Saturday, June 2, 2007

Leaders Must Be Inspired to Inspire

Good leaders are inspired leaders. Without inspiration, leaders cannot inspire others. I think this is a lesson all economic developers can take to heart.

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right. --Henry Ford

You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?' --George Bernard Shaw

Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another. --Richard Bach

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. --Maya Angelou

There is no use trying, said Alice; one can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. --Lewis Carroll

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. --George Bernard Shaw

The journey is the reward. --Chinese Proverb

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. --Elizabeth Kubler Ross

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