Leadership Quotes

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leadershipSuccess in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
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leadershipTo become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
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leadershipThe highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
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leadershipGreat leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths
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leadershipA man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
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leadershipLeaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
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leadershipA great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position
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leadershipA good leader not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
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leadershipThe art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
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leadershipA great leader attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
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leadershipEffective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
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leadershipBecome the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position
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leadershipLeadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
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leadershipA leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way
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leadershipLeadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality
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leadership The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.
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leadershipIt means, people who are in high and responsible positions, if they go against righteousness, righteousness itself will get transformed into a destroyer.
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leadershipThose who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
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leadershipEconomy forced me to become a vegetarian, but I finally starting liking it.
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leadershipAll wars signify the failure of conflict resolution mechanisms, and they need post-war rebuilding of faith, trust and confidence.
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leadershipAs a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
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leadershipNever stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
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leadershipNations consist of people. And with their effort, a nation can accomplish all it could ever want.
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leadershipI will prepare and some day my chance will come.
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leadershipDon't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
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leadershipThis country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
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leadershipLets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
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leadershipIf you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
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leadershipIf I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
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leadershipSome single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.
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leadershipEnglish is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.
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leadershipBe more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.
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leadershipAll the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
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leadershipI walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
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leadershipWith the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
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leadershipNo religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.
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leadershipWhat is politics? Political system is equal to development politics plus political politics.
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leadershipThe highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
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leadershipI destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
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leadershipI never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
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leadershipI have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
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leadershipAllow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose , and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
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leadershipPoetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.
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leadershipDon't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
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leadershipA teacher should have a creative mind.
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leadershipNo sanction can stand against ignited minds.
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leadershipDo we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?
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leadershipAlways bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
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leadershipWhen I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
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leadershipI was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
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leadershipA friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
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leadershipThese men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
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leadershipAs I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
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leadershipKnavery and flattery are blood relations.
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leadershipYou can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
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leadershipI don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
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leadershipIt is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
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leadershipWhile children are struggling to be unique, the world around them is trying all means to make them look like everybody else.
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leadershipNo man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
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leadershipMy great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
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leadershipI care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
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leadershipBetter to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
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leadershipTowering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
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leadershipLet not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
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leadershipAt what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
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leadershipEvery one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
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leadershipNo man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
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leadershipFour score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
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leadershipBooks serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
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leadershipHold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
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leadershipYou have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
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leadershipI'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
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leadershipWith Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds.
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leadershipThe assertion that all men are created equal' was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.
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leadershipHe has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
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leadershipAs our case is new, we must think and act anew.
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leadershipAvoid popularity if you would have peace.
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leadershipThe shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.
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leadershipPublic opinion in this country is everything.
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leadershipThere is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, Truth is the daughter of Time.'
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leadershipWhat kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
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leadershipA woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
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leadershipTact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
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leadershipIf there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
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leadershipSurely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
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leadershipThe best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
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leadershipThe philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
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leadershipHow many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
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leadershipThat we we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain , that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom , and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
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leadershipWhen I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
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leadershipNo matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
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leadershipIn giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free , honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.
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leadershipIn great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
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leadershipA house divided against itself cannot stand.
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leadershipThese capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.
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leadershipStand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
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leadershipI hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.
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leadershipEvery man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
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leadershipSome day I shall be President.
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leadershipIn the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
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leadershipLabor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
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leadershipWith public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
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leadershipBallots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
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leadershipThe best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
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leadershipThe time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
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leadershipImportant principles may, and must, be inflexible.
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leadershipThe people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions.
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leadershipMost folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
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leadershipThe dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
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leadershipIf once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
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leadershipWe should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
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leadershipWhen you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
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leadershipIf I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
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leadershipCommon looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
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leadershipAll my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
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leadershipSir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
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leadershipMarriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
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leadershipI desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end!; I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
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leadershipOur defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
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leadershipThe probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
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leadershipI want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
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leadershipYou cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
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leadershipThe things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
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leadershipI do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
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leadershipGive me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
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leadershipAmerica will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
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leadershipBe sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
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leadershipThat some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
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leadershipDiscourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
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leadershipNearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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leadershipI like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
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leadershipOne's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's.
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leadershipAll that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
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leadershipWhatever you are, be a good one.
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leadershipThe people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.
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leadershipSatisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
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leadershipCharacter is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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leadershipGovernment of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
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leadershipWe the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
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leadershipThose who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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leadershipWe should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
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leadershipIt has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
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leadershipIf this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
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leadershipWhenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
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leadershipAs human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world , that is the myth of the atomic age , as in being able to remake ourselves.
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leadershipI look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
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leadershipYou must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
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leadershipFaith!; must be enforced by reason!; when faith becomes blind it dies.
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leadershipReligion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison.
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leadershipThough we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all.
