Quotes About Striving

Quotes tagged as "striving" (showing 1-30 of 50)
Gordon B. Hinckley
“Do your best, and be a little better than you are.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

Abraham Lincoln
“I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”
Abraham Lincoln

Shannon L. Alder
“Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.”
Shannon L. Alder

Madeleine K. Albright
“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.”
Madeleine K. Albright, Madam Secretary: A Memoir

Criss Jami
“If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Hermann Hesse
“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”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Rainer Maria Rilke
“a kind of memory that tells us
that what we're now striving for was
nearer and truer and attached to us
with infinite tenderness. Here all is
there it was breath. After the first
the second one seems draughty and
strangely sexed.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies

Shannon L. Alder
“Anyone can fail at something they really don’t want. What really takes courage is going after something you want and then failing. There is more fulfillment in life knowing that you tried, rather than settled without a fight.”
Shannon L. Alder

Maggie Nelson
“I beheld and still behold in anger and agony the eagerness of the world to throw piles of shit on those of us who want to savage or simply cannot help but savage the norms that so desperately need savaging.”
Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts

Arthur Schopenhauer
“All striving comes from lack, from a dissatisfaction with one's condition, and is thus suffering as long as it is not satisfied; but no satisfaction is lasting; instead, it is only the beginning of a new striving. We see striving everywhere inhibited in many ways, struggling everywhere; and thus always suffering; there is no final goal of striving, and therefore no bounds or end to suffering.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation, Vol 1

Criss Jami
“I'd rather strive for the kind of interview where instead of me asking to introduce myself to society, society asks me to introduce myself to society.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Roy   Bennett
“If you always do what is easy and choose the path of least resistance, you never step outside your comfort zone. Great things don’t come from comfort zones.”
Roy Bennett

Dean Koontz
“Yet the human heart is disheartened by the most unreasonable self-judgments, because even when we take on giants, we too often confuse failure with fault, which I know too well. The only way back from such a bleak despondency is to shape humiliation into humility, to strive always to triumph over the darkness while never forgetting that the honor and the beauty are more in striving than in winning. When triumph at last comes, our efforts alone could not have won the day without that grace which surpasses all understanding and which will, if we allow it, imbue our lives with meaning.”
Dean Koontz, Odd Interlude: A Special Odd Thomas Adventure

“Moving forward should always be your one and only option to abide by in all circumstances. We were born to continuously strive and thrive.”
Edmond Mbiaka

Johann Gottlieb Fichte
“Men in the vehement pursuit of happiness grasp at the first object which offers to them any prospect of satisfaction, but immediately they turn an introspective eye and ask, ‘Am I happy?’ and at once from their innermost being a voice answers distinctly, ‘No, you are as poor and as miserable as before.' Then they think it was the object that deceived them and turn precipitately to another. But the second holds as little satisfaction as the first…Wandering then through life restless and tormented, at each successive station they think that happiness dwells at the next, but when they reach it happiness is no longer there. In whatever position they may find themselves there is always another one which they discern from afar, and which but to touch, they think, is to find the wished delight, but when the goal is reached discontent has followed on the way stands in haunting constancy before them.”
Johann Gottlieb Fichte

Alex Morritt
“Making New Year resolutions is one thing. Remaining resolute and seeing them through is quite another.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

Roy   Bennett
“People are successful because they think and act like successful people.”
Roy Bennett

Meghan Daum
“The path of least resistance has a lot going for it. The comfort zone isn't where you lose yourself. It's where you find yourself.”
Meghan Daum

“Every precious thing that you want out of life starts from believing that you possess an unstoppable drive to continuously strive and thrive.”
Edmond Mbiaka

Tim Hiller
“We all are striving for something every minute of the day, whether we realize it or not.”
Tim Hiller, Strive: Life is Short, Pursue What Matters

“Above all, happiness embodies two qualities: success and gratitude. Success in the simple sense of striving for something and achieving it; gratitude means to be grateful for what we achieve.”
Joseph Rain

“You can't move things by not moving.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Mark Hawthorne
“...adopt the "practice makes progress" approach”
Mark Hawthorne, A Vegan Ethic: Embracing a Life of Compassion Toward All

Jeff Hobbs
“She was also taking a big risk by hoping this sacrifice would mean something. If Rob turned out like any other rough boy in the neighborhood––if her son wasn't special like she believed he was––she feared the disappointment that would follow too much striving on her part.”
Jeff Hobbs, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

“A spiritual endeavor is unconditional and wholly adaptable to personal needs. It strives for nothing but aware introspection.”
Joseph Rain

Sayantan Sen
“People are chasing happiness
Cars are chasing destinations
Children are chasing new toys
And rest of all are chasing
What’s not here yet.”
Sayantan Sen, Quiet: A collection of poems

“No level of success is ever too great to stop striving and thriving.”
Edmond Mbiaka

“To stop working, striving and pushing, just because you have enough, therefore is a disservice to the Divine.”
Sunday Adelaja

Jeremiah Burroughs
“Thou hast gone on in all thy life hitherto, ever since thou wast born, in a continual opposition to God Himself, unto the infinite Lord, the eternal first being of all the world; thy life hath been nothing but enmity to this God: thou hast as directly opposed, and striven against, and resisted Him, as ever man did oppose, and resist, and strive with another man, and this thou hast done in the whole course of thy life: certainly there is more in this to humble a man than anything that can be spoken to shew him the evil of sin.”
Jeremiah Burroughs, The Evil of Evils: The Exceeding Sinfulness of Sin

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