Showing posts with label strength. Show all posts
Showing posts with label strength. Show all posts

Monday, October 06, 2014

Post #1656

If you are strong, behave mildly that you may be respected rather than feared.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Post #1610

Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
—William Shakespeare

Friday, July 05, 2013

Post #1290

The poor man's wisdom is despised and his words are not heard.
—Ecclesiastes 9:16

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Post #1269

Help the weak ones that cry for help, help the prosecuted and the victim...they are the comrades that fight and fall...for the conquest of the joy of freedom for all the poor workers. In this struggle for life you will find more love and you will be loved.
—Nicola Sacco

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Post #1205

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
—Louis Pasteur

Friday, October 19, 2012

Post #1090

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time a tremendous whack.
—Sir Winston Churchill

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Post #1062

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
—Albert Schweitzer

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Post #883

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage.
—Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday, January 23, 2012

Post #840

Our strength is often composed of the weakness we're damned if we're going to show.
—Mignon McLaughlin

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Post #718

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
—Samuel Johnson

Monday, May 09, 2011

Post #584

What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
—Friedrich Nietzsche

Friday, July 09, 2010

Post #280

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it's letting go.
—Hermann Hesse

Friday, January 22, 2010

Post #113

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
—Sir Winston Churchill

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Post #101

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

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Post #91

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

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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