Showing posts with label motivation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label motivation. Show all posts

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Post #1739

He that does good for good's sake seeks neither praise nor reward, though sure of both at last.
—William Penn

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Post #1234

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
—Sir Winston Churchill

Friday, January 25, 2013

Post #1173

Trust is the highest form of human motivation.
—Stephen Covey

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Post #1117

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Post #986

Make it a point to do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
—Mark Twain

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Post #959

Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
—Plato

Monday, December 12, 2011

Post #798

Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.
—Miguel de Cervantes

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Post #769

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
—Sally Berger

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Post #679

Do not shorten the morning by getting up late; look upon it as the quintessence of life, as to a certain extent sacred.
—Arthur Schopenhauer

Friday, February 11, 2011

Post #497

Necessity, who is the mother of our invention.
—Plato

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Post #449

To have a reason to get up in the morning, it is necessary to possess a guiding principle.  A belief of some kind.  A  bumper sticker, if you will.
—Judith Guest

Monday, December 13, 2010

Post #437

No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it.
Grace Slick

Monday, November 08, 2010

Post #402

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
—Abigail Van Buren

Friday, November 05, 2010

Post #399

What makes life dreary is want of motive.
—George Eliot

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Post #397

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going
—Jim Ryun

Monday, November 01, 2010

Post #395

One starts an action simply because one must do something.
—T.S. Eliot

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Post #288

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
—Søren Kierkegaard

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Post #139

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
—Charles Caleb Colton

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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Post #317

People ought to be one of two things, young or old. No; what's the use of fooling? People ought to be one of two things, young or dead. ...

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