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Bert Lance Quotes

“I never did like the sound of my own voice.” — Bert Lance

“I don’t know how important it is to be right. But I do know how important it is to be effective.” — Bert Lance

“Never was one to miss an opportunity while it was available, and then cry when the chance slips away.” — Bert Lance

“Never trust anyone with your best interests at heart more than you do. And never trust anyone who doesn’t have your best interests at heart more than you do.” — Bert Lance

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” — Bert Lance

“The best thing you can do with your mouth keeps it shut.” — Bert Lance

“The biggest problem with the military is that people want to be led. They want to be told what to do. They want it their way or the highway. And that’s why we’ve got a major deficit in leadership in our armed services.” — Bert Lance

“The military, in my mind, is no place for cowards. No place for individuals who can’t stand on their own two feet.” — Bert Lance

“The problem that most people have is that they talk too much and listen too little.” — Bert Lance

“I’m not worried about the deficit. It’s big enough to take care of itself.” — Bert Lance

“I believe in spoiling one’s grandchildren, not one’s children.” — Bert Lance

“I believe you have to go out and make a difference. The difference doesn’t always have to be big. It can be little things that make a big difference to people.” — Bert Lance

“If you don’t have enough sense to keep your mouth shut, you’ll never have enough sense to keep your mouth shut.” — Bert Lance

“It’s a lot easier to tell someone everything they should be doing than it is to tell them everything they shouldn’t do.” — Bert Lance

“It was important not so much for how well I did it but that I did it. Little things make a big difference to people.” — Bert Lance

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” — Bert Lance

“There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there’s less competition there. ” — Bert Lance

“A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another. The human mind is like fertile soil.” — Bert Lance

“The real challenge is not to get a job but to keep it when you’ve got it. Success isn’t a prize you win; it’s the process of learning and improving upon the lessons you’ve learned (so that) when your time comes to move on, you know what to do.” — Bert Lance

“There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there’s less competition there.” — Bert Lance

“At some level, we all know everything has a cost, but we’re not always willing to pay it. It’s hard to do something without thinking you’ll get something back if you do it. ” — Bert Lance

“Always looking for ways to help others find solutions. Reinventing to see things – as they really are – can be very effective.” — Bert Lance

“Another day in America is good. Another day in America is perfect.” — Bert Lance

“I’ve always tried to do what I thought was right, regardless of how it might affect me.” — Bert Lance

“Honesty is the best policy. Sometimes the truth hurts.” — Bert Lance

“I believe that each person has a purpose in life, and they have to find that purpose.” — Bert Lance

“It’s a lot easier to tell someone everything they should be doing than it is to tell them everything they shouldn’t do. ” — Bert Lance

“When trouble comes, you mustn’t run away from it. You have to face it and solve it and get beyond it.” — Bert Lance

“The truth will stand up to anything. It will even stand up to a lie.” — Bert Lance

“I grew up as an independent, strong-minded person. You get that from having a father who is a minister and a mother who is an educator. If you ever doubt your course, take courage because you have people who believe in you. It may not be easy, but it’s worthwhile.” — Bert Lance

“What we do in life is what matters, not what happens to us.” — Bert Lance

“Must read Little Black Sambo. It’s a classic. I have always had it. Your children should have it too. Even those who don’t like to read.” — Bert Lance

“If you have a problem, go to someone who can help you or draw upon the wisdom or get advice.” — Bert Lance

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” — Bert Lance

“You have to be willing to do what’s necessary. You must never be afraid to make the tough decisions.” — Bert Lance

“I don’t care what your background is. I don’t care if you are black, white, red, or green. If they can help me tomorrow, I want them on my team. And if they can’t, I want them gone.” — Bert Lance

“People that think that money is the key to success don’t have a clue.” — Bert Lance

“Fight negative attitudes like a dog with rabies. You will come out the other side not only alive but the victor.” — Bert Lance

“I have 25,000 friends on Facebook who I haven’t spoken to in years. Why?”Because they are influence-advertisers.” — Bert Lance

“If you get it right the first time, you don’t need to get it all over again. Learn from your experiences. Keep moving forward.” — Bert Lance

“Nobody likes you when you’re sick.” — Bert Lance

“I think it is important to understand that no matter how bad your day is, somebody’s is worse.” — Bert Lance

“You can’t be truly free until everybody around the world has the same rights as you do.” — Bert Lance

