Quotes for Inspiration May/June (2006)
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire, which transcends everything.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk in life.
Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
It’s not what you are but what you don’t become that hurts.
Everyone lives in his own fantasy world, but most people don’t understand that. No one perceives the real world. Each person simply calls his private, personal fantasies the truth.
On growing up
Growing up is admitting that there are demons you cannot overcome.
Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
My breakthrough came very late in life, really only starting when I was 50 years old. But at that time I felt as though I had the strength for new deeds and ideas.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
On having what it takes
For the warrior, there is no "better" or "worse"; everyone has the
necessary gifts for his particular path.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
On reading books
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.
-Henry David Thoreau
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