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Here are some quotes that are relevant to project management.

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. 
~ Winston Churchill 
(Related topics: rolling wave planning or progressive elaboration)

Plans are worthless. Planning is essential. 
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower 

In NASA, we never punish error. We only punish the concealment of error. 
~ Al Siepert 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Meade

If you always blame others for your mistakes, you will never improve. 
~ Joy Gumz 

Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed. 
~ Peter Drucker 

My personal philosophy is not to undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible. 
~ Edwin Land 

Unengaged sponsor sinks the ship.
~ Angela Waner

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
~ Mia Hamm

The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned. 
~ Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

The P in PM is as much about ‘people management’ as it is about ‘project management’. 
~ Cornelius Fichtner

When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.
~ Chinese Proverb

The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
~ Margaret Carty

Duration estimates are just that, estimates. The activities will occur in the future and there are no facts about the future.
~ David Hulett
(Related topics: estimate activity durations, activity duration estimates)

It's a bad plan that admits of no modification.
~ Publilius Syrus

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
~ Arnold Glasow

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
~ George Bernard Shaw

As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.
~ Amy Poehler

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