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leadershipI do the very best I know how , the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
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leadershipThings may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
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leadershipThe best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
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leadershipNon-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
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leadershipI can make more generals, but horses cost money.
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leadershipMorality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
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leadershipTo give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
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leadershipIt is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
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leadershipAny people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable , a most sacred right , a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
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leadershipWhen I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
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leadershipHe who molds the public sentiment!; makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
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leadershipI object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
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leadershipStrength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
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leadershipIf we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.
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leadershipI remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
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leadershipThe ballot is stronger than the bullet.
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leadershipI am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
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leadershipNearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it.
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leadershipPublic sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
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leadershipRepublicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
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leadershipAll compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.
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leadershipConstant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.
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leadershipIt is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
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leadershipWhatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
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leadershipI am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
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leadershipI don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
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leadershipThe best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
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leadershipLive as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
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leadershipThe spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
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leadershipIn prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
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leadershipI am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.
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leadershipI am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.
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leadershipIntolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.
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leadershipNon-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
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leadershipI claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough in me to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
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leadershipAn unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
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leadershipFaith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
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leadershipA man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.
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leadershipViolent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.
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leadershipThere is more to life than increasing its speed.
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leadershipSpiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.
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leadershipWe do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.
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leadershipA No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
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leadershipThere are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
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leadershipIf we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
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leadershipThe real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
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leadershipThose who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
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leadershipA small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
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leadershipPrayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
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leadershipA nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.
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leadershipConfession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and clearer. I feel stronger for confession.
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leadershipI have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
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leadershipAlways aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
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leadershipPrayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
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leadershipIt is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
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leadershipNo culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
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leadershipI do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.
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leadershipViolent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.
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leadershipInterdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
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leadershipJustice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.
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leadershipPoverty is the worst form of violence.
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leadershipSelf-respect knows no considerations.
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leadershipIt is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one's belly, in order to be able to save one's head.
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leadershipThe essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.
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leadershipMorality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts.
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leadershipAn error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
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leadershipEveryone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.
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leadershipIf patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
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leadershipTo deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.
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leadershipThe human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
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leadershipNobody can hurt me without my permission.
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leadershipHonest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
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leadershipWe may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.
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leadershipWhat difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
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leadershipWhat do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.
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leadershipLet not the 12 million Negroes be ashamed of the fact that they are the grandchildren of slaves. There is dishonor in being slave-owners.
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leadershipI have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
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leadershipPrayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
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leadershipI know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace.
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leadershipYou must be the change you wish to see in the world.
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leadershipGod is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
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leadershipAnger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
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leadershipWhen I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
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leadershipGod, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.
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leadershipGlory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.
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leadershipOurs is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.
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leadershipTo believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
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leadershipLet everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.
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leadershipNon-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
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leadershipA religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
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leadershipNon-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
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leadershipA weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.
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leadershipTruth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
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leadershipMy life is my message.
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leadershipInfinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.
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leadershipThere is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
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leadershipThere is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
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leadershipAn ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
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leadershipThe greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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leadershipPalestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French.
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leadershipYou can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
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leadershipMan becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
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leadershipWhere love is, there God is also.
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leadershipIt has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
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leadershipA man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
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leadershipLet us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.
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leadershipNonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
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leadershipJesus is ideal and wonderful, but you Christians , you are not like him.
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leadershipThe difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
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leadershipPower is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
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leadershipIn a gentle way, you can shake the world.
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leadershipGod cannot be realized through the intellect. Intellect can lead one to a certain extent and no further. It is a matter of faith and experience derived from that faith.
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leadershipI believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
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leadershipGentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
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leadershipEven if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
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leadershipEach one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
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leadershipThe main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
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leadershipThe weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
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leadershipMy religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
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leadershipAn eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
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leadershipAnger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
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leadershipIt is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
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leadershipTo give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
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leadershipTruth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
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leadershipI suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
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leadershipNon-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.
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leadershipA principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
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leadershipNon-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
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leadershipWe may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.
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leadershipIt is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
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leadershipWhen restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
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leadershipIf I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
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leadershipIncrease of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.
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leadershipNon-violence is the article of faith.
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leadershipI have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.
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leadershipBefore the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
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leadershipService which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
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leadershipAction expresses priorities.
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leadershipMan's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
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leadershipThere is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.
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leadershipTruth never damages a cause that is just.
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leadershipWhere there is love there is life.
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leadershipAll the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.
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leadershipMan is supposed to be the maker of his destiny. It is only partly true. He can make his destiny, only in so far as he is allowed by the Great Power.
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leadershipMan can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.
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leadershipFirst they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
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leadershipA coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
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leadershipThe good man is the friend of all living things.
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leadershipThe moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
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leadershipPeace is its own reward.
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leadershipIf co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
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leadershipJust as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.
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leadershipI believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
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leadershipOnly he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.
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