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The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

Related topics: Values Self

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion
to his commitment to excellence,
regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not hold fear about what is happening in the world.
I am responsible for how I conduct myself in the events of my days,
and endeavor to not dwell in fear about anything.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams
and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined,
you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams


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The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

Virtues are acquired through endeavor,
which rests wholly upon yourself.
- Sidney Lanier

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

One that desires to excel
should endeavor in those things
that are in themselves most excellent.
- Epictetus

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability
of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
- Henry David Thoreau

The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
- Baruch Spinoza

A civilization that only looks inward will stagnate.
We have to keep looking outward; we have to keep finding
new avenues for human endeavor and human expression.
- John L. Phillips

My first endeavor was to save the core of the German system of justice:
the independent judiciary.
- Hans Frank

I think that if politics is just about getting your
backside on important seats,
then it's a pretty worthless endeavor.
- Chris Patten

Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other,
is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The effort required by your endeavor now is not as
hard as dealing with your regret later.
- Mike Hawkins

Any of these Vietnam vets that have been there and know the deal,
they don't feel that any Hollywood endeavor about the
Vietnam era has ever gotten it right yet.
- Sam Elliott

We endeavor to stuff the universe into the gullet of an aphorism.
- Paul Eldridge

If it requires a uniform, it's a worthless endeavor.
- George Carlin

It would be a mind-boggling endeavor to try to identify
each individual who claims to have been a survivor
of victimization during this period of 24 years.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

I think this confusion leads intellectuals and artists
themselves to believe that the elite arts and humanities are a kind of higher,
exalted form of human endeavor.
- Steven Pinker

I try to put the same spirit into that that I put into
any other music endeavor I'm involved in.
- John Frusciante

No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect;
if it is right,
it will be simple in retrospect.
- Edward Teller

No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
- Napoleon Hill

One of the things in the back of my mind is that,
after my sports experience, I never want to be,
totally consumed by any one endeavor,
other than my family life.
- Julius Erving

Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is.
It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the
best possible under any and all circumstances.
- Orison Swett Marden

But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction.
It is an endeavor toward better understanding.
- Marc Bloch

But because many endeavor to get knowledge rather than to live well,
they are often deceived and reap little or no benefit from their labor.
- Thomas Kempis

After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
- John Huston

Success in any endeavor requires single-minded attention
to detail and total concentration.
- Willie Sutton

My emotions lose their force when I endeavor to interpret them,
and my words seem very inept.
- Pierre Loti

Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend,
you should endeavor to understand him.
- George Santayana

Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which
it is an expression of your true self.
- Ralph Marston

Film, as far as I'm concerned, is my area of artistic endeavor,
so I never think of a movie that gets released as being
all done-it's just when they took it away from you.
- John Dykstra

And the fact that you must make the movie for yourself
because no one else will ever fully appreciate the endeavor,
makes it a more rewarding challenge.
- Richard King

But it is only through constant, faithful endeavor
by the girl herself that the goal eventually is reached.
- Florenz Ziegfeld

A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea.
If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do,
he drowns.
- Joseph Conrad

I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again -
to fight another war,
because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor.
- Ashleigh Banfield

It was a complex endeavor so without Robert Redford's
constant support we wouldn't have gotten to the end.
- Walter Salles

To share our stories is not only a worthwhile endeavor for the storyteller,
but for those who hear our stories and feel less alone because of it.
- Joyce Maynard

Virtues are acquired through endeavor,
Which rests wholly upon yourself.
So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
- Thomas Paine

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion
to their commitment to excellence,
regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
- Vince Lombardi

To do common things perfectly is far better worth our
endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

An essential idea is that if you give to some person or endeavor in life,
you will make that more important.
- George Weinberg

No power of government ought to be employed in the
endeavor to establish any system or article of belief
on the subject of religion.
- Jeremy Bentham

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us;
and endeavor to excel them,
by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
- Plutarch

Let us not seek to bring religion to others,
but let us endeavor to live it ourselves.
- Paul Tournier

When human beings stop progressing at an endeavor,
they stop enjoying it and move on to something else.
Not golfers.
Masochists, all of them.
- Jay Mohr

I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry,
easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot
be mended and patient when there be no redress.
- Elizabeth Montagu

Raising children is a creative endeavor,
an art rather than a science.
- Bruno Bettelheim

I endeavor to make the most of everything.
- Victoria Woodhull

It should be one's sole endeavor to see everything
afresh and create it anew.
- Gustav Mahler

Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties,
marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities
upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor.
- John Haggai

I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge that
our foreign friends are welcome to join in our endeavor
to develop the resources of our country.
- Olusegun Obasanjo

It sets its face rightfully against the doctrines of
the Anarchist and the Communist,
who seek to solve the social problems not by patient endeavor,
but by brutal destruction.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

You appear to have a good project...
we wish you well in this endeavor.
- David Packard

So, I don't know what is going to happen when the CD comes out,
how well it will sell, etc.
But, from a personal point of view, it was a very worthwhile endeavor.
- Geddy Lee

To endeavor to domineer over conscience,
is to invade the citadel of heaven.
- Charles V

What we want the folks in Ethiopia to know is that
we are behind them in the democratic process.
We know it is not perfect, as we are still working on ours;
but we wish them success in this great and noble endeavor.
- Jack Kingston

Amending the U.S.
Constitution, the document most sacred to those who
love freedom and liberty,
is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the
basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that
a proposed amendment is necessary.
- Ben Nelson

O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state!
It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord.
It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous
endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting,
only for the best.
Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure,
failure in your endeavor to do your best.
- Maude Adams

Every great man, every successful man,
no matter what the field of endeavor,
has known the magic that lies in these words:
every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
- W. Clement Stone

The two important things I did learn were that you
are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be,
and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step,
making the first decision.
- Robyn Davidson

It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war;
but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on,
we must defend ourselves.
If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether
it was fired from within or without,
we must try to extinguish it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Over and over again, financial experts and wonkish
talking heads endeavor to explain these mysterious,
'toxic' financial instruments to us lay folk.
Over and over, they ignobly fail, because we all know
that no one understands credit default obligations and derivatives,
except perhaps Mr. Buffett and the computers who created them.
- Richard Dooling

If those committed to the quest fail,
they will be forgiven.
When lost, they will find another way.
The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone,
whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable.
- E. O. Wilson

Morality without religion is only a kind of dead reckoning -
an endeavor to find our place on a cloudy sea by measuring
the distance we have run,
but without any observation of the heavenly bodies.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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