18 Quotes From Amazing Books

Reading is one of the easiest, quickest ways to increase your knowledge. You can get the wisdom and experience of an author distilled down into a 150-300 page book.

The author pours his heart and soul into the book. He reflects back on his past experiences. And he then shares those insights to the world.

open book in the middle of many closed books

Photo by Jaredd Craig

Too often, we forget how much hard work goes into the book writing process. We neglect to think about how much the author slaved over writing something people would want to read.

Today, I want to share 18 quotes from various books and authors that have helped shape the way I view the world.

18 Quotes From Amazing Books

1. Start With Your People by Brian Dixon:

You start with your people by showing up for them.

15 Quotes From Martin Luther King Jr. On Leadership

Martin Luther King Jr. was a man before his time. Because of this, he changed the world. He saw a world in which great injustices were being perpetrated. He couldn’t stand idly by.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister. He was also a social activist. His social activism is what changed the world. He fought for a better future for his children and his children’s children.

Carving of Martin Luther King Jr.

While we haven’t fully achieved his vision of eradicating racism, we have moved closer to this dream. More people today interact with people of different color and ethnicity. It’s amazing to see what this man helped accomplish.

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day happening this coming Monday, I wanted to take time today to share 15 of the most inspiring, uplifting quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. that can be applied to leadership.

20 Quotes Every Leader Should Memorize

I learned in Sunday school the power of memorizing Bible verses. Every Sunday we would go to class and have to recite a memory verse.

If we were able to remember the verse, we would be given a special prize. These prizes encouraged us to try to memorize the verses. Who doesn’t love a prize, right?

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Photo by Kelly Sikkema

In business, you won’t be memorizing scripture, though it’s not a bad idea for leaders to learn scripture. You will be more inclined to memorize powerful quotes on leadership.

These quotes will encourage and empower you to lead better than ever before. They will remind you of what leadership is and why you are leading.

Today, I want to share with you 20 quotes every leader should memorize.

Leadership Quotes From Stan Lee

On Monday, November 13th, 2018 the world lost a giant in the comic and entertainment world. Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95. The world will feel the loss of this pioneering leader for years to come.

I’m still trying to process what Stan Lee’s death means. He is, after all, the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, the X-Men, and many other Marvel superheroes.

Stan Lee cheering at DragonCon 2012 Marvel And Avengers photo shoot

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His creations have brought delight to the hearts and minds of many around the world, including mine. I still have fond memories of reading his creations. In fact, I still read many of the comic book lines he helped create.

With Stan Lee’s passing, I wanted to take a look at some of the memorable leadership quotes of Stan Lee. I hope you’ll join me in paying tribute to the life of Stan Lee and the joy he’s brought to so many people.

15 Leadership Quotes On Rest

You’re constantly giving to those you’re leading. You give your time, your energy, and your ideas. All of these activities can drain you of your energy.

To be the best leader you can be, you need to learn to rest. You can’t go, go, go and expect to be on the top of your game. You have to pause and take time to recover.

Rest can make you a more productive leader - Woman resting in a hammock

Photo by Zach Betten

The greatest leaders have known this truth. They know they have to take time to rest and recharge.

Let’s take a look at 15 leadership quotes on rest and what they mean for you.

15 Leadership Quotes On Rest

1. Thich Nhat Hanh

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal.