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Motivational Skillful Quotes

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Skillful pilots gain their reputation
from storms and tempest.
- Epicurus

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The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


In many ways, it is easier to be a good giver than a good receiver.
The giver chooses the gift and the timing.
More important, societal and religious traditions
tend to elevate the status of giver and lower the status of receiver.
When the Bible (Acts 20:32-35) speaks of it being
more blessed to give than to receive,
I believe that a better translation might be
"take" rather than "receive," as the context
of that passage is "coveting."
Certainly there is nothing blessed about coveting,
stealing, begging, or demanding,
however the skill of graciously receiving a freely offered gift
is another matter entirely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than success,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill.
It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past ...
we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
And so it is with you ...
we are in charge of our attitudes.
- Charles Swindoll

As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather,
so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.
- Helen Keller


 

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Stay hopeless and confused. Keep polishing those skills.
- the movie When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that, seize the opportunity
to sharpen those qualities even more sharply
by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious
throughout our society -
that women are now providing
all types of skills in every profession.
The military should be no exception.
- Jimmy Carter

Sharpen your pencil as you create the story of your life.
Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view -
what is the highest and best use
of your talents, skills and abilities?
When you answer that,
seize the opportunity to sharpen those qualities
even more sharply by applying your focused effort.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most people are more skilled at begging God than at thanking God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

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

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

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

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There are three classes of people:
those who see,
those who see when they are shown,
those who do not see.
- Leonardo da Vinci

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply.
- Stephen R. Covey

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus

You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
- Oprah Winfrey

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

You 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.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Small is the number of people who
see with their eyes
and think with their minds.
- Albert Einstein

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

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

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

It is only in adventure that some people
succeed in knowing themselves -
in finding themselves.
- Andre Gide

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

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

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

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

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

Once you have mastered time,
you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what
they can accomplish in a year -
and underestimate what
they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins


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