Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved
Nixon had three goals: to win by the biggest electoral landslide in history; to be remembered as a peacemaker; and to be accepted by the 'Establishment' as an equal. He achieved all these objectives at the end of 1972 and the beginning of 1973. And he lost them all two months later-partly because he turned a dream into an obsession
Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one's status in the eyes of others; And shame is fear of humiliation at one's inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets his heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he is automatically involved in fear of losing his status
The Way of Heaven does not compete, And yet it skillfully achieves victory. It does not speak, and yet it skillfully responds to things. It comes to you without your invitation
Goal achievement is hero's work
Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties
Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible
Ideas are the beginning of all achievement
As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope
Do you ever sit down and wonder what is wrong with the world? Do you ever ask yourself why it is that Christians seem to have so little influence, why they seem to achieve so little, for all their numbers, in putting the world right? To each of those two questions there is ultimately but one answer. It is this: we lack the mind of Christ
Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself
The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals
If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual
Let us then, be up and doing. With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait
Getting ahead in a difficult profession - singing, acting, writing, whatever requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows and unfair reversals. When I think back to those first couple of years in Rome, those endless rejections, without a glimmer of encouragement from anyone, all those failed screen tests, and yet I never let my desire slide away from me, my belief in myself and what I felt I could achieve
Well done is better than well said
Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.
To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Don't let what you can't do interfere with what you can do.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him
Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
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