Striving Quotes

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.

Albert Einstein

The first principle of ethical power is purpose. By purpose, I don't mean your objective or intention-something toward which you are always striving. Purpose is something bigger. It is the picture you have of yourself-the kind of person you want to be or the kind of life you want to lead.

Ken Blanchard

Now that I am ninety-five years old, looking back over the years, I have seen many changes taking place, so many inventions have been made. Things now go faster. In olden times things were not so rushed. I think people were more content, more satisfied with life than they are today. You donít hear nearly as much laughter and shouting as you did in my day, and what was fun for us wouldnít be fun now.... In this age I donít think people are as happy, they are worried. Theyíre too anxious to get ahead of their neighbors, they are striving and striving to get something better. I do think in a way that they have too much now. We did with much less

Grandma Moses

Bill is striving for common ground reducing the number of unintended pregnancies, getting to a place where there are fewer and fewer and fewer abortions. One of the great things about campaigning is you get to define and redefine yourself, and that's what Bill Ritter is doing right now

Evan Dreyer

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted.

David Bly

When faced with a mountain, I will not quit! I will keep on striving until I climb over, find a pass through, tunnel underneath - or simply stay and turn the mountain into a gold mine, with God's help!

Friedrich von Schiller

Ideologies have no heart of their own. They're the whores and angels of our striving selves.

John Le Carre

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.

David Bly

The ego exists because we go on pedalling desire, because we go on striving to get something, because we go on jumping ahead of ourselves.

Osho

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.

Charles Dickens

For suffering and enduring there is no remedy, but striving and doing.

Thomas Carlyle

Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience.

Eric Hoffer

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts. I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life and with the awareness and a glimpse of the marvelous structure of the existing world, together with the devoted striving to comprehend a portion, be it ever so tiny, of the Reason that manifests itself in nature.

Albert Einstein

The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.

Denis Waitley

Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

Aristotle

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.

Chuang Tzu

Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order

Friedrich August Hayek

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves

Abraham J. Heschel

Blogs tend to consist of much shorter entries, many per day, the blogger seemingly striving for communication more than self-enlightenment.

Rebecca Blood

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

Harriet Braiker

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

Harriet Braiker

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.

Pat Riley

Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have not goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal.

Maxwell Maltz

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