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Re: Proverb/quote interpretation needed!

Posted by Barney on October 21, 2002

In Reply to: Proverb/quote interpretation needed! posted by Katie on October 21, 2002

: "Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find teh way." what does that mean?
: "He that would be a leader must be a bridge." and this one?

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
---Abraham Lincoln

Means, I believe, that when you have decided to do something you will surely devise/find a way of doing it however impossible/difficult it may appear at the outset

"He that would be a leader must be a bridge." - Welsh Proverb

Means, I believe, that to be a leader you must find a way of bridging or bringing together people's different beliefs, wants and aspirations to form a coherent entity.