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A Quote by David Oman McKay on action, desires, effort, idealism, mind, motives, nobility, purity, and words

The Savior's constant desire and effort were to implant in the mind right thoughts, pure motives, noble ideals, knowing full well that right words and actions would inevitably follow.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: Conference Report, April 1967.

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on animals, destruction, effort, learning, and nature

Man has subdued nature, conquered seas, conquered distance, and is now penetrating space, but he has not yet learned to conquer himself, nor is he even now putting forth comparable effort to subdue and master lingering animal tendencies and passions which, when dominant, may destroy him.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

Source: 1-Jul-60

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on country, effort, helpful, problems, and variety

One country . . . one ideology, one system is not sufficient. It is helpful to have a variety of different approaches . . . We can then make a joint effort to solve the problems of the whole of humankind.

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by Daisaku Ikeda on creativity, difficulty, effort, life, mystery, struggle, universe, and world

You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life. This is not an easy struggle. Indeed, it may be the most difficult task in the world, for opening the door to your own life is, in the end, more difficult than opening the doors to the mysteries of the universe.

Daisaku Ikeda

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A Quote by D. N. Perkins on cleverness, effort, failure, justice, opposites, problems, solution, and time

Early on in the space race, NASA spent much time and effort seeking a metal robust enough to withstand the heat of reentry and protect the astronauts. The endeavor failed. At some point, a clever person changed the problem. The real problem was to protect the astronauts, and perhaps this could be done without a material that could withstand reentry. The solution, the ablative heat shield, had characteristics just opposite to those originally sought. Rather than withstanding the heat, it slowly burnt away and carried the heat away from the vehicle.

D. N. Perkins

Source: The Mind’s Best Work (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1981), 217

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A Quote by Cordell Hull on army, conquest, defense, effort, military, planning, security, surprises, time, and war

Secretary of State under Roosevelt, testifying before the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack in regard to remarks he had made to the War Council on November 28, 1941. I emphasized that in my opinion the Japanese were likely to break out at any time with new acts of conquest and that the matter of safeguarding our national security was in the hands of the Army and the Navy. With due deference I expressed my judgement that any plans for our military defense should include an assumption that the Japanese might make the element of surprise a central point in their strategy and also might attack at various points simultaneously with a view to demoralizing efforts of defense and of coordination.

Cordell Hull (1871 - 1955)

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A Quote by Confucius on effort and faults

To have faults and to be making no effort to amend them is to have faults indeed!

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Confucius on business, corruption, effort, politicians, time, taoism, and path

But if you do not have the Tao yourself, what business have you spending your time in vain efforts to bring corrupt politicians into the right path?

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Colin Powell on competition, effort, and people

The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting in above-average effort.

Colin Powell (1937 -)

Source: My American�Journey (Random House)

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A Quote by Clint Eastwood on discipline, effort, power, respect, and self-respect

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.

Clint Eastwood (1930 -)

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