Sunday, December 25, 2011
Motivation For Achievements I
A man who raises himself by degrees to wealth and power contracts, in the course of this protracted labour, habits of prudence, restraint and wisdom.
A successful man is one who can lay the foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.
Abundance is a blessing to the wise; The use of riches in discretion lies; Learn this. Ye men of wealth -- a heavy purse in a fool's pocket is a heavy curse.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear, but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
Dare to dream, dare to try, dare to fail and fall, dare to rise again and succeed.
Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.
Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it. Ending is better than mending. Endure, and preserve yourself for better things.
Every man must do his own growing, no matter how tall his grandfather was.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Everyone expects to go further than his father went; every one expects to be better than he was born and every generation has one big impulse in its heart -- to exceed all the other generations of the past in all the things that make life worth living.
Fame is a magnifying glass through which the world sees you.
Fortune is always on the side of the largest battalions.
Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imagination regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasingly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smililng courage.