Saturday, March 05, 2011

Quotation Saturday

PERSEVERANCE/PERSISTENCE

“Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.”
-- Herbert Kaufman

“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”
-- Longfellow

"I do not have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep."
-- Greg Evans

“I am convinced that the world is not a mere bog in which men and women trample themselves and die. Something magnificent is taking place here amidst the cruelties and tragedies, and the supreme challenge to intelligence is that of making the noblest and best in our curious heritage prevail.”
-- C.A. Beard

PASSION

You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you're doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle."
-- George Lucas

"Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it."
-- William James

"The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions."
-- Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

LOVE

"Love of our neighbor consists of three things: to desire the greater good of everyone, to do what good we can when we can, and to bear, excuse and hide others’ faults."
-- St. John Vianney

"To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best."
-- William M. Thackeray

"Who are the twelve most loving people you know? Why? What can you learn and duplicate from them?"
-- Mark Victor Hansen

"The only thing that you can never have too much of is love."
-- Brian Tracy

2 comments:

liveyourwritingdream said...

So many quotes, so little time...

Live the Longfellow quote. Every writer should have that one engraved on their forehead. :)

joni said...

Pretty long quote to be engraved on your forehead. lol

How about across my heart? :D