Quotes and Quotations
Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.
I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.
I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.
Alea iacta est. - The die is cast.
I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. - Men willingly believe what they wish.
If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.
As long as I can remember I feel I have had this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. My brain becomes magnetized with this dominating force which I hold in my hand.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
To fight and conquer in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy with no fight at all, that's the highest skill.
Veni, vidi, vici. - I came, I saw, I conquered.
Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily.
You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.
Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres.
The man who has received a benefit ought always to remember it, but he who has granted it ought to forget the fact at once.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Imagination is the gateway to innovation. Innovation is the foundation of differentiation. Winning is the greatest form of differentiation.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
I always regarded the first day of practice as the beginning of a championship season.
It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
I am a citizen of the world.
The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.
To say that there was hard competition and therefore excusing him, excuses him from doing his job. If there is difficult competition, it is his job to compete.
I think what has happened to our basketball team, we've been badly distracted. They're not reading too many positive things in the paper.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether thy be wise or foolish.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Making no mistakes is what establishes the certainty of victory, for it means conquering an enemy that is already defeated.
Showing off is the fool's idea of glory.