Initiative Quotes

Sports constantly make demands on the participant for top performance, and they develop integrity, self-reliance and initiative. They teach you a lot about working in groups, without being unduly submerged in the group.

Byron R. White

I present a reconciliation initiative... whose essence is our commitment to stop operations against all (European) countries if they promise not to be aggressive towards Muslims or interfere in their affairs.

Osama Bin Laden

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

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

Cesar Chavez

The battle for conservation cannot be limited to the winning of new conquests. Like liberty itself, conservation must be fought for unceasingly to protect earlier victories. There are always plenty of hogs who are trying to get natural resources for their own personal benefit! Public lands and parks, our forests and our mineral reserves, are subject to many destructive influences. We have to remain constantly vigilant to prevent raids by those who would selfishly exploit our common heritage for their private gain. Such raids on our natural resources are not examples of enterprise and initiative. They are attempts to take from all the people for the benefit of a few.

Harry S. Truman

Initiative is key. Anybody who wants to be somebody is going to work as hard as they can to fulfill that dream.

Unknown

Buddhism holds that everything is in constant flux. Thus the question is whether we are to accept change passively and be swept away by it or whether we are to take the lead and create positive changes on our own initiative. While conservatism and self-protection might be likened to winter, night, and death, the spirit of pioneering and attempting to realize ideals evokes images of spring, morning, and birth.

Daisaku Ikeda

The Greeks... labored under the delusion that their democracy was a guarantee of peace and plenty, not realizing that unrestrained majority rule always destroys freedom, puts the minority at the mercy of the mob, and works at cross-purposes to the effective use of human energy and individual initiative

Henry Grady Weaver

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

William Boetcker

Organization can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgment.

Louis D. Brandeis

Management that is destructively critical when mistakes are made kills initiative and it's essential that we have many people with initiative if we're to continue to grow.

Lewis Lehr

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.

Abraham Lincoln

Ité─˘s a solid organization where initiative and accomplishment-oriented communication happens in both directions.

Mitch Thrower

Notice carefully that sound judgment must precede the exercise of initiative

Charles Gow

Leadership is applicable to all facets of life: a competency that you can learn to expand your perspective, set the context of a goal, understand the dynamics of human behavior and take the initiative to get to where you want to be.

John G Agno

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

Chris Evert

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

Bill Maher

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

Jesse Jackson

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

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

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

Chris Evert

Instead of training only intellect and memory we consider the development of will, demonstrated in initiative and action, as our main task.

Albers, Joseph

If you are greeted then return the greetings more warmly. If you are favoured, then repay the obligation manifold; but he who takes the initiative will always excel in merit.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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