"Hopelessness has surprised me with patience."
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."Margaret J. Wheatley on Carl Jung
"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."Margaret J. Wheatley on Robert H. Schuller
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."Margaret J. Wheatley on Napoleon Hill
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."Margaret J. Wheatley on Helen Keller
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"Margaret J. Wheatley on William Shakespeare
"In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together."
"When we can lay down our fear and anger and choose responses other than aggression, we create the conditions for bringing out the best in us humans."
"I think we have to notice that the business processes we use right now for thinking and planning and budgeting and strategy are all delivered on very tight agendas."
"The nature of the global business environment guarantees that no matter how hard we work to create a stable and healthy organisation, our organisation will continue to experience dramatic changes far beyond our control."
"Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences, is what happens every time humans try to change the natural ecology of a place."