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Ray Nagin Quotes

I hope you find these Ray Nagin Quotes inspiring and motivational.

The people of our city are holding on by a thread.
Time has run out.
Can we survive another night? And who can we depend on? Only God knows.
- Ray Nagin

If we're unified, there's nothing we cannot do.
- Ray Nagin

We are facing a storm that most of us have long feared.
- Ray Nagin

Get off your ass and get down here to fix the goddamn
biggest disaster in the nation's history.
- Ray Nagin


 

Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for
you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared.
This is a threat that we've never faced before.
- Ray Nagin

We could receive a storm surge of three to five feet.
- Ray Nagin

Basically, the start of my thinking process is:
'OK,
if you didn't have to worry about re-election,
what would you be doing?' That's kind of how I'm starting to think.
- Ray Nagin


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We're learning as we go.
We're a lot smarter this time.
We understand what it takes to mobilize away from the threat of a hurricane.
- Ray Nagin

You have drug addicts that are now walking around this city looking for a fix,
and that's the reason why they were breaking in hospitals and drugstores.
They're looking for something to take the edge off of their jones,
if you will.
- Ray Nagin

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some people dream of success
while others wake up and work hard at it.
- Anonymous

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
his troops will feel they did it themselves.
- Lao Tzu

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

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

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt
towards people whom we personally dislike.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute -
only the last couple seconds are fatal,
but most people are scared to death the whole way down.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances.
The people who get on in the world are the people who
get up and look for the circumstances they want,
and if they can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw

The meeting of two personalities is
like the contact of two chemical substances:
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
- Carl Jung

Tough times never last but tough people do.
- Robert H. Schuller

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James


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