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Initiative Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Initiative.

Take the initiative - don't wait for life to come to you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions.
- Bo Bennett

Local innovation and initiative can help us better
understand how to protect our environment.
- Gale Norton

 

Genius is initiative on fire.
- Holbrook Jackson

The four cornerstones of character on which the structure
of this nation was built are:
Initiative,
Imagination, Individuality and Independence.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

Initiative is doing the right things without being told.
- Elbert Hubbard

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It takes more than capital to swing business.
You've got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by - Advertising, Initiative,
and Dynamics.
- Isaac Asimov

The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative.
He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice,
having ceased to notice anything for himself.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

The strongest initiative that government can take to
ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing,
is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation.
- Julie Bishop

During my service in the United States Congress,
I took the initiative in creating the Internet.
- Al Gore

The Clean Michigan Initiative has been and continues to be a success.
- John Engler

Further, a defensive policy involves the loss of the initiative,
with all the consequent disadvantages to the defender.
- Douglas Haig

When you believe in what you're doing and use your
imagination and initiative,
you can make a difference.
- Samuel Dash

Never relinquish the initiative.
- Charles de Gaulle

I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative.
I think religion is a neurological disorder.
- Bill Maher

You destroy the initiative of the working people if
they don't feel they have a fighting chance to be a
part of the American Dream.
- James Sinegal

Within a month I announced I was going to start this initiative:
A World of Women for World Peace.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators.
They must learn to think and act for themselves -
and be free.
- Cesar Chavez

Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity.
It's time to stop the spread of government dependency
and fight it like the poison it is.
- Mitt Romney

These three movements were born spontaneously and independently
of the initiative of a few French patriots who had
a place in the old political groups and parties.
- Jean Moulin

Time is neutral and does not change things.
With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
- Jesse Jackson

But thanks to the efforts, the initiative of the United
States and of the several countries from the world,
from Europe, including Turkey, it ended within a few weeks.
- Bulent Ecevit

The important thing is to concentrate upon what you can do -
by yourself,
upon your own initiative.
- Harry Browne

You've got to take the initiative and play your game.
In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.
- Chris Evert

It's been years, decades, since a president has lost
a major trade initiative.
That would be bad headlines.
- Gwen Ifill

Nowadays there is more dynamism in chess,
modern players like to take the initiative.
Usually they are poor defenders though.
- Boris Spassky

A key U.S.
initiative in this trade war must be to develop reliable
trading partners in the world.
- Jo Ann Emerson

I've always had confidence.
It came because I have lots of initiative.
I wanted to make something of myself.
- Eddie Murphy

The Mobile Web Initiative is important -
information must be made seamlessly available on any device.
- Tim Berners-Lee

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous
initiative of few individuals,
with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
- Tacitus

Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

We promote domestic savings by also things like the
personal accounts associated with the president's Social Security initiative,
which over time would generate more savings.
- John W. Snow

The dynamic, creative present, however conditioned
and restricted by the effects of prior presents,
possesses genuine initiative.
- Corliss Lamont

Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion,
and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
- Anna Pavlova

Government cannot and must not replace private initiative.
- Kim Campbell

Organisation can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgement.
- Louis D. Brandeis

One of the most important post-9/11 efforts made to
counter terrorism and the spread of weapons of mass
destruction is President Bush's Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI).
- Frank Gaffney

A theatre receives recognition through its initiative,
which is indispensable for first-rate performances.
- Franz Liszt

Last year, the Assembly of the League,
as a result of the initiative taken by the Scandinavian nations,
further limited and clarified all the provisions of
the clause prescribing the duty of states to participate in sanctions.
- Hjalmar Branting

I met the president when he was president-elect at a meeting in Austin.
He spoke of his faith.
He spoke of his desire for a compassionate conservatism,
for a faith-based initiative that would do something for poor people.
- Jim Wallis

Actually, I have been very supportive of a very robust
stimulus package from day one.
I think this economy has to have a major stimulus initiative
because the only group with liquidity is the federal government.
- Judd Gregg

People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan
are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years,
every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

