Choice Quotes

Here are some of our favorite quotes on Leadership, Strategy, Organizational Change and Social Justice.  If you’d like to add your own quote to the list, follow this link: your quote

Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.

— Lorraine Hansberry

If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.

— Mario Andretti

Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.

— MLK Jr.

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

— Muhammad Ali

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

— Alice Walker

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

— Lao Tzu

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

— Nelson Mandela

God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions.

— Gloria Steinem

Give light and people will find the way.

— Ella Baker

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

— Kurt Vonnegut

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

— Jimi Hendrix

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

— Carl Jung

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.

— James Baldwin

Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.

— Confucius

If I didn’t believe it in my own mind, I never would have seen it.

— Chico Marx

In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and take a distanced view of close things.

— Miyamoto Musashi

That the birds of worry and care fly above your head, this you cannot change. But that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.

— Chinese proverb

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

— Winston Churchill

“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be a part of your revolution.

— Emma Goldman

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than how it treats its children.

— Nelson Mandela

Progressive social change has often over-relied on trying to engage and mobilize people through facts, analysis, and critical thinking. While embracing the importance of intellect, transformational change equally engages the heart: our deepest aspirations, what we care most deeply about, what we love.

— Robert Gass

When human judgment and big data intersect, there are some funny things that happen.

— Nate Silver

Hating clouds the mind. It gets in the way of strategy. Leaders cannot afford to hate.

— Nelson Mandela

Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.

— Martin Luther King Jr.