Quotes on Initiative

Beaurocracy destroys initiative. Frank Herbert

When you are leading, you have to take initiative. Michael Hyatt

Never relinquish the initiative. Charles De Gaulle

Nobody is too important to lead the initiative you say is important. Jack Welch

To act, in its most general sense, means to take an initiative, to begin... to set something into motion. Hannah Arendt

Even when other people don't expect a lot out of you,you have to take the initiative. Chris Martin

Initiative is the privilege of picking yourself. Seth Godin

I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life. Louise Hay

Even when other people do' expect a lot out of you,you have to take the initiative. Chris Martin

Bank robbery is an initiative of amateurs. True professionals establish a bank. Bertolt Brecht

Wal-Mart announced it will create 10,000 jobs in the United States just [2017] year because of our various plans and initiatives. Donald Trump

Washington basically works for the corporate sector and Silicon Valley, technically at least, is suppose to sponsor initiative in creativity, whether it does or not is another question. Noam Chomsky

I've never launched any initiative or campaign that people thought was a slam dunk. Van Jones

Government cannot and must not replace private initiative. Kim Campbell

Whoever lacks the initiative to read books stifles his own selfhood, Carl F. H. Henry

It is rather unusual for Italy to be at the forefront of pro-market initiatives. Mario Monti

Initiative is to success what a lighted match is to a candle. Orlando Aloysius Battista

Excellence is' about working extra hard to do what you're told. It's about taking the initiative to do work you decide is worth doing. Seth Godin

For change to happen in any community, the initiative must come from the individual. Dalai Lama

Initiative is at the heart of manhood Dennis Rainey

New Zealand was colonised initially by those Australians who had the initiative to escape. Robert Muldoon

Chess truly uncovers whether or not someone has imagination and takes initiative. Christian Morgenstern

Silicon Valley wouldn't exist without massive government spending and in fact initiative. Noam Chomsky

There are ways for what has been going on at that foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, there are ways that that can be exposed and embarrass and humiliate and all that. Rush Limbaugh

Of course, we will work towards that end. Of course, we will work to achieve this result. However, you have just mentioned the 1956 agreement, and one may recall that these negotiations were later terminated, in effect, on Japan's initiative. Vladimir Putin

Encourage members of your team to take the initiative and act on their own. Mike Krzyzewski

No one could become an efficient leader or take the initiative in any great undertaking without belief in himself. Napoleon Hill

Kids are the biggest brand ambassadors of Swachh Bharat initiative. Narendra Modi

The people that work with you should generally come up with their own initiatives. Keith Rabois

Genius is initiative on fire. Holbrook Jackson

We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings. Scott Adams

One has to take initiative in life to achieve what he or she wants. Donald Johanson

The halberd is inferior to the spear on the battlefield. With the spear you can take the initiative, the halberd is defensive. Miyamoto Musashi

An idea is worthless unless you use it. John C Maxwell

Color does to me what the touch of the earth did to the giant Antaeus - sends new life, vitality, courage, initiative surging through me. Sometime the scientists will discover that color is a renewer of life. Emilie Loring

Urban development initiatives must match the aspirations of the middle class and the neo middle class. Narendra Modi

Excellence isn't about working extra hard to do what you're told. It's about taking the initiative to do work you decide is worth doing. Seth Godin

Initiating is really and truly difficult, and that's what leaders do. They see something others are ignoring and they jump on it. Seth Godin

Without a Palestinian partner, Israel needs to take the initiative itself. Avi Dichter

Initiative can neither be created nor delegated. It can only spring from the self-determining individual, who decides that the wisdom of others is not always better than his own. R Buckminster Fuller

In moments of crisis, the initiative passes to those who are best prepared. Charlie Morton

Creativity is, quite simply, a genuine interest combined with initiative. Scott Belsky

Some people think that because they do the opposite of what they are asked to do, they have initiative Ovid

Money doesn't make films. You just do it and take the initiative. Werner Herzog

A hero is someone who, for the general good, takes the initiative to solve an ambiguous problem. James Marcus Bach

The term "reconciliation" describes the atonement as springing from the initiative of God Himself. Geerhardus Vos

No man [or woman] is free until he learns to do his own thinking and gains the courage to act on his own personal initiative. Napoleon Hill

