You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Dale Carnegie quotes
The trouble about always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
G. K. Chesterton quotes
In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relives you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
Lee Trevino quotes
Pessimism is an excuse for not trying and a guarantee to a personal failure.
Bill Clinton quotes
Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.
William Bennett quotes
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
W. Clement Stone quotes
War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over.
William Tecumseh Sherman quotes
This force, which is the best thing in you, your highest self, will never respond to any ordinary half-hearted call, or any milk-and-water endeavor. It can only be reached by your supremest call, your supremest effort. It will respond only to the call that is backed up by the whole of you, not part of you; you must be all there in what you are trying to do. You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure... Only a masterly call, a masterly will, a supreme effort, intense and persistent application, can unlock the door to your inner treasure and release your highest powers.
Orison Sweet Marden quotes
Men say I am a saint losing himself in politics. The fact is that I am a politician trying my hardest to become a saint.
Mahatma Gandhi quotes
My definition [of a philosopher] is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down.
Louisa May Alcott quotes