“It’s not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,  or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,  whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs,  who comes short again and again,  because there is no effort without error and shortcoming,  but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms,  the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,  and who at the worst,  if he fails,  at least at fails while daring greatly,  so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

-Theodore Roosevelt-

“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations”

-Peter Drucker-

“Courage is contagious, when a brave man takes a stand the spines of others are stiffened”

-Billy Graham-

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”

-John Maxwell-

“This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure”

-Sir Winston Churchill-

“Visions are born in the soul of a man who is consumed with the tension between what is and what could be. Visions form in the hearts of those who are dissatisfied with the status quo”

-Andy Stanley-

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From quiet reflection will come even more effective action”

-Peter F Drucker-

“The wise man questions himself,  the fool others”

-Henri Arnold-

“In this organization it’s not the hours you put in that count –  it’s what you put into the hours”

– Unknown-

“Character cannot be summoned at the moment of crisis if it has been squandered by years of compromise and rationalization. The only testing ground for the heroic is the mundane. The only preparation for that one profound decision which can change a life, or even a nation, is those hundreds of half conscious, self defining, seemingly insignificant decisions made in private. Habit is the daily battle ground of character”

-Dan Coats-

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

-Benjamin Franklin-

“What is to give light must endure burning”

-Victor Frankl-

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.”

-John F. Kennedy-