Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.
Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.
Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
Life has ... taught me not to expect success to be the inevitable result of my endeavors. She taught me to seek sustenance from the endeavor itself, but to leave the result to God.
A bull does not enjoy fame in two herds.
On the human chessboard, all moves are possible.
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it.
It's weak and despicable to go on wanting things and not trying to get them.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
Whatever course you have chosen for yourself, it will not be a chore but an adventure if you bring to it a sense of the glory of striving, if your sights are set far above the merely secure and mediocre.
I seek the utmost pleasure and the least pain.
An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.
What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motions of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.
If I had one wish for my children, it would be that each of them would reach for goals that have meaning for them as individuals.
The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.