“If you have a good idea and get tired of talking about it, it may be time to get up and do something about it. If you want to change, take your ideas and actions. If a person is doing something he believes in, the money will follow.” — Bert Lance

“If you’ve got all the money in the world and it can’t buy happiness, what good is it?” — Bert Lance

“To conserve energy, don’t belittle anyone.” — Bert Lance

“A lot of the world is changing quickly. You don’t have to change it. Sometimes it’s best not to get sucked into the whirlpool of doing what everyone else is doing.” — Bert Lance

“Don’t oversimplify or make things complicated.” — Bert Lance

“The difference between income and property tax is that they come and take your house if you don’t pay your income tax. They can’t take your land.” — Bert Lance

“Translate common words into their common denominator. For example, ‘I need’ is translated from English into a phrase which makes everybody feel good and which is understood by everyone.” — Bert Lance

“Many things that make you feel good don’t mean anything. I’m glad I feel good about my country being an independent nation.” — Bert Lance

Lance Quotes

“If you want to conquer your doubts, take them little by little and crush them. Don’t entertain them, don’t listen to them. Don’t buy into their lies.” — Bert Lance

“The more you humble yourself, the higher you will be lifted by the Lord. But if you ever forget that and start thinking that you’re better than everyone else, then all your progress will come to an end.” — Bert Lance

“Sometimes we take someone and make him outstanding. We overlook their shortcomings and we think they have it made.” — Bert Lance

“We have to remember the principles of life. We have to remember that leadership is a service and not a position.” — Bert Lance

“The Bible says we must, on all occasions, maintain good works in order to retain the Spirit of God. And this same Spirit tells us that if we are going to be good works, we must be kind and loving.” — Bert Lance

“I believe the people who take risks and make things happen. They find friends in others.” — Bert Lance

“Failure is a chance to do better next time. Be encouraged. Be confident. Be persistent.” — Bert Lance

“You may not get everything you try for, but if you give it your best and go on, you won’t regret a thing.” — Bert Lance

“It’s not how well you communicate with other people that makes the difference. It’s how well you communicate with yourself that makes the difference.” — Bert Lance

“If they want to come up to me, I want them on my team. But if they can’t, I want them gone.” — Bert Lance

“We all have things that we need to learn. If we don’t learn them, it’s going to be reflected in our ability to get along with other people.” — Bert Lance

“I know what the common denominator is: the answer. You have to find it. You have to keep looking until you find it.” — Bert Lance

“I don’t know what I am going to do tomorrow. I truly don’t. If you don’t know, that’s the best way to handle the uncertainty.” — Bert Lance

“Remember in life that you are a servant of your God and not a servant of your government or any other person or entity whatsoever.” — Bert Lance

“If you have not served, you are indebted. There is nothing worse than owing people money. You have debt. We all have debt. Owe no one anything except to love one another because love is God.” — Bert Lance

“If you get it right the first time, you don’t need to get it right all over again.” — Bert Lance

“Being in jail was a waste of time. I would not recommend it as an experience to anyone else.” — Bert Lance

“There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. While you’re here, there’s no place like home.” — Bert Lance

“I had to become a better person to be a better leader. I had to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘What are you doing? You’re not happy. What are you doing? You need to make some changes.'” — Bert Lance

“If it’s something that you believe in and have worked hard to get done and it is not working, then do something else. Move on and do something else. You’ve been working hard because you believe in something that will not work. You need to move on and do something else.” — Bert Lance

“Difficult circumstances often bring out the best in people. If people are willing, I’ll stand up and say just what the devil is wrong with me — Tell them exactly how I feel. Because there’s nothing wrong with me.” — Bert Lance

“There are a lot of things that make you feel good that don’t mean anything at all.” — Bert Lance

“We must understand that leadership is a service, not a position. Leadership is not a title; it’s not something that you get.” — Bert Lance

“From our President on down, we gave everybody in the world permission to stand up and permit them to speak their minds. What I was doing was permitting them to do so many things. You see, what I was trying to do was make up for past mistakes.” — Bert Lance

“To be truthful is the best way to be. Never tell a lie. You can get into so much trouble when you tell lies.” — Bert Lance

“You cannot serve God and mammon.” — Bert Lance

“I think it is important to understand that no matter how bad your day is, somebody’s is worse. I would not recommend it as an experience to anyone else. Difficult circumstances often bring out the best in people.” — Bert Lance

