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Taking Initiative Quotes


"Taking initiative is a form of self-empowerment." - Stephen Covey

"Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity." - Mitt Romney

"Charity only perpetuates poverty by taking the initiative away from the poor." - Muhammad Yunus

"You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence." - Abraham Lincoln

"Success comes from taking the initiative and following up or persisting." - Tony Robbins

"You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence." - William J H Boetcker

"Innovation is an outgrowth of initiative, and initiative - taking positive actions in a belief that your actions can make a difference - is a big part of confidence." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"Excellence isn't about working extra hard to do what you're told. It's about taking the initiative to do work you decide is worth doing." - Seth Godin

"Leadership is people taking the initiative, carrying things through, having ideas and the imagination to get something started, and exhibiting particular skills in different areas." - Charlotte Bunch

"Excellence is' about working extra hard to do what you're told. It's about taking the initiative to do work you decide is worth doing." - Seth Godin

"Spiritual leadership is knowing where God wants people to be and taking the initiative to get them there by God's means in reliance on God's power." - John Piper

"Successful witnessing is taking the initiative to share Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God." - Bill Bright

"The story line of the Bible is the story line of God taking the initiative in seeking out a people who are His very own." - Alistair Begg

"The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritizing your life around the most important things." - Stephen Covey

"Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is." - Mitt Romney

"Beaurocracy destroys initiative." - Frank Herbert

"Prolonged idleness paralyzes initiative." - Anonymous

"Never relinquish the initiative." - Charles De Gaulle

"You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

"I felt like, what better way for people to understand me by taking the initiative in giving my real name, my name that moms taught me so y'all actually know what's going on in my life and my music." - Kendrick Lamar

"Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?" - Anthony Robbins

"Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?" - Tony Robbins

"The European policy is invariably the maintenance of the status quo, and you will do nothing for the subject races unless we, by taking initiative, make you realize that helping us against the Turks is the lesser of the evils." - Eleftherios Venizelos

"Innovation, I believe, is the only way that America will regain the initiative in a global dynamic economy." - John Sculley

"Height gives you the initiative." - Adolph Malan

"Genius is initiative on fire." - Holbrook Jackson

"Taking something seriously is more useful than taking it personally." - Alan Robert Neal

"Ideas are information taking shape." - Jim Rohn

"Quicker by taking more time." - Proverbs

"We're just taking people and shifting them from taking photos anyway to taking them on Instagram." - Kevin Systrom

"Knowledge is power. Unfortunate dupes of this saying will keep on creating, ambitiously, till they have stunned their native initiative and made their thoughts weak." - Clarence Day

"Initiative is the privilege of picking yourself." - Seth Godin

"Initiative is at the heart of manhood" - Dennis Rainey

"I had started by imitating a parrot, which is unusual, in that a parrot is supposed to imitate you. By taking the initiative you allow the parrot no alternative but to be itself, which proves again that attack is often the best defence." - Peter Ustinov

"Being proactive is more than taking initiative. It is recognizing that we are responsible for our own choices and have the freedom to choose based on principles and values rather than on moods or condition. Proactive people are agents of change and choose not to be victims, to be reactive, or to blame others." - Stephen Covey

"Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit. Enthusiasm is natural; it is being alive, taking the initiative, seeing the importance of what you do, giving it dignity and making what you do important to yourself and to others." - Gordon Parks

"Nobody ever lost money taking a profit" - Bernard Baruch

"Sometimes taking time is actually a shortcut." - Haruki Murakami

"Love is giving everything and taking nothing" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Success is about taking advantage of opportunity." - Mike Ditka

"Genius is a capacity for taking trouble." - Leslie Stephen

"Not taking risks ultimately leads to failure." - Craig Groeschel

"Oh sorry, I was taking life seriously." - Bill Hicks

"Abortion is the taking of a life." - Mary Calderone

"Autumn is full of leave-taking." - Mary Webb

"There is no knowledge without risk taking." - Terence Mckenna

"Taking a walk isn't really taking a walk, taking a shower isn't really taking a shower, living isn't living, and dying isn't dying. It only appears to be." - Frederick Lenz

"Thus we live, forever taking leave." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"I'm taking my talents to South Beach." - Lebron James

