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1. Lead by example.
2. Your job is not done. There is always something more to do.
3. Check your equipment. Always make sure you have what you need for the job before you begin.
4. Never say "Somebody has to do it." Don't sell yourself short. You're somebody. Just get it done.
5. Never cut corners. Do it the way the plans dictate.
6. Stick to your guns. Never waver or change your plan to suit someone else.
7. Don't open your mouth unless you're sure you are right.
8. Truth. Morals. Honor. God.
9. These are my rules, not yours. Get your own rules.
1. It ain't as bad as you think.
2. Get mad, then get over it.
3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
4. It can be done.
5. Be careful what you choose. You may get it.
6. Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
7. You can't make someone else's choices.
8. Check small things.
9. Share credit.
10. Remain calm. Be kind.
11. Have a vision.
12. Don't take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. 
"Everybody wonders why I continue working at this stage. I keep working because there's always new stories. ... And as long as people want me to tell them, I'll be there doing them."
—Clint Eastwood, reflecting on his later career
"I think of a hero as someone who understand the degree of responsibility that comes with their freedom."
"It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle."
-GEN Norman Schwartzkopf
"Blame is for God and small children."
"You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you WON’T have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, “Well, your Granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana.” No, Sir, you can look him straight in the eye and say, “Son, your Granddaddy rode with the Great Third Army and a Son-of-a-Goddamned-Bitch named Georgie Patton!”"
-- excerpt from GEN George S. Patton, Jr. addressing the American 3rd Army waiting to do battle in German-occupied France
"Building a moral and ethical environment is what you have to do to create character in your work world. You have to create leadership that will become trustworthy."