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Anthony Zinni Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Anthony Zinni.

In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct,
I saw at a minimum, true dereliction,
negligence and irresponsibility, at worse,
lying, incompetence and corruption.
- Anthony Zinni

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

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We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Everything that irritates us about others
can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Lead follow or get out of the way.
- Thomas Paine

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
- Henry David Thoreau

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

You can lead a man to Congress,
but you can't make him think.
- Milton Berle

Being human, we are imperfect. That's why we need each other.
To catch each other when we falter.
To encourage each other when we lose heart.
Some may lead; others may follow; but none of us can go it alone.
- Hilary Clinton

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory.
It can no longer serve to settle disputes...
can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.
- John F. Kennedy

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations
around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
- Mitt Romney

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa,
there are also roads that lead to their goal.
Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
- Nelson Mandela

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion,
than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide

If I had no family, my wife and I would lead a much
more romantic and nomadic existence.
- David McCallum

Though force can protect in emergency,
only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation
can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead
others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
- Thomas J. Watson

They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so,
but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
- Henry A. Wallace

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- Max Lucado

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him
to believe that the law contrives against him.
- Potter Stewart

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control;
these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

I don't go by the rule book...
I lead from the heart, not the head.
- Princess Diana

The wish to lead out one's lover must be a tribal feeling;
the wish to be seen as loved is part of one's self-respect.
- Elizabeth Bowen

One ends up relying on pure musical inspiration,
and failing that, the music won't lead to anything good,
or it will alienate all but the most die-hard fans.
- Boris Vian

I'm trying to lead a good Christian life,
so there ain't too much spicy to tell about me.
- Loretta Lynn

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us
to surrender our destiny to.
The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore
to us the belief in our own guidance.
- Henry Miller

There are some who want to get married and others who don't.
I have never had an impulse to go to the altar.
I am a difficult person to lead.
- Greta Garbo

For which reason I would exhort you to pay all due
Regard to the government over us;
to the KING and all in authority; and to lead a quiet and peaceable life.
- Jonathan Mayhew

I wouldn't have thought that a wrong theory should
lead us to understand better the ordinary quantum field
theories or to have new insights about the quantum states of black holes.
- Edward Witten

The weight that hangs upon our eyelids -
is of lead.
- Mary Chesnut

Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions,
but empiricism has sworn never to draw them.
- George Santayana

Now I am within thirty yards of him.
He must fall.
The gun pours out its stream of lead.
Then it jams.
Then it reopens fire.
That jam almost saved his life.
- Manfred von Richthofen

It's time to let science and medicine,
not politics and rhetoric, lead us to good,
sound policy.
- Eliot Spitzer

While waiting for a Moses to lead us into the promised land,
we have forgotten how to walk.
- Wendell Johnson

I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism.
I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
- Patricia Ireland

There is also an artistic element which is lead by the film maker.
Issues of what is reality and objectivity are as always
relevant as someone is going to edit the film.
- Ben Edwards

It takes a great deal of courage to follow another person's lead.
- Bill Hybels

Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to
our world in the name of revolution have become,
in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

Lead the audience by the nose to the thought.
- Laurence Olivier

The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism,
pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
- George Berkeley

I think it gets boring (for the audience) for the lead
singer to have a guitar hanging on them all the time.
- Lita Ford

I used my mother's radio as a PA system.
I'd take the telephone, the speaking part,
and take those two leads off and lead them into the
radio and the sound would come out of the speaker.
- Les Paul

I know what Germans are.
They are a funny people.
They are always choosing someone to lead them in a
direction which they do not want to go.
- Gertrude Stein

I could play everything but could never take a lead.
My brain just doesn't work like that.
- Kip Winger

As Mayor, I will lead city government,
businesses, and community groups to support innovative
projects that will make San Francisco streets and public
places vibrant and healthy.
- Gavin Newsom

There go my people, I must find out where they are
going so I can lead them.
- Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin

I am surprised that I cannot recall whether my desire
to become a minister transformed itself into a wish
to lead the more militant life of missionary,
by a slow process or suddenly.
- Pierre Loti

Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge,
for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
- Khalil Gibran

The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art,
but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to
me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.
- Edward Hopper

Don't wait for something big to occur.
Start where you are, with what you have,
and that will always lead you into something greater.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

For the progress of scientific knowledge will lead
to a constant increase of expenditure.
- Richard Cobden

I'd rather have a small part in a good film with good
people than play the lead in something I don't really care for.
- Michael Biehn

People pay for what they do, and still more for what
they have allowed themselves to become.
And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.
- James A. Baldwin

In the past a leader was a boss.
Today's leaders must be partners with their people...
they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
- Ken Blanchard

But romantic vision can also lead one away from certain very hard,
ugly truths about life that are important to know.
- Donna Tartt

You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.
- Phil Crosby


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