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Vernon Jordan Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Vernon Jordan Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

You have to be careful how you're using the word boycott.
- Vernon Jordan

I had a sense of what leadership meant and what it could do for you.
So am I surprised that I am sitting up here on the
62nd floor of Rockefeller Plaza? No.
- Vernon Jordan

I'm here because I stand on many, many shoulders,
and that's true of every black person I know who has achieved.
- Vernon Jordan

September 11 stands on its own as a terrible tragedy.
- Vernon Jordan

 

My mother was the president of the PTA at every school I attended.
- Vernon Jordan

Terrorism is not new to black people.
- Vernon Jordan

But there will come a time and a place to give back,
and each individual will recognize that time and place.
- Vernon Jordan


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The last job I applied for was to be a bus driver for
the Chicago Transit Authority in 1957.
- Vernon Jordan

Every company, every boardroom in which I sit,
has a plan, and they have objectives,
goals, and a process.
And to make it work, the pressure and incentive have to come from the top.
- Vernon Jordan

A lot of companies make diversity a part of the performance
goals against which an executive gets paid.
Just as you have to make a certain sales number,
you have to make a diversity number to get your bonus.
- Vernon Jordan

What I know about this world is that white people will take care of themselves.
And what I have learned is that if you are where they are on an equal basis,
they cannot take care of themselves without taking care of you.
- Vernon Jordan

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau PHOTO

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby PHOTO

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh) PHOTO

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis


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