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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

A broken hand works, but not a broken heart.

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

Thinking is the essence of wisdom.

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

The infinite is in the finite of every instant.


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