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A selection of quotes we've collected while browsing some of the best books on management, leadership and strategy which have inspired us. :

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Albert Einstein

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
Winston Churchill

We must take change by the hand or rest assuredly, change will take us by the throat.
Winston Churchill

If we did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves
Thomas Edison

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison

The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants them to do, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Theodore Roosevelt

The purpose of a business is to create and keep a customer
Thedore Lewitt

It's what I do that teaches me what I'm looking for.
Pierre Soulages

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Peter Drucker

The real act of discovery consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes. The only adventure that is doomed from the start is the one we do not attempt.
Paul-Emile Victor

The real act of discovery consists not in finding new lands but in seeing with new eyes.
Marcel Proust

Management, it is not an art, it is a discipline.
Noël Goutard

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
Lee Iacocca

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
Lee Iacocca

Nothing is so contagious as example.
La Rochefoucault

One must listen if one wishes to be listened to.
La Rochefoucault

The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
Kenneth Blanchard

Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.
James Baldwin

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges
Isaac Newton

When two forces unite, their efficiency double.
Isaac Newton

There is nothing permanent except change.

The two most important things in any company do not appear in its balance sheet: its reputation and its people.
Henry Ford

Don't find fault, find a remedy.
Henry Ford

If you treat an individual as he is, he will stay as he is; but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.

Masterpieces are only lucky attempts.
George Sand

Become who you are. Make what only you can make.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon

Progress comes from the intelligent use of experience.
Elbert Hubbard

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
Dalai Lama

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

The leaders should all relate to this principle: the governed must be as happy as possible.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
Blaise Pascal

The best advertising ever is a satisfied customer.
Bill Gates

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
Albert Einstein