The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life.
My name is a half an hour early, but my body is on time.?
Women rescue men just as much as, if not more than, men rescue women.
-- a kind of memory that tells usthat what we're now striving for was oncenearer and truer and attached to uswith infinite tenderness. Here all is distance, there it was breath. After the first homethe second one seems draughty and strangely sexed.
Thus Gotama [Buddha] walked toward the town to gather alms, and the two samanas recognized him solely by the perfection of his repose, by the calmness of his figure, in which there was no trace of seeking, desiring, imitating, or striving, only light and peace
Do your best, and be a little better than you are.