passion

A Quote by Drew M. Pace on life, hope, destiny, live, passion, you are, self, and selfless

Life is like an unwritten book, you decide how many pages are in it.

Drew Pace

Contributed by: Drew

A Quote by James F. Robinson on art, beauty, passion, and world

I have this terribly archaic notion that art should be about beauty... and passion... and, well, redefining an imperfect world in a perfect way.

James Robinson

Source: Fletcher from Still Breathing

Contributed by: ArtWench

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on love, passion, and creation

They are the privileged lovers
who create a new world
with their eyes of fiery passion.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Lost in the Call, Love is a Stranger

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on love, passion, and creation

They are the privileged lovers
who create a new world
with their eyes of fiery passion.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Love Poems of Rumi

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on passion, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, and start-ups

Passion. The life of an entrepreneur is occasionally exhilirating, and almost always exhausting. Only unbridled passion for the concept is likely to see you through the 17-hour days (month after month) and the painful mistakes that are part and parcel of the start-up process.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: The Pursuit of Wow!, Pages: 116

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Philip James Bailey on heroes, power, and passion

The hero is the world-man, in whose heart One passion stands for all, the most indulged.

Philip James Bailey (1816 - 1902)

Contributed by: TommyB

A Quote by Bill Gates on davos, excitement, and passion

I remember going to Davos some years back and sitting on a global health panel that was discussing ways to save millions of lives. Millions! Think of the thrill of saving just one person’s life – then multiply that by millions. … Yet this was the most boring panel I’ve ever been on – ever. So boring even I couldn’t bear it.

What made that experience especially striking was that I had just come from an event where we were introducing version 13 of some piece of software, and we had people jumping and shouting with excitement. I love getting people excited about software – but why can’t we generate even more excitement for saving lives?

Bill Gates

Source: Gates Harvard Commencement Speech: http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2007/06.14/99-gates.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Jack Welch on hiring, passion, integrity, and energy

Before you even think about assessing people for a job, they have to pass through three screens. The first test is for integrity. People with integrity tell the truth, and they keep their word. The second test is for intelligence. The candidate has a strong dose of intellectual curiosity, with a breadth of knowledge to work with or lead other smart people in today's complex world. The third ticket to the game is maturity—the ability to handle stress and setbacks, and enjoy success with equal parts of joy and humility.

I then apply the "4-E (And 1-P) Framework'' for hiring that I've found consistently effective, year after year, across businesses and borders. The first E is positive energy. It means the ability to go go go—to thrive on action and relish change. The second E is the ability to energize others, and inspire them to take on the impossible. The third is edge, the courage to make tough yes-or-no decisions. The fourth E is execute—the ability to get the job done. Then I look for that final P, passion—a heartfelt, deep and authentic excitement about work.

Jack Welch

Source: Jack Welch: On Hiring, Inspiring: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7305759/site/newsweek/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Craig Newmark on exit strategy, passion, and service

I am committed to doing customer service for Craigslist for the rest of my life. The exit strategy is death.

Craig Newmark

Source: Craig Newmark on eBay, Craigslist 'exit strategy': http://blogs.zdnet.com/micro-markets/?p=1478

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by James A. Autry on work, love, passion, integration, business, ceo, poetry, and office

Listen.
In every office
you hear the threads
of love and joy and fear and guilt,
the cries for celebration and reassurance,
and somehow you know that connecting those threads
is what you are supposed to do
and business takes care of itself.

James Autry

Source: Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership, Pages: 26

Contributed by: Laurie

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