945), American military leader

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - George S. Patton


Confucius: a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese thought and life.

"Your attitude shall determine your altitude." - Confucius

"The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions." - Confucius


Robert Harold Schuller: American televangelist known around the world through his weekly broadcast The Hour of Power.

"The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking." - Robert Harold Schuller

"Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost." - Robert Harold Schuller


Nelson Boswell: British writer, journalist

"The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake." - Nelson Boswell


Les Brown: Motivational speaker and author; won the Council of Peers Award of Excellence from the National Speakers Association's in 1987, its highest honor. Toastmasters International also recognized him as one of the World's Top Five Speakers for 1992.

"When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up." - Les Brown


George E. Allen: Football Coach, Los Angeles Rams

"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to." - George Allen


Jean De La BruyèRe: French philosopher, moralist and writer (1645 - 1696)

"There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience." - Jean De La BruyèRe


Robert Brault

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." - Robert Brault

"The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions." - Robert Brault

"I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar." - Robert Brault


William Frederick Halsey, Jr.: (1882-1959), was one of the leading United States naval commanders during World War II.

"There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet." - William Frederick Halsey, Jr.


Eric Hoffer: (July 25, 1902 - May 21, 1983) was an American social writer. He produced ten books and won the Presidential Medal of Freedom in February 1983 from Ronald Reagan. Author The True Believer.

"It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents." - Eric Hoffer


Henry Ward Beecher: (June 24, 1813 - March 8, 1887) was a theologically liberal American Congregationalist clergyman and reformer, and author.

"It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has." - Henry Ward Beecher


Pat Riley: American basketball coach - THE SECOND-WINNINGEST COACH IN NBA HISTORY.

"There are only two options regarding commitment; you're either in or you're out. There's no such thing as life in-between." - Pat Riley


L. Thomas Holdcraft

"Life is a grindstone. But whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us." - L. Thomas Holdcraft


Ralph Waldo Emerson: American essayist and one of America's most influential thinkers and writers.

"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Roy D. Chapin Jr.: (1916 - 2001) Former CEO of American Motors

"Be ready when opportunity comes...Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet." - Roy D. Chapin Jr.


(Keith) Rupert Murdoch: Australian-born American media proprietor who is the majority shareholder and managing director of News Corporation, one of the world's largest and most influential media corporations.

"I'm a catalyst for change ... You can't be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place." - Rupert Murdoch

"There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there's just millions of voices and people want to be heard." - Rupert Murdoch

"You can't build a strong corporation with a lot of committees and a board that has to be consulted every turn. You have to be able to make decisions on your own." - Rupert Murdoch

"The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow." - Rupert Murdoch


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