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.
There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
That was just the difference between a scientist, who thought theory could adequately explain the world, and an engineer, who was sure you had to get in there and tinker with things before they'd go the right way.
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Throw away those books and cassettes on inspirational leadership. Send those consultants packing. Know your job, set a good example for the people under you and put results over politics. That's all the charisma you'll really need to succeed.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
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.