Friday, July 13, 2007

The spirit of human endevour

The spirit of human endevour

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
-William Ellery Channing


Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
-Dag Hammerskjold


In thought, faith
In word, wisdom
In deed, courage
In life, service
- unknown


Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
-Thomas A Edison


The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
-Socrates


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
-Abraham Lincoln


Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
-Albert Einstein


There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy
-William Shakespeare


Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
-Theodore Roosevelt


Winners never quit and quitters never win.
-Anonymous


If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.
-Kurt Lewin


I am a strong believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
-Benjamin Franklin


People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it.
-Howard Newton



Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
-Aristotle


Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
-Edith Sitwell


Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
-Norman Vincent Peale


If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
-Henry Ford


Do something everyday that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
-Mark Twain


Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
-Samuel Beckett


A quiet tongue shows a wise head.
-Irish


A scholar's ink lasts longer than a martyr's blood.
-Irish


A bad wound heals but a bad word doesn't.
-Persian


A broken hand works, but not a broken heart.
-Persian


Do little things now; so shall big things come to thee by and by asking to be done.
-Persian


Thinking is the essence of wisdom.
-Persian


Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong.
-Zen


The infinite is in the finite of every instant.
-Zen

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