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  • There is nothing worse than realizing something you know with certainty is wrong and refusing to believe it. — Anonymous Association Executive
  • Your view of the future shapes your actions today, and your actions today shape your future. — Daniel Burrus, futurist
  • Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles he has overcome trying to succeed. — Booker T. Washington
  • Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill
  • The time to prepare for your next expedition is when you have just returned from a successful trip. — Robert Perry
  • You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. — Beverly Sills
  • In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing is the wrong thing; and the worst thing you can do is nothing. — Theodore Roosevelt
  • It is far better to err on the side of daring than on the side of caution. — Alvin Toffler
  • The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones. — John Maynard Keynes
  • Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. — Henry Ford
  • Imagination is more important than knowledge. — Albert Einstein
  • In wisdom gathered over time, I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. — Ansel Adams
  • The man, who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. — Henri Frederic Amiel
  • Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. It is the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead
  • Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. — Gandhi
  • Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. — Helen Keller
  • You must do the things you think you cannot do. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Exploration of the full range of our own potentialities is not something that we can safely leave to the chances of life. It is something to be pursued systematically, or at least avidly, to the end of our days. — John W Gardner
  • Before trying, there is no possibility. In the moment of trying, all is possible. — Rhea Blanken
  • Our deepest fear is NOT that we are inadequate; our deepest fear is that we are POWERFUL beyond measure! — Nelson Mandella
  • It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. — Robert Kennedy
  • Marketing is an integrated business discipline that directly impacts and requires input from every functional area of your association. — Michelle Poskaitis, Smart Marketing for Associations
  • If you think you can't,why think? — Harlan Cleveland
  • The organization of the future will be the embodiment of community based on shared purpose calling to the higher aspirations of people — Dee Hock
  • We need to think about releasing people's possibilities for whatever it is they want to do. — John Gardner
  • You can' t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. — Navajo Proverb
  • When spiders unite they can tie down a lion. — Ethiopian Proverb
  • Just because information is available doesn’t mean its safe to act on it. — Warren Buffet
  • Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you — Aldous Huxley
  • It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent but rather the most responsive to change. — Charles Darwin
  • Beyond beliefs of right, Beyond beliefs of wrong, There is a field. Can we meet there? — Rumi, 13th Century
  • “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives
  • valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the
  • best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” — Teddy Roosevelt
  • “Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself,
  • then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred…I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: ‘Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.’”
  • — From The Scottish Himalayan Expedition, by W. H. Murray