Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Media:
Great quotes inspire us to change, to grow, and to become our best selves.
I agree. Most of my favorite writers and speakers have mastered the art of selecting and adapting the right kind of quotation for bolstering their own ideas. Doing so helps us enter existing conversations and think about them in new ways.
Kerpen’s list of his favorite 25 quotations about leadership is worth a look, and they come from a wide variety of sources: authors, political figures, humanitarians, and business leaders. I’ve always liked the one he shares from Leonardo da Vinci:
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Great quotations say a lot in a small space, and while they’re often memorable, I always struggle to remember them exactly. So, I use Quotebook to store some of my favorites on my iPhone. It’s a great app, especially if you don’t want to lug around a Bartlett’s.
Thanks to Jeff Carroll for the link.