Charisma Quotes

All the world is full of suffering.It is also full of overcoming.- Helen Keller


Without adventure civilization is in full decay.- Alfred North Whitehead


Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort.Full effort is full victory.- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


The nature of life is to bea study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.- Stephen Covey


Although the world is full of suffering,it is full also of the overcoming of it.- Helen Keller


Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment,full effort is full victory.- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


Be curious; be adventurous; live life full-out.Accept the challenge, and reach for the brass ring.- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.- David Farragut


Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,so you may as well live it full out.Chart your course, cast off the lines,and boldly sail the seas of life.- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.- Jawaharlal Nehru


Youth, large, lusty, loving -Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.Do you know that Old Age may come after youwith equal grace, force, fascination?- Walt Whitman


Although the world is full of suffering,it is full also of the overcoming of it.My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,but on a glad belief in the preponderance of goodand a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,that it may prevail.- Helen Keller


We come this way but once. We can either tiptoe through life and hope we get to death without being badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.- Bob Proctor


Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.Talent will not;nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.Genius will not;unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.Education will not;the world is full of educated derelicts.Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.- Calvin Coolidge


While the laughter of joy is infull harmony with our deeper life,the laughter of amusementshould be kept apart from it.The danger is too great of thus learningto look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.- Lewis Carroll


What is our family?We touch our full hearts and see ourselvesreflected whole in each other's eyes.- Mary Anne Radmacher


The things that have acquired unity are these:Heaven by unity has become clear;Earth by unity has become steady;The Spirit by unity has become spiritual;The Valley by unity has become full;All things by unity have come into existence.- Lao Tzu


The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.- Eden Phillpotts


Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished. Let the image of your success play on the giant screen in full color with surround sound -so real you can smell and taste it.- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Spirit is always waiting to rush into us, but we are too full of worldly things.It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud -the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first.- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.- Epictetus


The timid man yearns for full value and demands a tenth. The bold man strikes for double value and compromises on par.- Mark Twain


Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.- John 16:24


Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance when in reality it is the opposite. When we can recognize all our good qualities as well as or faults with neutrality, we can start to appreciate ourselves as we would a dear friend and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect. To embrace the journey towards our full potential we need to become our own loving teacher and coach. Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings, we develop true regard for ourselves, and our life will become sacred.- Osho


Compassion, in which all ethics must take root,can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.- Albert Schweitzer


Seeing my glass of life as mostly full triggers an amazing cycle of transformation Appreciation for the abundance of life incites gratitude -which brings on that warm comfortable feeling of joy and satisfaction with life. Gratitude for abundance also creates increasing abundance. Being truly grateful for the abundance that is now in my life causes an ever greater abundance to flow in my direction.- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.- Marcel Marceau


Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.- Henry David Thoreau


When you are alone you are not alone, you are simply lonely - and there is a tremendous difference between loneliness and aloneness. When you are lonely you are thinking of the other, you are missing the other. Loneliness is a negative state. You are feeling that it would have been better if the other were there - your friend, your wife, your mother, your beloved, your husband. It would have been good if the other were there, but the other is not. Loneliness is absence of the other. Aloneness is the presence of oneself. Aloneness is very positive. It is a presence, overflowing presence. You are so full of presence that you can fill the whole universe with your presence and there is no need for anybody. - Osho


Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,because scriptures are full of answers.And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.- Osho


Overflowing Cup of Tea:The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself."It is overfull. No more will go in!""Like this cup," the Zen Master said,"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"- Traditional Zen Koan


Soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife.Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life.But as we go our sordid sep'rate ways,We shall ne'er forget thee, thou golden college days.Hearts full of youth,Hearts full of truth,Six parts gin to one part vermouth.- Tom Lehrer


An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer Life repeats itself mindlessly -unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,the wheel of time.It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,death is followed by birth;love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;success is followed by failure,failure is followed by success. Just see!If you can watch just for a few days,you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,and another day you are so dull,so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.And just the other day you were so full of life,so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,and today there is great complaint and you don't see the point why one should go on living...And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it. – Osho


