A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
The first follower is actually an underestimated form of leadership in itself.
... The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader.
Never underestimate the power of persistence.
Hatred is a very underestimated emotion.
Nobody should underestimate how much the world changed on the 11th of September 2001.
Never underestimate the power of jealousy and the power of envy to destroy.
Never underestimate that.
People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never right time to do a difficult thing.
No man underestimates the wrongs he suffers; many take them more seriously than is right.
I think that celebrities should never underestimate their power.
I mean just to draw attention, because then people get involved on a personal level.
There is a basic lesson on financial crises that governments tend to wait too long, underestimate the risks, want to do too little. And it ultimately gets away from them, and they end up spending more money, causing much more damage to the economy.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.
The secularists in Turkey haven't underestimated religion, they just made the mistake of believing they could control it with the power of the army alone.
Never underestimate a person with passion.
You can't underestimate the power of fear.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity.
We have a tendency it seems to over complicate our lives and forget what's important and what's not. We tend to mistake movement for achievement. We tend to focus on activities instead of results. And as the pace of life continues to race along in the outside world, we forget that we have the power to control our lives regardless of what's going on outside.
Never underestimate the amazing power of prayer.
Never underestimate the value of cold cash.
In complex situations, we may rely too heavily on planning and forecasting and underestimate the importance of random factors in the environment. That reliance can also lead to delusions of control.
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
Never underestimate the power of temptation to disarm your better senses.
Throughout the ages good people surrendered their honor for the empty promise that wealth or power would bring fulfillment and their dignity, good name and self-esteem for the passing pleasures of sex and drugs.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year -- and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
I think I've explained earlier on in the year that I kind of underestimated how important experience was in this series, especially when you're up against such good quality drivers.
It really gets into your system. All baseball players have this internal clock around February when it starts to kick in and the juices start to flow. I think underestimated how much I was going to miss it.
I think I underestimated the way people bracket you.
Practically everyone is going to have a general purpose computer in their pocket, it's so easy to underestimate that, that has got to be the really, really big one.
Never underestimate a child's ability to get into more trouble.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
Never underestimate people. They do desire the cut of truth.