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Quote Left But when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money--booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! Quote Right
Quote Left I had never expected that the China initiative would come to fruition in the form of a Ping-Pong team. Quote Right
Quote Left A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all. Quote Right
Quote Left A lot of organizations that train their employees through our coursework really value the ability to integrate a Cornell executive education experience into their training initiative. They get a high level of service from us, just like they have come to expect from an Ivy League university. And just because there is a greater reach, doesn't mean your admission standards change. You're looking for a certain quality of student who is going to interact in your program. Quote Right
Quote Left Why cross an ocean when you can cross a river Why should we sail to Washington when we can meet right away 10 miles from here (On Middle East peace initiative) Quote Right
Quote Left Their element is to attack, to track, to hunt, and to destroy the enemy. Only in this way can the eager and skillful fighter pilot display his ability. Tie him to a narrow and confined task, rob him of his initiative, and you take away from him the best and most valuable qualities he posses: aggressive spirit, joy of action, and the passion of the hunter. Quote Right
Quote Left I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a transformer in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader. Quote Right
Quote Left Where self-interest is suppressed, it is replaced by a burdensome system of bureaucratic control that dries up the wellspring of initiative and creativity. Quote Right
Quote Left I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a 'transformer' in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader. Quote Right
Quote Left Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life? Quote Right
Quote Left The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence. Quote Right
Quote Left During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. Quote Right
Quote Left Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle - the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative. Quote Right
Quote Left I had never expected that the China initiative would come to fruition in the form of a Ping-Pong team. (On first friendly overture by People's Republic of China) Quote Right
Quote Left You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference. Quote Right
Quote Left It's a global initiative with global reach and it's aimed at stopping the flow of weapons of mass destruction, missiles and related materials. Quote Right
Quote Left Beaurocracy destroys initiative. Quote Right
Quote Left Further, a defensive policy involves the loss of the initiative, with all the consequent disadvantages to the defender. Quote Right
Quote Left Initiative is the ability to do the right thing...efficiency is the ability to do the thing right...effectiveness is doing the right things. Quote Right
Quote Left Organization can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgment. Quote Right
Quote Left Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle -- the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative. Quote Right
Quote Left Initiative is doing the right things without being told. Quote Right
Quote Left Personally I think it's a rather cheap election ploy. But the fact is if the Liberals have finally seen the light and they're going to do the right thing, we would definitely support that initiative. Quote Right
Quote Left Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. Quote Right
Quote Left Genius is initiative on fire. Quote Right
Quote Left You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence. Quote Right
Quote Left You can't build character & courage by taking away men's initiative & independence. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Initiative

Quote Left Staying abreast, keeps the Devil aware of our many heart strings to pull, having then, finessed ways to distract and muddle our thoughts, thoughts of which, can bring about a sadness of heart as if soured upon by its own initiative... Quote Right
Quote Left It's scary when stuff goes down, but those are most likely the best times to take initiative. Quote Right