Large gifts, they are there for your organization. Men and women, waiting to be asked. Men and women, waiting for the right program, the proper motivation, the excitement and exhilaration of sharing in a great adventure.
Football linemen are motivated by a more complicated, self-determining series of factors than the simple fear of humiliation in the public gaze, which is the emotion that galvanizes the backs and receivers.
All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... They can't get away this time.[When surrounded by enemy divisions during WW]
We do not content ourselves with the life we have in ourselves; we desire to live an imaginary life in the minds of others, and for this purpose we endeavor to shine.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
Men's actions depend to a great extent upon fear. We do things either because we enjoy doing them or because we are afraid not to do them.
A fellow must know where he wants to go, if he is going to get anywhere. It is so easy just to drift along. Some people go through school as if they thought they were doing their families a favor. On a job, they work along in a humdrum way, interested only in their salary check. They don't have a goal. When anyone crosses them up, they take their marbles and walk out. The people who go places and do things make the most of every situation. They are ready for the next thing that comes along on the road to their goal. They know what they want and are willing to go an extra mile.
The best direction is the least possible direction.
I never work better than when I am inspired by anger; when I am angry, I can write, pray, and preach well, for then my whole temperament is quickened, my understanding sharpened, and all mundane vexations and temptations depart.
Nothing fruitful ever comes when plants are forced to flower in the wrong season.
Most people would rather be seen through than not seen at all.
Hardships, poverty and want are the best incentives, and the best foundation, for the success of man.
You will accomplish more by kind words and a courteous manner than by anger or sharp rebuke, which should never be used except in necessity.
Beware of trying to accomplish anything by force.
We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of further inertia and the irksomeness of action.
There isn't much that tastes better than praise from those who are wise and capable.
Interest speaks all sorts of tongues, and plays all sorts of parts, even that of disinterestedness.
Happiness is in the taste, and not in things themselves; we are happy a possessing what we like, not a possessing what others like.
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