A Quote by Robert M. Pirsig on confidence, dedication, sun, fanaticism, political, religious, dogma, and goals

"You are never dedicated to something that you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it's going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kind of dogmas or goals, it's always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt."

Robert M. Pirsig (1928 -)

Source: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence

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A Quote by Sumner M. Davenport on commitment, success, dedication, and manifestation

Struggle ends where commitment begins.

Sumner M. Davenport

Source: It Works With Simple Keys: Updated edition of The Famous Little Red Book That Makes Your Dreams Come True, NOW with Simple Keys

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A Quote by Martha Stewart on success, focus, dedication, and open-minded

What are the most important characteristics for success?

For me it's a dedication to your real interests. It's an ability to be open-minded. Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success. The great artists have been open-minded, even though they may seem, like Picasso, to be very directed, you can be directed and open-minded at the same time. I think you have to be really intensely serious about your work, but not so serious that you can't see the lightness that may also involve your life. You have to have that lightness too. You have to not be so heavy-handed and so ostentatious. It's very important not to be.

Martha Stewart

Source: Academy of Achievement: Martha Stewart Interview:

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A Quote by Leo Buscglia on love, becoming, awakening, growth, development, dedication, true love, love of self, love relationship, and relationship

As soon as the love relationship does not lead me to me, as soon as I in a love relationship do not lead another person to himself, this love, even if it seems to be the most secure and ecstatic attachment I have ever experienced, is not true love. For real love is dedicated to continual becoming.

Leo Buscaglia

Source: Love

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on meditation, service, action, dedication, and god

My service to humanity
Is my real opportunity
To prove my genuine love
For God and God alone.

Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on meditation, service, action, dedication, and god

If you are already an awakened soul,
Then you must realise
That God has already given you
A supreme task to perform:
He wants you to work
For His Vision’s world-blossoms.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, by Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Hannah Szenes on judaism, holocaust, blessing, sacrifice, and dedication

Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame.

Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.

Blessed is the heart with strength to stop its beating for honor's sake.

Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame.

Hannah Szenes

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A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on love, strength, dedication, and commitment

He must also know evil, hate and bigotry as real phenomena, but he must see love as the greater force. He must not doubt this even for a moment or he is lost. His only salvation is to dedicate himself to love, in the same fashion as Gandhi did to militant nonviolence, as Socrates to truth, as Jesus did to love and as More did to integrity. Only then will he have the strength to combat the forces of doubt, confusion and contradiction. He can depend upon no on or no thing for reinforcement and assurance but himself.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Love : What Life Is All About, Pages: 141

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A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on change, decision, and commitment

Knowing that one is always capable of change, the second step lies in making the decision to change. Change does not occur by merely willing it anymore than behavior changes simply through insight.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Love : What Life Is All About, Pages: 79

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on faith, theology, religion, effort, drive, determination, dedication, wholeness, life, difference, demands, action, and jimmy carter

“I have one life and one chance to make it count for something . . . I'm free to choose what that something is, and the something I've chosen is my faith. Now, my faith goes beyond theology and religion and requires considerable work and effort. My faith demands -- this is not optional -- my faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)


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