A Quote by Clarence F. Robison on achievement, body, day, effort, growth, idleness, laws, life, and spirituality

There is a fundamental law that the tissue of the human body will waste away through idleness and disuse. Conversely, muscles and vessel that are stressed grow and increase in capacity. This same basic law also applies to spiritual and intellectual growth and can be achieved only by continual nourishment and effort in day-to-day living.

Clarence F. Robison

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on achievement, anger, clarity, emptiness, fame, home, judgment, life, losing, men, power, reputation, simplicity, world, and taoism

If a man is crossing a river and an empty boat collides with his own skiff, even though he be a bad-tempered man he will not become very angry. But if he sees a man in the boat, he will shout at him to steer clear. If the shout is not heard, he will shout again, and yet again, and begin cursing. And all because there is somebody in the boat. Yet if the boat were empty, he would not be shouting, and not angry. If you can empty your own boat crossing the river of the world, no one will oppose you, no one will seek to harm you.... Who can free himself from achievement, and from fame, descend and be lost amid the masses of men? He will flow like Tao, unseen, he will go about like Life itself with no name and no home. Simple is he, without distinction. To all appearances he is a fool. His steps leave no trace. He has no power. He achieves nothing, has no reputation. Since he judges no one, no one judges him. Such is the perfect man: His boat is empty.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu, (20:2, 4, pp. 168-171)

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A Quote by Christopher Smart on achievement, deed, and determination

And now the matchless deed's achieved, Determined, Dared, and Done.

Christopher Smart (1722 - 1771)

Source: The Trip to Cambridge (on "Campbell's Specimens of the British Poets," vol. vi. p. 185).

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A Quote by Charles Sorenson on achievement, destruction, incompetence, and rest

It isn't the incompetent who destroy an organization. It is those who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.

Charles Sorenson

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on achievement, determination, and men

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by F. G. "Buck" Rogers on ability, achievement, freedom, leadership, motivation, and opportunity

A real leader has the ability to motivate others to their highest level of achievement; then gives them the opportunity and the freedom to grow.

Buck Rodgers

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A Quote by F. G. "Buck" Rogers on ability, achievement, action, individuality, leadership, and motivation

Leadership is the ability of a single individual through his or her actions to motivate others to higher levels of achievement.

Buck Rodgers

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A Quote by Brutus Hamilton on achievement, certainty, discipline, envy, goals, life, men, order, pity, pleasure, and work

It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest men. When you see 20 or 30 men line up for a distance race in some meet, don't pity them, don't feel sorry for them. Better envy them instead."

Brutus Hamilton

Source: Quoted by Doherty, 1964

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A Quote by Bruce Barton on achievement, belief, circumstances, and superiority

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances.

Bruce Barton (1886 - 1967)

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A Quote by Brian Tracy on achievement, careers, life, and wishes

If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.

Brian Tracy

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