Showing posts with label endurance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label endurance. Show all posts

Monday, April 01, 2019

Post #2796

Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Post #1652

The best way out is always through.
—Robert Frost

Monday, April 21, 2014

Post #1528

As in labor, the more one doth exercise, the more one is enabled to do, strength growing upon work ; so with the use of suffering, men's minds get the habit of suffering, and all fears and terrors are not to them but as a summons to battle, whereof they know beforehand they shall come off victorious.
 —Sir Philip Sidney

Monday, September 09, 2013

Post #1338

Endurance is patience concentrated.
—Thomas Carlyle

Monday, February 11, 2013

Post #1187

Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
—Abraham Lincoln

Monday, March 19, 2012

Post #896

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
—Kenji Miyazawa

Friday, September 10, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Post #316

Hold out.  Relief is coming.
—William Tecumseh Sherman

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Post #305

The burden is equal to the horse's strength.
—The Talmud

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Post #212

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
—Napoleon Bonaparte

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Post #149

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.  To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
—Helen Keller

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Post #142

My downfall raises me to infinite heights.
—Napoleon Bonaparte

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Post #101

There is nothing the body suffers the soul may not profit by.
—George Meredith

Monday, January 04, 2010

Post #95

Never stop because you are afraid - you are never so likely to be wrong. Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention.  The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.
—Fridtjof Nansen

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Post #91

In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer
—Albert Camus

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Post #71

Ocean sailing does not cease at sunset, or when a motel is reached, or when one is tired of it. It goes on and on, day and night, hour after hour, seasickness, discomfort not withstanding, hammering seas be damned.
—Tom Wicker from 'Rough Passage'

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Post #45

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
—Robert W. Service

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Post #32

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
—Sir Edmund Hillary

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Post #20

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
—Helen Keller

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Post #5

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
—Albert Einstein

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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