"I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism."— Charles Schwab


"When I left the dining room after sitting next to Mr. Gladstone, I thought he was the cleverest man in England. But after sitting next to Mr. Disraeli, I thought I was the cleverest woman in England."— Unknown


"Beware of charisma . . . Representative Men; was Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1850 phrase for the great men in a democracy . . . Is there some common quality among these Representative Men who have been most successful as our leaders? I call it the need to be authentic—or, as our dictionaries tell us, conforming to fact and therefore worthy of trust, reliance or belief. While the charismatic has an uncanny outside source of strength, the authentic is strong because he is what he seems to be."— Daniel J. Boorstin


"Throw away those books and cassettes on inspirational leadership. Send those consultants packing. Know your job, set a good example for the people under you and put results over politics. That's all the charisma you'll really need to succeed."— Dyan Machan


"Charisma is the result of effective leadership, not the other way around."— Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus


"In The Edge of the Sword de Gaulle wrote that a leader 'must be able to create a spirit of confidence in those under him. He must be able to assert his authority.' Authority, de Gaulle argued, de rives from prestige, and prestige 'is largely a matter of feeling, suggestion and impression, and it depends primarily on the possession of an elementary gift, a natural attitude' ... lately gone by the fashionable term charisma. ... To this ineffable quality, de Gaulle wrote, a leader must add three concrete ones: mystery, character, and grandeur. 'First and foremost,' he declared, 'there can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt. All religions have their tabernacles, and no man is a hero to his valet.' "— Richard Nixon


"There can be no power without mystery. There must always be a 'something' which others cannot altogether fathom, which puzzles them, stirs them, and rivets their attention.... Nothing more enhances authority than silence. It is the crowning virtue of the strong, the refuge of the weak, the modesty of the proud, the pride of the humble, the prudence of the wise, and the sense of fools."— Charles de Gaulle


"The leader of men in warfare can show himself to his followers only through a mask, a mask that he must make for himself, but a mask made in such form as will mark him to men of his time and place as the leader they want and need."— John Keegan


"Never reveal all of yourself to other people; hold back something in reserve so that people are never quite sure if they really know you."— Michael Korda


"Mix a little mystery with everything, for mystery arouses veneration."— Baltasar Gracián


"The power to command has never meant the power to remain mysterious."— Marshal Ferdinand Foch


"Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible."— General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson


"How can you have charisma? Be more concerned about making others feel good about themselves than you are making them feel good about you."— Dan Reiland


"There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament."— Henry Van Dyke


"Charisma is a sparkle in people that money can't buy. It's an invisible energy with visible effects."— Marianne Williamson

Being a leader gives you charisma. If you look and study the leaders who have succeeded, that's where charisma comes from, from the leading.-Seth Godin


For example, a man who might not have enormous charisma, who could be president 40 years ago, and who was a deserving president, I don't know that George Washington would be a president today, I don't know that Abe Lincoln would, I don't know that Roosevelt would.-Sydney Pollack


If Chevy Chase had not been an actor, he might have been a very popular guy in advertising or whatever field he would have gone into, because of his charisma.-Harold Ramis


Lack of charisma can be fatal.-Jenny Holzer


One summer I remember, I got exposed to Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly and Buddy Holly was a very very big, made a very big impression on me. Because of a lot of things, you know, the way he looked and his charisma.-Eric Clapton


Personality is essential. It is in every work of art. When someone walks on stage for a performance and has charisma, everyone is convinced that he has personality. I find that charisma is merely a form of showmanship. Movie stars usually have it. A politician has to have it.-Lukas Foss


Shirley Temple had charisma as a child. But it cleared up as an adult.-Totie Fields


The reason we're successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.-Freddie Mercury


To be on the same team with Orr was great because when I turned pro, nobody had more charisma.-Marcel Dionne

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