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

Erik Pevernagie
“We can always hope, but we must not live on hope. Let us step beyond expectations, and remain resilient. Let us breathe consciously without fright, striving to take over our grail of freedom. ("Expectations")”
Erik Pevernagie

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

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

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: A Memoir

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

Utibe Samuel Mbom
“Don’t strive to be perfect, just give it a hundred percent.”
Utibe Samuel Mbom, The Event Usher’s Handbook

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

“A good Pile of Trash wins a favorite interest of a dustpan.”

Marsha Hinds
“There is no such thing as perfection, only improvement.”
Marsha Hinds

“The ability of an object to constitute itself as a subject is thus defined, in the first instance, by the objective context provided by the genus; that is, the capacity or incapacity of an object to constitute itself as an individual subject depends first and foremost on the kind of thing the object is. For mechanical, chemical, and externally purposive objects, the power of the genus is determined essentially as violence insofar as these objects cannot constitute themselves as subjects through a predicate due to their very nature as defined by their genus. For example, a rock, qua rock, can be determined through a predicate externally - by means of external impact from other objects and forces (it can be crushed or cracked into pieces) or by means of human definition and conceptualization (this rock is igneous and that one is sedimentary) - but is cannot determine itself through a predicate and constitute itself as a subject by means of its own activity. The power of the objet to constitute itself as a subject is necessarily defined in relation to its essential Gattung-predicate, a predicate that manifests the power of violence insofar as the object is unable to constitute itself as a subject by means of this very same predicate.
The third characteristic, finally, is that power as violence directs itself against individuality. In specifying that it is only in the presence of the freedom of self-consciousness that the power of the genus can be determined as fate, Hegel writes the following: 'Only self-consciousness has fate in the strict sense, because it is free, and therefore in the individuality of its 'I' it absolutely exists in and for itself and can oppose itself to its objective universality and alienate itself from it'. Individuality is thus defined as an existence in and for itself that can stand opposed to and be in contradiction with its objective universality or genus, while continuing to manifest the genus's power as identical with its own self-relation. Without the ability to oppose its genus, the ability to be self-alienated with respect to its genus, the object is not, strictly speaking, an individual (it remains a mere particular, a token of its type entirely interchangeable with other tokens of the same type). Individuality is therefore not only the power of the object to constitute itself as a subject through its predicate, but moreover, this power of self-constitution is essentially also the power to oppose, contradict, and transform the genus by means of the genus's own power as manifest in the determinateness of an individual.”
Karen Ng, Hegel's Concept of Life: Self-Consciousness, Freedom, Logic

“Even when all hope is lost, I won't stop striving.”
Ojingiri Hannah

“Avoiding bother was Taro's governing principle. It wasn't that he was a stick-in-the-mud. It was just that, rather than putting himself out in order to get the more pleasing or interesting things he stood to gain, he always opted for the least bothersome option. Bother still seemed to find its way into his life, however.”
Tomoka Shibasaki, Spring Garden

Søren Kierkegaard
“Infinite humiliation and grace, and then a striving born of gratitude — this is Christianity.”
Søren Kierkegaard, Journals and Papers

“In order to be successful, you must approach the challenge with a determination to succeed.”
Adeleke Aishat - Tashia

“Striving for the impossible is not the same as toiling in vain.”
Rob Balder, The Battle for Gobwin Knob

Elise Kova
“I’ve managed to convince myself that as long as I’m working, striving, helping and giving, then I can compensate for my flaws and be worthy of the love of those around me.”
Elise Kova, A Duet with the Siren Duke

Robert B. Laughlin
“One of the greatest disservices we do to our students is to teach them that universal physical law is something that obviously ought to be true and thus may be legitimately learned by rote. This is terrible on many levels, the worst probably being the missed lesson that meaningful things have to be fought for and often require great suffering tomorrow achieve. The attitude of complacency is also opposite to the one that brought these beautiful new ideas into the world in the first place—indeed, what brings things of great importance into the world generally.”
Robert B. Laughlin, A Different Universe: Reinventing Physics from the Bottom Down

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