Striving Quotes

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Gordon B. Hinckley
“Do your best, and be a little better than you are.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

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

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

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

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 Albright, Madam Secretary: A Memoir

Vincent van Gogh
“If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it - keep going, keep going come what may.”
Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

“The comfort zone is a psychological state in which one feels familiar, safe, at ease, and secure.

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 T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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

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

Giovanni Boccaccio
“In this world, you only get what you grab for.”
Giovanni Boccaccio

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

“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

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

R. Eric Thomas
“...the thing about success is that it doesn't seem like a natural result of unsuccessfulness.”
R. Eric Thomas, Here for It; Or, How to Save Your Soul in America: Essays

Leonard Cassuto
“But at the same time, Dreiser points in An American Tragedy to the significance of those very social connections in the creation of Clyde’s criminal motivation. In asking how Clyde Griffiths the murderer was formed, Dreiser takes a panoramic view of economic development and social change in the United States during the decades leading up to the 1920s. In particular, he views Clyde as the product of a certain kind of family during a certain historical period. Though the story of Clyde draws on accounts of an actual 1906 murder, Dreiser deliberately avoids exactly dating the story, and the book thus comments not on a specific moment, but on an American era.

The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser (Cambridge Companions to Literature) (p. 198). Cambridge University Press. Kindle Edition.”
Leonard Cassuto, The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Do not confuse trials with failure, as trials speak to the size of the thing to which we have been called and not the difficulties of the journey that are part of getting there.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Helmuth Plessner
“Dignity concerns at all times the person taken in his entirety - the unity of what lies inside and outside - and describes the ideal constitution to which one strives, but which is only too infrequently reached. The higher the person wants to reach, the harder it is for him to reach this idea; for, with the one-sidedness that results from concentration on a great theme he tears open a crevice between himself and his ambition.”
Helmuth Plessner, Grenzen der Gemeinschaft

“Every king was once uncrowned.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“Games let us flirt with such seductive agencies in a protected context. Here is the hope: if you spend a lot of time engaged in aesthetic striving play, you will have plenty of practice losing yourself in, and then drawing back from, the pleasures of value clarity. You will be used to wearing your submersion a little lightly. Then when life hands you far more pressing agential modes, and value clarities with more seriousness and force behind them - when you face the calls of the crisp and clear value systems inherent in money, grades, Twitter likes, and research impact factors - you will have developed the right habits of lightness and control with your agency.”
C Thi Nguyen, Games: Agency as Art

Jordan B. Peterson
“You don't get to leap from being a 17 year old naughthead who doesn't know anything and who isn't disciplined to the critic of Judeo-Christian society. Especially when you can look at your own life and think about how many things you are doing you know are wrong and you could fix that you aren't fixing.”
Jordan B. Peterson

“Alexander the Great could not rest at home. He always wanted more, he always felt he deserved more. His father Phillip once told him, “My son, look for yourself another kingdom, Macedonia is too small for you.” The world was too small for Alexander.”
Thomas Stark, God Is Mathematics: The Proofs of the Eternal Existence of Mathematics

“If we didn’t catch enough fish, or fish of high enough quality, too bad. That’s life. No one has the right to win. Victory has to be fought for. It needs a Fight Club, not a Flight Club.”
Brother Abaris, The Illuminist Army

“The Faustian knows that no one is coming to save him. He must save himself. He will try anything, go anywhere, in his quest for the Holy Grail. He commits himself unreservedly to the greatest cause of all – to discover the innermost secrets of creation. And only one person possesses those secrets: God. And that is Faust’s sacred and infinitely inspiring quest – to become God himself. He is the Nietzschean Superman. He has no limits, he bows to no false prophets, he needs no ancient books full of rules and commandments and silly parables and stories.”
Michael Faust, The Right-Brain God

“You shape yourself, you make yourself. There is no one to save you other than yourself. It’s not Christ, Mohammed or Moses who’s responsible for your life, it’s you. In the end, souls judge themselves.”
Michael Faust, The Right-Brain God

Markus Obrock
“Humans beings strive for happiness and are often unaware that they can choose emotions deliberately even without striving.”
Markus Obrock, The Mosaic: Realizations about Our Life, Consciousness, and Existence

Kathy Acker
“Even if I do attain some goal, at that very moment the only thing that's important to me is to go beyond that which is no longer a goal but now only a stage.”
Kathy Acker, My Mother: Demonology

Ron Baratono
“Look in your bill box, do you see someone else’s name? When you do; then you can worry about what that person thinks.”
Ron Baratono

Akira Kurosawa
“They lived their lives as if their sights were set on the clouds beyond the hill they were climbing.”
Akira Kurosawa, Something Like an Autobiography

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