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Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.
Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.
Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.
Sometimes, idealistic people are put off the whole business of networking as something tainted by flattery and the pursuit of selfish advantage. But virtue in obscurity is rewarded only in Heaven. To succeed in this world you have to be known to people.
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
Self-awareness is not self-centeredness, and spirituality is not narcissism. 'Know thyself' is not a narcissistic pursuit.
Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It's like the ultimate rest. It's better than the best sleep you've ever had. It's a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.
If the Olympic Games ever served a true altruistic purpose, they have long since outlived it. Yeah, the pursuit of athletic excellence, sportsmanship and international goodwill is plenty noble. But the modern Olympics are at best a vehicle for agitprop; at worst, a scandal magnet.
It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.
I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.
There are still civil rights issues. There are still people who can't be visited by their spouse in the hospital because they're gay. These are humanitarian issues. At the end of the day, all you want is for people to be happy in the pursuit of life, love and liberty.
For many, many people, getting married is one of the most important things they will ever do in the pursuit of happiness.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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