A Quote by Lao Tzu on desires, experience, passion, and tenacity

The cords of passion and desire weave a binding net around you. Worldly confrontation makes you stiff and inflexible. The trap of duality is tenacious. Bound, rigid, and trapped, you cannot experience liberation.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (70)

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A Quote by John William Gardner on achievement, discipline, excellence, greatness, people, purpose, and tenacity

Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Few have excellence thrust upon them. . . . They achieve it. They do not achieve it unwittingly by doing what comes naturally and they don't stumble into it in the course of amusing themselves. All excellence involves discipline and tenacity of purpose.

John William Gardner (1912 -)

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A Quote by John Wesley on church, life, order, soul, tenacity, and thought

I could scarcely reconcile myself at first to this strange way of preaching in the fields, of which Whitfield set me an example on Sunday; having been all my life (till very lately) so tenacious of every point relating to decency and order, that I should have thought the saving of souls almost a sin, if it had not been done in a church.

John Wesley (1703 - 1791)

Source: John Wesley's Journal

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A Quote by Jean Goon on achievement, benevolence, god, greatness, humanity, reflection, respect, spirit, tenacity, and work

When I reflect that one man, armed only with his own physical and moral resources, was able to cause this land of Canaan to spring from the wasteland, I am convinced that in spite of everything, humanity is admirable. But when I compute the unfailing greatness of spirit and the tenacity of benevolence that it must have taken to achieve this result, I am taken with an immense respect for that old and unlearned peasant who was able to complete a work worthy of God. [A heartwarming story about the impact of one man, Elzeard Bonfire, who planted trees from 1900-1946, in the area where the Alps thrust down into Province, France.]

Jean Goon

Source: The Man Who Planted Trees.

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A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on cleverness, patience, purpose, tenacity, and worth

Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight in cleverness.

Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895)

Source: "On Medical Education," address, 1870, University College, London, in Collected Essays, vol.3, 1893

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on conscience, love, motives, obstinacy, persistence, reason, self-love, and tenacity

Obstinacy is will asserting itself without being able to justify itself. It is persistence without a reasonable motive. It is the tenacity of self-love substituted for that of reason and conscience.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on bravery, confidence, force, history, leadership, men, self-confidence, tenacity, and world

The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Elbert Green Hubbard on luck, purpose, and tenacity

Luck is tenacity of purpose.

Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on authority, careers, certainty, politics, quality, and tenacity

TENACITY, n. A certain quality of the human hand in its relation to the coin of the realm. It attains its highest development in the hand of authority and is considered a serviceable equipment for a career in politics.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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