Sayings & Writings by NHD

The following is a collection of writings and sayings authored by Nancy Hunter Denney. A gift book of her most recent sayings, “Wisdom Along the Way” is available at the Store.

Never Doubt

By Nancy Hunter Denney

Never doubt you INFLUENCE others through your…

WORDS or by your silence, by your
ACTIONS or by your lack of movement, by your
KINDNESS or by your cruelty, by your
 COMPASSION or by your conceit, by your
INVITATION or your elitism, by your 
COLLABORATION or your competitiveness, by your 
BRIGHTNESS or your boredom, by your 
COURAGE or your complacency, by your 
OPTIMISM or your lack of ownership, by your
CONFIDENCE or your insecurity, and by your 
LEADERSHIP or your laziness.

Never doubt in the POTENTIAL of your PRESENCE to create a future characterized by EQUALITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, and OPPORTUNITY; where all people can ACHIEVE, BELIEVE and DREAM.

Never doubt in the POWER of your INFLUENCE to serve a GREATER SOCIAL GOOD.

Never doubt that the PURPOSE of your LIFE is to discover the URGENCY of NOW, and to BE GREAT in every moment.

Other Quotes

“We influence others so we can be influenced by others. We learn so we can teach. We listen so we can speak. We must never minimize the symbiotic relationship between life and leadership.”

“Leadership aptitude is not a function of where you are going – rather, who you are standing in place.”

“The education of character is teaching students how to leave a meaningful imprint on their living and learning community – making it different because of their presence.”

“Civility is simply the qualities of being courteous, polite, and respectful – especially with regards to actions and speech.”

“How we talk to each other – whether with civility or with human disregard – will determine the kind of community we have built – one with civility or one with human disregard.”

“Getting a good idea is easy. Keeping it is the hard part.”

“Asking ‘If?’ a problem will ever be solved or a wrong ever righted will not result in productive action. The question should be ‘How?'”

“When you make a difference in someone else’s life your life will be forever different.”

“I think that indecisiveness is possibly a decision. Maybe.”

“A leader is someone who makes a difference.”

“How you spend your time is the only true measurement of your priorities in life.”

“Passion is what you feel. Pursue is what you do.”

“Love yourself enough to take care of your body, mind, and spirit.”

“Boredom is not a state of mind. Boredom is the state of not using your mind.”

“Night is to day as work should be to play.”

“Life is the most precious gift we are ever given — the true value of which is measured by our own self-worth.”

“The education of character is teaching students how to leave a meaningful imprint on their living and learning community – making it different because of their presence.”

“Leadership aptitude is not a function of where you are going – rather, who you are standing in place.”

“We influence others so we can be influenced by others. We learn so we can teach. We cry so we can laugh. We listen so we can speak. We must never minimize the symbiotic relationship of life and leadership.”