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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (172 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.

[aphorist] Stephen R. Covey, Principle-Centered Leadership, in [category] Success and Failure

Principle-Centered Leadership (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

War is not nice.

[aphorist] Barbara Bush, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (105 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (153 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

[aphorist] Lillian Hellman, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (10 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.

[aphorist] Sherrill Brown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (161 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't feel good.

[aphorist] Luther Burbank, (dying words), in [category] Life and Death

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (10 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be braver -- you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

[aphorist] David Lloyd George, in [category] Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (2711 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.

[aphorist] Thomas Jefferson, in [category] Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (852 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Never try to out-stubborn a cat.

[aphorist] Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, in [category] Success and Failure

The Notebooks of Lazarus Long (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

[aphorist] Thomas Alva Edison, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (163 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

[aphorist] Doug Larson, in [category] Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (78 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.

[aphorist] R. I. Fitzhenry, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (670 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.

[aphorist] Edouard Herriot, (from Politicians and Other Scoundrels by Ferdinand Lundberg), in [category] Law and Politics

Politicians and Other Scoundrels (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Burning desire is the eternal flame.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Love and Hate

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know, I think I don't know.

[aphorist] R. D. Laing, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (228 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

[aphorist] Ralph Waldo Emerson, in [category] War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (733 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The great question -- which I have not been able to answer -- is, "What does a woman want?"

[aphorist] Sigmund Freud, in [category] Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (290 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything we really need to know we learned in kindergarten.

[aphorist] Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (audio cassette)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (197 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

[aphorist] Winston Churchill, in [category] Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (18 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.

[aphorist] Daniel Boorstin, in [category] Success and Failure

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