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Davos Special: 10 inspiring life advice quotes from global leaders

January 23, 2018 08:20 IST

This is what makes the World Economic Forum's annual summit special.

 

Melinda Gates WEF Davos

Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Goals are only wishes, unless you have a plan.
-- Melinda Gates, co-chair,
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

 
 

 

Lynette Wallworth WEF Davos

Photograph: @Wallworthy/Twitter

‘Resilience is about being able to look your fear in the eyes.’
-- Lynette Wallworth, artist
 
 

 

Kevin P Ryan WEF Davos

Photograph: @kevinryan/Twitter

‘Being an entrepreneur, you learn more from your failures than successes.’
-- Kevin P Ryan,
founder and chairman,
Gilt Groupe

 
 

 

Arianna Huffington WEF Davos

Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

‘Since the industrial revolution, weve been living under this delusion that burnout is necessary to succeed, that human beings can minimize downtime the way we try to do with machines. When, in fact, scientists will tell us that the human operating system needs downtime. We need time to unplug, to recharge, sleep deeply.’
-- Arianna Huffington,
Thrive Global founder and CEO

 
 

 

Kishore Mahbubani WEF Davos

Photograph: Getty Images

‘Sometimes you need a major crisis to bring people together.’
-- Kishore Mahbubani, Dean,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

 
 

 

Meg Whitman WEF Davos

Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

‘You can always go faster than you think you can.’
-- Meg Whitman, then CEO,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 
 

 

maurice Levy WEF Davos

Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

‘The beauty in the world is that everyone can change it.’
-- Maurice Levy, chairman and CEO,
Publicis Groupe

 
 

 

Cathy Engelbert WEF Davos

Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

‘Raise your hand, take risks, and don’t fear failure -- it’s one of the biggest impediments to success.’
-- Cathy Engelbert, CEO, Deloitte
 
 

 

John F Kerry WEF Davos

Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

‘We are not the prisoners of a predetermined future.’
-- John F Kerry,
then US Secretary of State

 
 

 

Klaus Schwab WEF Davos

Photograph: weforum.org.

‘There are four ingredients in true leadership: brains, soul, heart, and good nerves.’
-- Klaus Schwab,
founder and executive chairman,
World Economic Forum

 
 
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