There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards.
Relationships take work. Hours and days and years of getting close to that person. That's real love, real intimacy.
—Karen Kingsbury in A Time to Embrace
A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say.
The fifteen-year-old daughter of a friend once addressed the old Carl Jung as follows: "Herr Professor, you are so clever. Could you please tell me the shortest path to my life's goal?" Without a moment's hesitation Jung replied, "The detour!
Our lives don't really belong to us, you see — they belong to the world, and in spite of our efforts to make sense of it, the world is a place beyond our understanding.
Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.
It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writings than to put one principle into practice.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Fall seven times. Stand up eight.
He who limps is still walking.
—Stanislaw J. Lec
Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
—Samuel McChord Crothers
I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my best each and every day.
A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King Jr. or Mahatma Gandhi to come back, but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.
—Marian Wright Edelman
There are no easy methods of learning difficult things; the method is to close your door, give out that you are not at home, and work.
—Joseph de Maistre