Thursday, August 27, 2009

Quotes from the Cockpit

This is an extract of quotations I compiled in 2003, when I produced 30 issues of a weekly, online magazine called The Inner Pilot. I reproduced them here because they reflect two leadership qualities: a sense of humour, and a keen eye for observing the human condition.

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practising every day while they live. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire. ~ Aristotle

Eighty percent of success is showing up. ~ Woody Allen

His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy. ~ Woody Allen

My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. ~ Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), Observer, Jan. 15, 1950

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