John W. Gardner Quotes

Top 43 wise famous quotes and sayings by John W. Gardner

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John W. Gardner quotes: In the artist's recreation of the world we are enabled to see the world. In the artist's recreation of the world we are enabled to see the world.
John W. Gardner quotes: For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred. For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
John W. Gardner quotes: Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner quotes: It is not easy to be crafty and winsome at the same time, and few accomplish it after the age of six. It is not easy to be crafty and winsome at the same time, and few accomplish it after the age of six.
John W. Gardner quotes: A prime function of a leader is to keep hope alive. A prime function of a leader is to keep hope alive.
John W. Gardner quotes: Storybook happiness involves every form of pleasant thumb-twiddling; true happiness involves the full use of one's powers and talents. Storybook happiness involves every form of pleasant thumb-twiddling; true happiness involves the full use of one's powers and talents.
John W. Gardner quotes: The world loves talent but pays off on character. The world loves talent but pays off on character.
John W. Gardner quotes: Renewal is not just innovation and change. It is also the process of bringing the results of change into line with our purposes. Renewal is not just innovation and change. It is also the process of bringing the results of change into line with our purposes.
John W. Gardner quotes: The creative individual is particularly gifted in seeing the gap between what is and what could be. The creative individual is particularly gifted in seeing the gap between what is and what could be.
John W. Gardner quotes: Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are. Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
John W. Gardner quotes: If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are. If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.
John W. Gardner quotes: All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose. All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose.
John W. Gardner quotes: True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
John W. Gardner quotes: Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess. Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess.
John W. Gardner quotes: One man interacting creatively with others can move the world. One man interacting creatively with others can move the world.
John W. Gardner quotes: Perhaps the most striking feature of the [nonprofit] sector is its relative freedom from constraints and its resulting pluralism. Perhaps the most striking feature of the [nonprofit] sector is its relative freedom from constraints and its resulting pluralism.
John W. Gardner quotes: Life is an endless process of self-discovery. Life is an endless process of self-discovery.
John W. Gardner quotes: We get richer and richer in filthier and filthier communities until we reach a final state of affluent misery - crocus on a garbage heap. We get richer and richer in filthier and filthier communities until we reach a final state of affluent misery - crocus on a garbage heap.
John W. Gardner quotes: It's a staggering transition for high school students that found they could study five hours a week and make As and Bs. It's a staggering transition for high school students that found they could study five hours a week and make As and Bs.
John W. Gardner quotes: One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure. One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
John W. Gardner quotes: History never looks like history when you are living through it. History never looks like history when you are living through it.
John W. Gardner quotes: The cynic says, 'One man can't do anything.' I say, 'Only one man can do anything.' The cynic says, 'One man can't do anything.' I say, 'Only one man can do anything.'
John W. Gardner quotes: Paralysis of leadership is due in part to the unseen grip of the special interests. Paralysis of leadership is due in part to the unseen grip of the special interests.
John W. Gardner quotes: It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government. It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
John W. Gardner quotes: When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale. When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.
John W. Gardner quotes: To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning. To sensible men, every day is a day of reckoning.
John W. Gardner quotes: When hiring key employees, there are only two qualities to look for: judgement and taste. Almost everything else can be bought by the yard. When hiring key employees, there are only two qualities to look for: judgement and taste. Almost everything else can be bought by the yard.
John W. Gardner quotes: Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach. Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach.
John W. Gardner quotes: We cannot have islands of excellence in a sea of slovenly indifference to standards. We cannot have islands of excellence in a sea of slovenly indifference to standards.