An inspiring energy
People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.
All motivation is based on expectation.
Don't explain your philosophy. Embody it.
When you see a worthy person, endeavor to emulate him. When you see an unworthy person, then examine your inner self.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge.
Put hot triggers in the path of motivated people.
The message is that people are more likely to agree with you when they have already said something positive.
We must become what we wish to teach.
Don't ask the world to change... you change first.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear.
Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. They either help us to become the best version of ourselves or encourage us to become lesser versions of ourselves. We become like our friends. No man becomes great on his own. No woman becomes great on her own. The people around them help to make them great. We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the best version of ourselves.
Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
The only way you can light other people on fire is to be lit yourself, from the inside.
It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Your influences are all worth sharing because they clue people in to who you are and what you do—sometimes even more than your own work.
Let people see you as human. Be real. Ask yourself, Who would you rather see at your door, a friend or a door-to-door salesman?
The desire to do something because you find it deeply satisfying and personally challenging inspires the highest levels of creativity, whether it's in the arts, sciences, or business.
The most inspiring leaders are ones who find a clarity of meaning that transcends the tasks at hand. And that meaning emerges through reflection.
In times of shared sacrifice, a leader must inspire moral courage in his followers as well as in himself. In such times the leader’s responsibilities are especially great, for a leader’s first obligation is to take care of his people. If he cannot provide for them in material ways, he must provide for their spirit. To do so requires humility: although the leader has more power than his followers, he must recognize that as to the things that govern human worth—dignity, character, decency—his station counts for nothing. He must hold the conviction that, as to these things, he is not above his followers, but among them. For only then can he speak to these things in ways that inspire his followers.
Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.