There’s a lot to be said about the ability to play it “cool” under pressure. And it’s an important quality of great leadership. The ability to roll with the punches and stay focused when obstacles arise is essential to leading a productive team. In the workplace, employees most often take their cues from their leaders, so the next time you feel like you may be headed for a breakdown, here are 10 of our favorite quotes to help you keep your cool.
“People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.” – Will Rogers
“In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.” – Mark Twain
“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha
“There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.” – Plato
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams
“Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.” – Chinese Proverb
“Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.” – Guy Kawasaki
“If you kick a stone in anger, you’ll hurt your own foot.” – Korean Proverb
“Courage is grace under pressure.” – Ernest Hemingway
“As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster.” – Thomas Guthrie
What are some of your favorite quotes that help you keep your cool? Do you have any deep thoughts of your own? Let us know in the comments section below.