Edmund Hillary: Conquer…

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist 

Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), New Zealand mounta...

Edmund Hillary (1919-2008), New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (erroneously affixed rosette by President Kwaśniewski! {full distinction or rosette, miniature}) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Peter Munk: Not Einstein?

Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921

Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I’m not exactly an Einstein, so I compensate by being more focused. ”

Abraham Lincoln: Cowards

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”
Abraham Lincoln

 

 

Martin Luther King Jr: Directly, indirectly

 

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. ”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Abraham Lincoln: Tact

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. –Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the US (1809-1865)

 

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George Bernard Shaw: Respectability

English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard...

English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw writing in notebook at time of first production of his play “Pygmalion.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.”

Eleanor Roosevelt: Work

English: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Li...

English: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum ID #65732 Eleanor Roosevelt at United Nations (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths. ”

Accomplishing great deeds

English: US Army (USA) General (GEN) Colin Pow...

English: US Army (USA) General (GEN) Colin Powell, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, waves from his motorcade during the Persian Gulf War, Welcome Home Parade, held in New York City, New York (NY). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Organization doesn’t really accomplish anything. Plans don’t accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don’t much matter. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds.”

Colin Powell

Colin Powell: Area under the curve

“No matter how significant or life-changing your greatest hit or miss might be, neither even begins to define who you are. Each of us is a product of all our experiences and all our interactions with other people. To cite calculus, we are the area under the curve.”
― Colin PowellIt Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership

Theodore Roosevelt: Get busy

President of the United States Theodore Roosev...

President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front. Deutsch: Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von 1901 bis 1909, Friedensnobelpreisträger des Jahres 1906. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it. ”
Theodore Roosevelt

Colin Powell: Egoistic position

U.S. Army General Colin Powell, Chairman of th...

U.S. Army General Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it.
Colin Powell.

Edward Everett Hale: Being one

Edward Everett Hale

Edward Everett Hale (Photo credit: Mr. Ducke)

I am only one, / But still I am one. / I cannot do everything, / But still I can do something; / And because I cannot do everything, / I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. –Edward Everett Hale, author (1822-1909)

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: Strong hearts

Signature of Mahatma Gandhi.

Signature of Mahatma Gandhi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them.
Mohandas Gandhi

Albert Einstein: Feeling and longing

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

“Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.”
Albert Einstein.

Competition and cooperation

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933. Lietuvių: Fra...

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933. Lietuvių: Franklinas Delanas Ruzveltas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off. ”
Franklin D Roosevelt

Preparedness

Ovid by Anton von Werner. "Bibliothek des...

Ovid by Anton von Werner. "Bibliothek des allgemeinen und praktischen Wissens. Bd. 5" (1905), Abriß der Weltliteratur, Seite 51 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“He who is not prepared today will be less so tomorrow.”
Ovid

Colin Powell: Ego

U.S. Army General Colin Powell, Chairman of th...

U.S. Army General Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. ”
Colin Powell.

George S Patton: Ingenuity

General George S. Patton's monument in its ori...

General George S. Patton’s monument in its original location, facing the old library during autumn when the sugar maples behind it were in full fall color. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

Andrew Carnegie: Eggs in one basket

Andrew Carnegie, American businessman and phil...

“Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.”
Andrew Carnegie.

Albert Einstein: Ideas

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

“Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
Albert Einstein.

Henry Kissinger: Peace

Henry Kissinger.

“If peace is equated simply with the absence of war, it can become abject pacifism that turns the world over to the most ruthless.”
Henry Kissinger

Ronald Reagan: Abortion

Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan.
Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I’ve noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born. ”
Ronald Reagan

Patriotism

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger (Photo credit: MusMs)

“Patriotism is an instant reaction that fades away when the war starts. ”
Mick Jagger

Constantine Karamanlis: Cult of personality

Konstantinos Karamanlis, Prime Minister of Greece

Konstantinos Karamanlis, Prime Minister of Greece (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We are given to the cult of personality; when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us. If by chance we think we have found one, it will not be long before we destroy him. ”
Constantine Karamanlis.