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A Quote by Pythagoras on dawn, day, effort, excellence, gold, good, justice, mind, philosophy, shame, sleep, soul, suffering, and thought

Golden Verses So-called because they are "good as gold." They are by some attributed to Epicarmos, and by others to Empedocles, but always go under the name of Pythagoras, and seem quite in accordance with the excellent precepts of that philosopher. They are as follows: Ne'er suffer sleep thine eyes to close Before thy mind hath run O'er every act, and thought, and word, From dawn to set of sun; For wrong take shame, but grateful feel If just thy course hath been; Such effort day by day renewed Will ward thy soul from sin. E. C. B.

Pythagoras (c.582 - 507 BC)

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A Quote by Polybius on design, effort, goals, men, and victory

Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before.

Polybius

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on effort, good, knowledge, and work

To say, "well done" to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Peter F. Drucker on effort and questions

The Pertinent Question is NOT how to do things right--but how to find the right things to do, and to concentrate resources and efforts on them.

Peter F. Drucker (1909 - 2005)

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A Quote by Pete Johnson on ability, achievement, direction, effort, goals, and success

First and foremost, your ability to achieve success at a targeted, predetermined goal will be a direct function of the degree of consistent intensity which drives the momentum of your efforts.

Pete Johnson

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on approval, effort, happiness, power, and success

When a man feels throbbing within him, the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say "amen" to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, - this is happiness, this is success.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on defeat, effort, failure, and victory

Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on contentment, effort, excellence, justice, life, mediocrity, people, quality, satisfaction, and work

People who have accomplished work worthwhile have had a very high sense of the way to do things. They have not been content with mediocrity. They have not confined themselves to the beaten tracks; they have never been satisfied to do things just as others so them, but always a little better. They always pushed things that came to their hands a little higher up, this little farther on, that counts in the quality of life's work. It is constant effort to be first-class in everything one attempts that conquers the heights of excellence.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on effort

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The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Olaf Stapledon on brevity, community, crisis, darkness, defeat, effort, guidance, love, play, praise, reality, struggle, and world

Two lights for guidance. The first, our little glowing atom of community, with all that it signifies. The second, the cold light of the stars, symbol of the hypercosmical reality, with its crystal ecstasy. Strange that in this light, in which even the dearest love is frostily asserted, and even the possible defeat of our half-waking world is contemplated without remission of praise, the human crisis does not lose but gains significance. Strange, that it seems more, not less, urgent to play some part in this struggle, this brief effort of animacules striving to win for their race some increase of lucidity before the ultimate darkness.

Olaf Stapledon

Source: Star Maker

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