“I believe that in every truth we see a beauty, a quality or virtue that makes us rejoice with gratitude.” — Bert Lance

“In adversity, the Lord will provide the way out. The scriptures say that God is our heavenly and firm foundation. Like a gigantic granite mountain, we should be strong and immovable in our faith. Your faith will attract miracles.” — Bert Lance

“God can help you if you desire to be helped and He will not help you if you’re trying to do something without Him. That’s the bottom line. God’s given us a mind to think. If you’re going to think, don’t think without the Spirit of God.” — Bert Lance

“I love people. I’m impressed with people who are good with people because it’s hard to be good with people.” — Bert Lance

“Just because a man has a cloak of power does not make him a tyrant.” — Bert Lance

“Pride keeps us from being honest and humble enough to admit our mistakes.” — Bert Lance

“People have been taught to be nice all their lives. They haven’t been taught how to be nasty and to tell other people what’s really on their minds.” — Bert Lance

“There is no such thing as generosity with somebody else’s money.” — Bert Lance

“I don’t want God to do anything for me. I want to do everything for myself.” — Bert Lance

“I think it is important that the recognition of leadership be given to those who work the hardest. To those who serve in the military and not to those who receive credit.” — Bert Lance

“If they tell you they want to work with you, believe them. They’re your only shot at being successful in life. You’ve got to believe them. They’re your only shot.” — Bert Lance

“I had a vision for what I wanted to accomplish in life and I worked so hard at it until I achieved it. And then the Lord opened up some incredible doors for me.” — Bert Lance

“Success is something you perceive; failure is something you perceive. You can’t measure success by your achievements. Success is something you perceive in yourself, and failure is something you perceive in yourself. But it is your attitude that counts.” — Bert Lance

“I think it is true that the greatest danger in life is not so much setting our aim too high and falling short, but setting our aim too low and hitting our mark.” — Bert Lance

“There was a time when I had gotten so close to God that I could receive revelation for others. I could learn from them. I could see their reasons for doing things, what the Lord had planned for them, what was in their hearts.” — Bert Lance

“I think we all have to believe that the Lord is in charge, that we are instruments in His hands. Because if we don’t believe that, then it will not happen. God has a plan for us and we have to be obedient to what the Lord is directing us.” — Bert Lance

“I think of myself as more of an example than a leader. The Lord takes the little things that I do and magnifies them.” — Bert Lance

“You can be fooling yourself by thinking that there’s something wrong with everyone except for those who agree with you. I was wrong on many issues, too. The Lord will help me find out who I am. He’ll help me to learn that I’m fallible.” — Bert Lance

“I was an eternal optimist, but I always had all my ducks in a row. I never gambled with my life or the life of another person because, in a sense, gambling means taking foolish chances.” — Bert Lance

“There are no easy paths to glory. There are no shortcuts to accomplishment. We have to go there the hard way.” — Bert Lance

“We are the only people that God has ever chosen to serve him.” — Bert Lance

“There is nothing more important than your family, nothing. There is no greater gift from God that you can ever receive than your family. You must always put them first and foremost before anything else in your life.” — Bert Lance

“So, I’m not afraid of death. I’m only afraid of what comes before death.” — Bert Lance

“I want to know the truth about things. And if I don’t know the truth about something, then you can explain it to me, but I’m not going to accept something if you can’t prove it to me.” — Bert Lance

“The Lord has given us life and he expects us to use our time on this earth wisely. I think it’s important that we try to get some things done as a family and also with our friends so we can be productive in our own lives.” — Bert Lance

“I was never criticized for being too conservative. I was criticized for not being conservative enough.” — Bert Lance

“There’s nothing I want for my birthday. Especially since this is the first time since I’ve been born that I’ll spend my birthday with my husband.” — Bert Lance

“I want to inspire confidence in people. And I feel that if people know the real you, they’re going to be confident in you.” — Bert Lance

“The Lord has given us life and he expects us to use it wisely. He intends for us to put him first in our life. If you don’t, then something’s wrong.” — Bert Lance

“People that are around you need to be positive. Some people are negative and positive, so I have to be the best of both of those.” — Bert Lance

“We should do the best we can in this life. Whether we live or die doesn’t matter as long as we’re here. So I’m going to do my best and I hope that people are going to be as positive as they can be.” — Bert Lance