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Leadership ... the ability to see what no one else sees, to listen when others talk and the ability to be optimistic when others are pessimistic.
-- George W. Cummings

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
-- Richard Moss

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use in being a damn fool about it.
-- W.C. Fields

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
-- John F. Kennedy

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
-- Socrates

Don't be afraid to go after what you want to do, and what you want to be. But don't be afraid to be willing to pay the price.
-- Lane Frost

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I've got correct goals, and if I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything else falls into line. If I do the right thing right, I'm going to succeed.
-- Dan Dierdorf

It's what you do, unthinking, that makes the quick tear start; The tear may be forgotten -- but the hurt stays in the heart.
-- Ella Higginson

Vulgarity in a king flatters the majority of the nation.
-- George Bernard Shaw

It is the man who has done nothing who is sure nothing can be done.
-- Source Unknown

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
-- Winston Churchill

A prince should be slow to punish, and quick to reward.
-- Ovid

Nobody shoots at Santa Claus.
-- Alfred E. Smith

We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
-- Marcus T. Cicero

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
-- Marcelene Cox

For what we call illusions are often, in truth, a wider vision of past and present realities --a willing movement of a man's soul with the larger sweep of the world's forces --a movement towards a more assured end than the chances of a single life.
-- George Eliot

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
-- Blaise Pascal

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
-- Benjamin Disraeli

Everything is sweetened by risk.
-- Alexander Smith

The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
-- I Ching

For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.
-- Emmitt Smith

Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.
-- Warren G. Bennis

Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.
-- Lawrence D. Bell

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.
-- Robert Frost  

 A shipaful child is the mother's carrier (omo to ba shipa ni iya maa gbe)

 --Ganiyu Adebowale I.

Yoruba Proverbs(owe yoruba)

Ilé oba tójó, ewà ló bù kun.(If you fail once,try again,failure is the preparation of greater things ahead)


Igi gogoro má gun mi lójú, à t'òkèrè latí wòó.(Be conscious of your actions)


Bá mi na omo mìi, kò dénu olómo.(Oftentimes people say what they do not mean so thread softly)


A kìí bá ara eni tan kí á fara eni nítan ya.(When you are given an opportunity,dont misuse or overuse it)


Àgbà kìí wà lójà, k'órí omo tuntun ó wó.(Where there are elders,things are run smoothly)


Orí tí yóó gbeni ní gbé aláwo ‘re ko ni.(Your destiny is in your hands)


Eni tí ó n ko orin tí kò dùn, o a nfeti ara e gbo.(Be careful whatever you do,you might be affecting yourself indirectly)


Àgbà tí ò bínú ni ọmọ rè n pò jọjọ.(Be slow to anger)


Kí Ọbìnrin to àtòrìn,Kí Ọkùnrin to àtòrìn,ká wo ẹni tí ó ma lómi léyìn ẹsẹ̀ ju ara won lo.(Competition between people reveals who is stronger)


Apé kó tó jeun,kò ní jè bàjé.(Delay is not denial)


Àegbé kankan ò sí,àepamó lówà.(You can not hide your wrongdoings forever,someday your sins will find you out)


Bí iró bá lo lógún odún,òtító á padà léebá.


Iná ogún odún,a máa jó ni lówó felifeli.


Káronú jinlè ká tó wùwà lóda,ìwà òpònú ni kásekan òún tán,káwá dorí kodò lórí àise.


Bi Ina njo ni jo omo eni tara eni laa ko gbon.


Ori yeye ni mogun, t'aise lo po.                                           


akini unje akini afinihan unje afinihan ewo ni pele ara ibadan lojude ogunmola.


Àifète m'éte, àìfèrò m'erò, ọmọ iya mẹfa kú si oko ẹgbàafà.


A kò fẹ́ ọ ni ilu, o ni iwọ yio da orin, bi o ba dá orin nà, tani yio ba ọ gbè é?