It is always better to proceed on the basis of a recognition of what is, rather than what ought to be. — Stewart Alsop

Leaders have two important characteristics: first, they’re going somewhere; second they’re able to persuade other people to go along with them. — Anonymous

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldnt do. --Henry Ford (1863-1947)

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door. --Emily Dickinson

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it has ceased to be one. — Mark Twain

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