Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.
I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.
True happiness is the full use of your powers along lines of excellence in a life affording scope.
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some single pursuit, for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.
Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to be the average man
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.
A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life - what people are interested in. That's journalism.
Be careful. Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine. Your life can get out of balance.
A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there should be a large air space between a journalist and the head of a state.
I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
The word question is derived from the Latin quarrier (to seek) which is the same root as the word for quest. A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves.
If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it... I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable.
Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages.