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The young athlete who aspires to greatness, generally speaking, learns a number of things from several different coaches. The first one taught him the fundamentals; the second one instilled discipline in him and taught him more of the techniques that must be mastered to excel.
There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity.
I do not consider my self as having mastered the flute, but I get a real kick out of trying.
When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books You will be reading meanings.
W. E. B. Du Bois
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God.
My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.
We should every night call ourselves to an account: what infirmity have I mastered today? what passions opposed? what temptation resisted? what virtue acquired? Our vices will abate of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.
The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said.
Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
The black man in Africa had mastered the arts and sciences. He knew the course of the stars in the universe before the man up in Europe knew that the earth wasn't flat.
Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it.
George Bernard Shaw
Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it.
James Cash Penney
Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.
Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.
Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.
The energy necessary to create a wormhole or to wrap time into nuts is incredible. It's not for us. It's maybe for our descendants who have mastered the energy of this technology. So if one day, somebody knocks on your door and claims to be your great great great great granddaughter, don't slam the door.
I was born to argue... I don't know why. I mean, from arguing with my teachers and, on occasions, my parents. I think I've mastered the art of argument at a fairly young age.
Every job is different. I don't think that I've ever had that wonderful feeling when you've finished a job or where you feel like you've mastered it or sort of nailed it... You can never be satisfied. If you're satisfied, it's time to retire.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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