Quotes

Understanding root causes will make you less vulnerable to future episodes.

     Dr. Jennifer Melfi


Man is very well defended against himself... The actual fortress is inaccessible, even invisible to him, unless his friends and enemies play the traitor and conduct him in by a secret path.

     Friedrich Nietzsche


Think. The big fucking picture.

     Tony Soprano


Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.

     Jonathan Swift


That's what being a boss is. You steer the ship the best way you know. Sometimes it's smooth. Sometimes you hit the rocks.

     Corrado "Junior" Soprano

 

If you're going through hell, keep going.

     Winston Churchill

 

Marriage, or any relationship for that matter, is a give and a take.

     Tony Soprano


Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control.

     Tom Landry


What do we mean when we say leadership?

     Tony Soprano

 

Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future.

     Edwin H. Friedman

 

Let me figure out how to take care of you.

     Tony Soprano


Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.

     Sam Walton


When I delegate, I delegate.

     Corrado "Junior" Soprano


Business, after all, is nothing more than a bunch of human relationships.

     Lee Iacocca


What use is an unloaded gun?

     Tony Soprano


I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.

     Jonathan Winters, comedian



Now's okay for a chat, not a sitdown.

     Christopher Moltisanti


The way to gain a reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

     Socrates


Go wait outside. Now.

     Tony Soprano


A problem cannot be solved by the same thinking that created it.

     Albert Einstein



Cunnilingus and psychiatry brought us to this.

     Tony Soprano


How do you know you have won? When your people are visibly growing individually and as a group.

     Sir John Harvey-Jones, Former Chairman, ICI


You're supposed to be earners, that's why you've got the top positions.

     Tony Soprano



Every leader should have enough humility to accept, publicly, the responsibility for the mistakes of the subordinates he has himself selected and, likewise, to give them credit, publicly, for their triumphs.

     Dwight D. Eisenhower



This ain't negotiation time. This is Scarface, final scene, fuckin' bazookas under each arm, 'Say hello to my little friend.'

     Christopher Moltisanti


The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

     Winston Churchill


I don't think you understand. I want you to write that letter.

     Carmela Soprano



The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

     Charles de Gaulle


What can we say about this guy. The ancient Romans had a word for it: asshole.

     Larry Boy Barese


When your opponent gives you an opening, be swift as a hare.

     Sun Tzu (via Janice Soprano)



Learn anything?

     Tony Soprano


Those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.

     George Santayana


To the people I love. Nothing else matters.

     Tony Soprano


However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.


     Winston Churchill


It's my mess. All my choices were wrong.

     Tony Soprano


You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle.

     Bill Clinton


What happened to you? Your shoes are soaking wet.

     Carmela Soprano


The major challenge faced by executives is not understanding the practice of leadership, it is practicing their understanding of leadership.

     Marshall Goldsmith


You know, what's interesting is, being your own self is kind of a blur.

     David Chase


Human frailty, makes me sick sometimes.

     Christopher Moltisanti


When guys are on the mattresses they're not out earning.

     Tony Soprano


Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.


     Ojibwe saying


We worry so much sometimes it feels like all we do. But in the end it just gets washed away.

     Carmela Soprano


Maybe I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop.

     Tony Soprano