A Quote by Irving Berlin on business, starting, and talent

Talent is only a starting point in business. You've got to keep working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there.

Irving Berlin (1888 - 1989)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on awareness, difficulty, disappointment, failure, guests, heart, home, life, needs, peace, people, power, serenity, seriousness, sorrow, soul, spirituality, and starting

One watches people starting out in life quite adequately, handling life with active vigor, as they run, one after another, into experiences where something deeper than vigor is needed. Serious failure, for example. Some night in his lifetime everyone comes home to find a new guest there-disappointment. What he had set his heart on has gone. . . . If one is to come through difficult experiences unembittered, unspoiled, still a real person, one needs deep resources. . . . Not alone in such experiences as sorrow and failure does this need arise but in man's search for the indispensable spiritual requirements of a satisfying life - inner peace, for example, some serenity in the soul to come home to at night and to out from in the morning. Who does not need that? But no one can get inner peace by pouncing on it, by vigorously willing to have it. Peace is a margin of power around our daily need. Peace is a consciousness of springs too deep for earthly droughts to dry up. Peace is an awareness of reserves from beyond ourselves, so that our power is not so much in us as through us.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by H. Stanley Judd on starting

You will now have a starting place and a destination, and you will be able to determine what it will cost you to get there. . . . You will be going someplace.

H. Stanley Judd

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A Quote by George Orwell on chaos, improvement, language, politics, and starting

Political chaos is connected with the decay of language . . . one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

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A Quote by George Eliot on appreciation, careers, purpose, and starting

He was at a starting point which makes many a man's career a fine subject for betting, if there were any gentlemen given to that amusement who could appreciate the complicated probabilities of an arduous purpose. . . .

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch, bk. 2, ch. 15 (1871), said of Lydgate, the new doctor in town.

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A Quote by Cesare Pavese on luxury, starting, and world

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in the world.

Cesare Pavese (1908 - 1950)

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A Quote by Carol Pearson on jobs, starting, truth, world, and elightenment

In this view of the world, the job of heroes is to enlighten the world by loving it-starting with themselves. Their task is not to slay the dragon-within or without-but to affirm the deepest level of truth about it: that is, that we are all one.

Carol Pearson

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A Quote by Anne Frank on improvement, needs, starting, and world

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank (1929 - 1945)

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A Quote by Alistair Cooke on horses and starting

[In 1889] the last big tract of Indian land was declared open for settlement, in Oklahoma. The claimants and the speculators mounted their horses and lined up like trotters waiting for a starting gun. The itchy ones jumped the gun and were ever after known as Sooners-and Oklahoma was thereafter called the Sooner State.

Alistair Cooke (1908 -)

Source: America, 1973

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A Quote by Alberto Salazar on cowardice, doubt, and starting

I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards.

Alberto Salazar

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