I think the court will determine that the Faith-Based
Initiative that the White House has instituted in the
last five years is constitutional,
in the context of allowing for broad-based programs
to include religious providers.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union,
or at least for its retreat, and they were going to
be full of initiative in all areas of life -
in culture,
in economy and in politics.
- Andrzej Wajda

Within NATO, our Defence Capabilities Initiative has
identified the essential capabilities all Allies must
have for modern operations,
and Allies are working to meet those requirements.
- Lord Robertson

At least I know that one film-maker in my career has
had the initiative to come to me and thought of me
as being capable of doing interesting and complicated work,
and so I have a new-found belief that other film-makers
will see me in a different way,
the way that Patty did.
- Charlize Theron

I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range
of initiatives that have proven to be important to
our country's economic growth,
environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.
- Al Gore

Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition
began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws,
so individual states must now take the initiative with
respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws.
- George Soros

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?
- Tony Robbins

No one should suffer from the great delusion that any
form of communism or socialism which promotes the dictatorship
of the few instead of the initiative of the millions
can produce a happier or more prosperous society.
- Charles E. Wilson

Rather than proposing a forward-looking energy initiative,
House Republicans continue to push Big Oil's tired old ideas,
ideas that will do absolutely nothing to lower gas
prices for the American consumer.
- Jan Schakowsky

My view...
would be that we are entering upon a new and interim
society which is neither capitalist nor socialist,
but in which we can achieve central planning without
loss of individual initiative,
by the mere process of absorbing initiative in the function of planning.
- John Grierson

We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives
to leverage our key learnings.
- Scott Adams

No one's interested really in knowing what policies
or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might
have been compromised by me.
- Aldrich Ames

What you need if you want jobs are small and medium sized enterprises,
local initiatives, labour intensive work,
community development, service providers and the like.
- Susan George

I was approached by Oxfam to go to Mali as their ambassador
and get involved in their various initiatives out there.
But I felt that was missing the point of using me,
a musician.
- Damon Albarn

I did not know many of the details relevant to the
Iran and contra initiatives.
- Fawn Hall

Whether it be a matter of personal relations within
a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process,
there is no sure-fire do-it-yourself kit.
- Seamus Heaney

No matter what policy initiatives we take on,
we are going to need a permanent repository for nuclear
fuel based on the law and sound science.
- Craig Stevens

We are seeing healing among the stolen generations,
and initiatives which are enabling Indigenous people
to make their distinctive contribution to our national life.
- Malcolm Fraser

Ukraine has been a strong partner to the United States
on international initiatives and a committed ally in
fighting the War on Terrorism.
- Vito Fossella

It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives
which can make a difference for Africa.
- Wangari Maathai

It is no coincidence that our country has not been attacked since 9-11.
Our initiatives to protect the homeland and aggressively
take the fight to the terrorists have been factors in that success.
- Roger Wicker

You can be bound by physical things,
as I am by certain sicknesses,
but nevertheless you can still be free to recognize
that all initiatives really come from yourself if you
don't depend upon structures of government or structures of any kind.
- George Woodcock

We must support initiatives that provide clear,
concrete measures and milestones that our troops need
for defeating the insurgency,
building up Iraqi security forces, and handing over
Iraq to the Iraqi people.
- Sherrod Brown

We created the Cabinet Committee on the Environment
to review the environmental implications of all government initiatives.
I think what made us successful was the fact that it
was a sustained approach.
We did something new every year.
- Brian Mulroney

The U.S.
states that allow for citizens' initiatives tend to
have fewer laws and lower taxes than the ones that don't.
But the beauty of the system is that it encourages
the spread of best practice.
- Daniel Hannan

I've always been a strong supporter of environmental
protection and initiatives in that area.
But I'm willing to set priorities.
If we have to make reductions in one place,
we'll have to-in order to increase another place,
I'm willing to do that.
- Judd Gregg

I rejected the armed struggle because,
as a Christian, I am committed to a nonviolent and peaceful struggle.
But people take their own initiatives,
because it is a Lebanon type of situation here.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

There has been no appreciable improvement in our country's
ability to produce the kind of talent we need in this space.
There have been some small initiatives around the country
that have been noteworthy.
- John W. Thompson


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