Words of Wisdom


Words of Wisdom

Words inspire me and I find they often inspire others. Here are a few nuggets of gold I keep in my repertoire…


The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

Alice Waters

The signature of mediocrity is not an unwillingness to change. The signature of mediocrity is chronic inconsistency.

— Jim Collins

Change is good. You go first.

— Brian Andreas

How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment.  We can start now, start slowly changing the world.

Anne Frank

Change is inevitable, growth is intentional.

Glenda Cloud

A sobering thought:  what if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?

Jane Wagner

All serious daring starts from within.

Eudora Welty

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it’s taken place.

— George Bernard Shaw

Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.

— Clay Shirky

Are you learning as fast as the world is changing?

— Bill Taylor

Write your goals in concrete, and your plans in sand.


There go my people. I must follow, for I am their leader.

Niccolo Machiavelli

I’ve not failed. I’ve found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Thomas Edison

Even if you are on the right track, eventually you will get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience — well, that comes from poor judgment.

— A.A. Milne