It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody.
There's nothing more demoralizing than a leader who can't clearly articulate why we're doing what we're doing.
A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.