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"Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable."

~ Joyce Brothers
"Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked."

~ Niccolo Machiavelli
"Mrs. Hopewell had no bad qualities of her own but she was able to use other people's in such a constructive way that she never felt the lack."

~ Flannery O'Connor (in her short story Good Country People)
"Nearly all men can stand the test of adversity, but if you really want to test a man's character, give him power."

~ Abraham Lincoln
"Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate"

~ William Arthur Ward
"Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it."

~ Viriginia Woolf
"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."

~ George S. Patton
"Too often we...enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."

~ John F. Kennedy
"No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking."

~ Voltaire
"The twin sister to autonomy and freedom is responsibility and accountability. You cannot have one with out the other. If someone is given an area of responsibility, not only must they be set free to do it, they must also be held accountable for what they do. Accountability clarifies freedom. In the teams and companies where you see boundary confusion, power struggles, control, over-reaching of one's line of responsibility, you will also see lapses in accountability as well."

~ Henry Cloud
"Leaders who do not hold their people accountable to a set standard are, in effect, thieves and liars. Thieves because they are stealing from the stockholder who pays them to hold people accountable, and liars because they pretend that everything is OK with their people when in fact everything is not OK."

~ James C. Hunter
"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else."

~ Benjamin Franklin
"We all create the person we become by our choices as we go through life. In a real sense, by the time we are adults, we are the sum total of the choices we have made."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."

~ Ronald Reagan