quotes tagged with 'position'

A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.

Author: John C. Maxwell, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in vision leadership courage leader position passion johncmaxwell 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In the quiet heart is hidden Sorrow that the eye can't see.

Author: Susan Evans McCloud, Source: http://tinyurl.com/dktx3Saved by mlsscaress in position sorrow trials frameofreference imperceivable 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It was ever thus. The price of leadership is loneliness. The price of adherence to conscience is loneliness. The price of adherence to principle is loneliness. I think it is inescapable. The Savior of the world was a Man who walked in loneliness. I do not know of any statement more underlined with the pathos of loneliness than His statement: “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head” (Matthew 8:20).

There is no lonelier picture in history than of the Savior upon the cross, alone, the Redeemer of mankind, the Savior of the world, bringing to pass the Atonement, the Son of God suffering for the sins of mankind. As I think of that, I reflect on a statement made by Channing Pollock:

Judas with his thirty pieces of silver was a failure. Christ on the cross was the greatest figure of time and eternity.

Author: Gordon B. Hinckley was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when this devotional address was given on 4 November 1969., Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11131Saved by mlsscaress in principle leadership conscience price position savior decision loneliness adherence 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When we borrow our strength from the label on our shirt, sweater, shoes or dress; from our association with a club, an "in" group; from our position of influence, power, and prestige; from our car, beautiful house, or other status symbols and trappings; or from our good looks, stylish clothing, fashionable appearance, clever tongue, or degrees and credentials, we do so in order to compensate from being impoverished and hollow inside. But by doing so, we reinforce our dependency on these symbols, on living by appearances, on extrinsic values, and we build weakness within.

Author: Stephen R. Covey , Source: "Spiritual Roots of Human Relations", Deseret Book 1970 - 8th printing, pp. 82-83Saved by mlsscaress in strength position weakness dependency association borrow compensate inside symbols appearances extrinsic intrinsic 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

After holding the highest and most influential positions in the land, which enabled him to bring pressure to bear on decisive issues-commander of the armies, chief judge, head of the church-he laid aside al his high offices and did 'go forth among his people ... that he might preach the word of God unto them, to stir them up in remembrance of their duty, and that he might pull down, by the word of God, all the pride and craftiness and all the contentions which were among his people, seeing no way,' after all his experience 'that he might reclaim them save it were in bearing down in pure testimony' (Alma 4:19).

With all his vast experience, Alma was convinced that he could do more good and actually have more influence as a simple missionary than as head of the state, head of the army, of head of the church! And so he takes his leave, disappearing all alone over the horizon into the midst of hostile and unbelieving people. 

Author: Hugh Nibley, Source: The Prophetic Book of Mormon, p.466Saved by mlsscaress in influence experience missionary position authority alma chiefjudge 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it polite?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a point when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor polite, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him that it is right.
Author: Martin Luther King, Jr., Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in right conscience morality popularity cowardice expediency polite vanity position 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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