The most important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second disastrous.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.
All growth, including political growth, is the result of risk-taking.
The opportunities take shape within the problems.
A man's judgment is best when he can forget himself and any reputation he may have acquired and can concentrate wholly on making the right decisions.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.
It's important that people should know what you stand for. It's equally important that they know what you won't stand for.