"Are you taking my hat hostage?" - Derek Landy

"Taking smart risks can be very gratifying." - Reed Hastings

"Genius is the art of taking pains" - Claude C Hopkins

"I don't believe in taking right decisions.." - Ratan Tata

"You can't run a without taking risks." - Pablo Picasso

"Disintegration-I'm taking it in stride." - Bret Easton Ellis

"Taking no chances means wasting your dreams.." - Ellen Hopkins

"Necessity is the mother of taking chances." - Mark Twain

"Everybody's word is worth Nobody's taking." - Samuel Laman Blanchard

"Games are all about taking risks." - James Altucher

"Nobody ever lost money taking a profit." - Bernard Baruch

"I really enjoy taking an outdoor shower." - David Duchovny

"Taking photos is a form of collecting." - Martin Parr

"Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility." - James Levine

"I don't feel like taking anybody's money." - Shelby Lynne

"I still have nightmares about taking tests." - Caitlyn Jenner

"Taking care of yourself is so important." - Gabrielle Reece

"I like taking the subway to work." - John Stossel

"I was barely in 'Taking Woodstock.'" - Katherine Waterston

"Just keep taking chances and having fun." - Garth Brooks

"I'm taking one for the team, Like Martin Luther King, taking one for a dream" - Method Man

"Time punishes us by taking everything, but it also saves us - by taking everything" - Sarah Manguso

"Taking up marriage is a good excuse for taking up cursing, I think." - Nancy E. Turner

"I realize now that taking drugs was like taking an aspirin without having a headache." - Paul Mccartney

"I love taking the ball from other people. It's like taking their manhood." - Josh Howard

"One saves oneself much pain, by taking pains; much trouble, by taking trouble." - Augustus Hare

"As a painter, taking photos is a form of shorthand - note-taking." - Wanda Koop

"The Only Thing More Surprising Than the Chance She's Taking...Is Where It's Taking Her!" - Frances Mayes

"One thing I've learned: You never know where life is taking you, but it's taking you." - Hilary Swank

"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

"People often expect the other person to respond first in a positive way, instead of taking the initiative to create that possibility. I feel that's wrong; it can act as a barrier that just promotes a feeling of isolation from others. To overcome feelings of isolation and loneliness, your underlying attitude makes a tremendous difference - approaching others with the thought of compassion in your mind is the best way." - Dalai Lama

"I'm a footballing romantic just like Johan Cruyff. We like football that is attractive, attacking and easy on the eye. When you win playing like this it's twice as satisfying. I've always played attacking football: my footballing ideals are very clear and well defined. I've grown up at Barcelona with that style and that's the one I like. I think it's good to win like that, by taking the initiative right from the off." - Xavi

"When we want to help the poor, we usually offer them charity. Most often we use charity to avoid recognizing the problem and finding the solution for it. Charity becomes a way to shrug off our responsibility. But charity is no solution to poverty. Charity only perpetuates poverty by taking the initiative away from the poor. Charity allows us to go ahead with our own lives without worrying about the lives of the poor. Charity appeases our consciences." - Muhammad Yunus

"Millions of people around the world suffer daily from the harmful health and environmental impacts caused by indoor cooking fires and inefficient cookstoves. Together with the Global Alliance on Clean Cookstoves, we are taking action to address this critical problem and to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. I am pleased to celebrate the launch of this Alliance and proud to say that agencies from across the U.S. Federal Government will continue to play an important role in this initiative." - Nancy Sutley

"By declaring yourself a leader, you're taking initiative and moving into a role of influence in a lively and vital network that's changing the world. We're changing the world, first by changing ourselves and then by touching the world as changed beings. We believe the change in us catalyzes change in others. So in changing the world, we're choosing to be the change we wish to see in the world. By taking on this leadership role, you are choosing to be the change too." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Creativity is, quite simply, a genuine interest combined with initiative." - Scott Belsky

"Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions." - Robert Foster Bennett

"Real change in society must start from individual initiative." - Dalai Lama

"When you are leading, you have to take initiative." - Michael Hyatt

"Any state with an initiative process is on our radar." - Jennifer A. Hillman

"The 9/11 terrorist attack was a faith-based initiative." - Dan Barker

"Kids are the biggest brand ambassadors of Swachh Bharat initiative." - Narendra Modi

