Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them.
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
Contemporary Issues in Higher Education, 1985
Our words are buttressed by our deeds, and our deeds are inspired by our convictions.
You defeated me But you won't defeat me again Because you have grown all you can grow.. But I am still growing (about Mount Everest).
There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors.. But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.
People are like stained glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made his commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.
Of all religions, Christianity is without a doubt the one that should inspire tolerance most, although, up to now, the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one?s self respect. For jealous people, like dope fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.
Time to improve is limited. The clock is always on and doesn't care if you don't feel like it. Someone else does and they're passing you by.
If you respect yourself in stressful situations, it will help you see the positiveâ€¦ It will help you see the message in the mess.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It's not a miracle; we just decided to go.
The general who is able to persuade his forces that there is victory, even where there seems to be defeat, is one who will inspire them to fight against apparently impossible odds. They will, indeed, never suffer defeat, but will fight on until annihilate
All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it's impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.
You must have a positive self perception in order to transcend anything.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Moral victories don't count.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
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