A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on thinking, action, being-the-change, discipline, integrity, and authenticity

To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on truth, authenticity, self-respect, and obligation

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Pages: 59

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A Quote by Abraham H. Maslow on authenticity, peak experience, deficiency, lack, fulfillment, and self-actualization

Probably the authentic person is himself complete or final in some sense; he certainly experiences subjective finality, completion or perfection at times; and he certainly perceives it in the world. It may turn out that only peakers can achieve full identity; that non-peakers must always remain incomplete, deficient, striving, lacking something, living among means rather than among ends; or if the correlation turns out not to e perfect, I am certain at least that it is positive, between authenticity and peak-experiencing.

Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)

Source: Toward a Psychology of Being, 3rd Edition, Pages: 123

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A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on authenticity, africa, ego, social nous, and theater

I grew up in a world that regarded authenticity as something deep within one's soul-- governed by one's conscience and measured against one's true nature. A question of being true to oneself. Of avoiding artifice. Kuranko do not fetishize the ego as we do, but emphasize a person's social nous. As such, authenticity is consummated in the way one realizes one's given destiny or plays one's social role. The name of the game is not self-knowledge, but knowing one's place and making the most of it. Fot this reason implies theatricality implies something very different from acting out. rather than spontaneously giving vent to one's feelings, one learns to perform the gestures and emotions appropriate to one's role.

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone, Pages: 137

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A Quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on authenticity, leadership, leaders, self-discovery, and vision

A leader will find it difficult to articulate a coherent vision unless it expresses his core values, his basic must first embark on the formidable journey of self-discovery in order to create a vision with authentic soul.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Source: Good Business : Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning, Pages: 167

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A Quote by unknown on authenticity and honesty

When you can't walk the way you talk, then talk the way you walk.


Source: Mark Schultz

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A Quote by Paul Newman on authenticity and courage

"From the very beginning, we bucked tradition. When the experts said that something was "always done" in a certain way, we'd do it our way, which was sometimes the very opposite."

Paul Newman

Source: Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good: The Madcap Business Adventure by the Truly Oddest Couple, Pages: 19

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A Quote by Paul Newman on business, authenticity, folly, play, fun, and plans

...." I was rather discouraged when I discovered that Paul and Hotch had no marketing survey, no business plan, no budget, no organized strategy for the introduction of the sauce. When asked about this lack of preparation, the haphazard nature of their business, Paul said, 'Me in this business is just part of life's great folly. Stay loose, men, keep 'em off balance.'"

Paul Newman

Source: Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good: The Madcap Business Adventure by the Truly Oddest Couple, Pages: 83

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A Quote by Theodore Seuss Geisel "Dr. Seuss" on authenticity, be you, confidence, and integrity

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.               

Dr. Seuss (1904 - 1991)

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A Quote by Chan Chih on now and authenticity

Do not carry the burden of the past; do not live in the future.
The only important thing is that one lives in the present authentically
and fully.
Whatever your current life is, be the most you can be by living in the

Chan Chih

Contributed by: Ryan

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