"No single initiative by itself can solve the climate crisis." - Allen Hershkowitz

"Originality and initiative are what I ask for my country." - Robert Frost

"Government cannot and must not replace private initiative." - Kim Campbell

"Initiative is doing the right thing without being told." - Victor Hugo

"Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions." - Bo Bennett

"Economic growth is the most important initiative every governor faces." - Dave Heineman

"Imagination without initiative would more properly be called idle daydreaming." - James Van Fleet

"Initiative is doing the right things without being told." - Elbert Hubbard

"Doing for people what they can and ought to do for themselves is a dangerous experiment. In the last analysis, the welfare of the workers depends upon their own initiative. Whatever is done under the guise of philanthropy or social morality which in any way lessens initiative is the greatest crime that can be committed against the toilers. Let social busybodies and professional "public morals experts" in their fads reflect upon the perils they rashly invite under this pretense of social welfare." - Samuel Gompers

"In our complex world, there cannot be fruitful initiative without government, but unfortunately there can be government without initiative." - Bertrand Russell

"For me, the main thing is spontaneity & taking chances." - Dave Kikoski

"We're not dropping out here, we're infiltrating and taking over." - Terence Mckenna

"I was going to die and it was taking forever." - Miranda July

"What hurts people a lot is taking humiliation." - Robert Wyatt

"Let's begin by taking a smallish nap or two." - A A Milne

"Leadership is taking responsibility while others are making excuses." - John C Maxwell

"I started taking selfies since I was 4" - Kim Kardashian

"We Galvins define leadership as 'taking people elsewhere.'" - Christopher Galvin

"I hate taking myself seriously. It drives me crazy!" - Liana Liberato

"No use in taking a cat's opinion of a dog." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"To quit taking risks is a serious risk!" - Donald Keough

"OK, whatever, I was taking out false loans" - Joe

"I am not taking legal action against any team-mate." - Saido Berahino

"Fairness is not even an issue [on penalty taking]" - Christian Karembeu

"Picture-taking is an ensemble art-like theater." - Ansel Elgort

"Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life." - William Blake

"Blasphemy has always seemed to require taking things very seriously." - Donna J. Haraway

"Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time." - Abraham Lincoln

"Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process." - Harold Geneen

"Taking a life, is not worth getting life in prison." - Anthony Liccione

"Why are you taking your breasts away?" -Dane "Cernunnos" Hearne" - Katie MacAlister

"He's got a ring, so I'm taking home the trophy." - Shaquille O'Neal

"Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life." - Coretta Scott King

"I'm telling you, the Oriental people, they're slowly taking over." - Rob Ford

"A humorist doesn't really do that much note-taking." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Taking 1,000 meetings attempting to get backing to do clothing..." - Kanye West

"Resource efficiency - it's about only taking what we need" - Hilary Benn

"Taking a new step. . .is what people fear most." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"The biggest risk of all is not taking one." - Mellody Hobson

"Making mistakes is a way of taking action." - Paulo Coelho

"Can I smoke now without someone taking my picture?" - Hank Aaron

"Nothing important was ever achieved without someone taking a chance." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Healing requires taking action-it is not a passive event." - Caroline Myss

"Freedom is taking control of the rudder of your life." - Yukito Kishiro

"Taking the photograph is the easiest part for me" - Duane Michals

"Charity is taking an ugly girl to lunch." - Warren Beatty

"Taking chances almost always makes for happy endings." - Barbara Corcoran

"True entrepreneurshi p comes only from risk-taking." - Dhirubhai Ambani

"Caring about someone doesn't mean taking care of them." - Amy Harmon

"I'm not a militant, drug-taking freak! I'm sensitive." - Joshua Homme

"There is nothing more rewarding than taking care of yourself!" - Denise Austin

"Art is obsolete now. New technologies are taking over." - Jeff Koons

"Truth stands for Taking Real Understanding To Heart." - Gary Busey

"I just don't like people taking debt into retirement." - Michelle Singletary

"NATO is obsolete, because it's not taking care of terror." - Donald Trump

"Taking responsibility gives me a sense of control." - Yanni

"Blasphemy has always seemed to require taking things very seriously." - Donna Haraway

"Who is this man taking a crap in my bathroom!?" - Kerry Jackson

"Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic." - Rosalind Russell



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