Quotes

One of the fondest memories of my Granddad Nelson was trading quotes regularly over email. Sadly I lost the email archive when I went on my mission, but it has continued to be an interest of mine. I hope you enjoy my collection of quotes. A bit of everything from religion to politics to leadership.


A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.


Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.


If you think you're leading and no one is following you, then you're only taking a walk.


A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.


What you do speaks so loudly that I can hear what you say.


Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.


Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.


People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.


Happiness is the pursuit of purpose in our lives.


the consideration that human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected, will always continue to prompt me to promote the progress of the former, by inculcating the practice of the latter.