Take stands, take risks, take responsibility. Muriel Siebert

A man who has to be convinced to act before he acts is not a man of action. You must act as you breathe. Georges Clemenceau

Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack Wilhelm Steinitz

Further, a defensive policy involves the loss of the initiative, with all the consequent disadvantages to the defender. Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

Without initiative, leaders are simply workers in leadership positions. Robert Foster Bennett

In our complex world, there cannot be fruitful initiative without government, but unfortunately there can be government without initiative. Bertrand Russell

The term 'reconciliation' describes the atonement as springing from the initiative of God Himself. Geerhardus Vos

I would like to initiate an initiative - the Broadway Annoying Audience Member Relocation Programme. Daniel Radcliffe

I foresee a Liberal vote so massive and the number of Liberal MPs so great that we shall hold the initiative in the new Parliament. David Steel

Seizing the initiative can make all the difference between winning and loosing. Thomas M. Davis

A man who is willing to commit suicide has the initiative. Boris Spassky

The 9/11 terrorist attack was a faith-based initiative. Dan Barker

God alone can make a man a believer. Our part is to accept or reject his initiative. John Powell

I know that historically our foundation has had great relations with all the administrations.[Bill] Clinton administration did a lot of outreach. The greatest rise in U.S. foreign aid was under the [George] Bush administration, that's where we got the AIDS initiative, which is called PEPFAR. Bill Gates

We got a malaria initiative, really a phenomenal time, even though in the early stages there was some uncertainty. Then of course [Barack] Obama, although he had budget constraints, he believed in these things; a lot of new initiatives, including in agriculture. Bill Gates

An initiative was essentially led by civil society because the policy of the government was that Africans must not be taught to graze in pastures which were reserved for the main white group. Nelson Mandela

OneBeat is one of the greatest initiatives in advancing the meeting of cultures worldwide. Dave Douglas

I still don't understand why you don't mention the family charitable foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative. The Clinton Global Initiative is actually like a Morning Call for women all over the world. When the Clinton Global Initiative comes, that's a signal to women all over the world to come to New York. Rush Limbaugh

Political leaders will only undertake bold climate initiatives if they know the American people want it. Frances Beinecke

A joint European army is a very far-reaching proposal and it would be difficult to implement. Such initiatives are nevertheless needed. Martin Schulz

With respect to some of the specific legislation or initiatives that I've made, it's true that Republicans often opposed these things. Sometimes they opposed them because I proposed them. Now that they are responsible for governing, I think they'll find that reversing them would be counterproductive. Barack Obama

I'm deeply disturbed by the ways in which all of our cultures are demonizing the other. This is why I'm launching a new initiative, and it's to help all of us, myself included, to counteract the tendency to otherize. Elizabeth Lesser

It was very much an Australian/New Zealand initiative to have a nuclear free South Pacific. And the Americans were very apprehensive about this. So, I explained to them that, as far as I was concerned, this didn't involve any diminution in our commitment to the ANZUS relationship. But David Lange took it further and he barred visits of US nuclear warships to New Zealand. Bob Hawke

If you are greeted then return the greetings more warmly. If you are favored, then repay the obligation manifold; but he who takes the initiative will always excel in merit. Ali Ibn Abi Talib

There were initiatives I have remained involved with in the U.S. and in the Middle East, like the Peace Corps, which might be summed up as, "Ask not that the world serve you, but ask what you can do to serve the world." Queen Noor of Jordan

Force yourself to simplify every initiative, every product, every marketing, everything you do. Keith Rabois

No single initiative by itself can solve the climate crisis. Allen Hershkowitz

The story line of the Bible is the story line of God taking the initiative in seeking out a people who are His very own. Alistair Begg

We will not be dictated to by men with less intelligence, energy, initiative and ambition than we ourselves possess. Elbert Hubbard

I did not know many of the details relevant to the Iran and contra initiatives. Fawn Hall

The dynamic, creative present, however conditioned and restricted by the effects of prior presents, possesses genuine initiative. Corliss Lamont

Organisation can never be a substitute for initiative and for judgement. Louis D Brandeis

Imagination without initiative would more properly be called idle daydreaming. James Van Fleet