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It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
To think is of itself to be useful; it is always and in all cases a striving toward God.
I was striving to be the most muscular man, and it got me into the movies. It got me everything that I have.
We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.
The perfection of our union, especially our commitment to equality of opportunity, has been a story of constant striving to live up to our Founding principles. This is what Abraham Lincoln meant when he said, 'In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve.'
To become a good cook is to know yourself, and I, at this point, know myself. I know myself, and I know the cook I want to be and the cook I am striving to be.
Let us not depreciate Earth. There is no atom in it but is alive and astir in the all-penetrating splendor of God. From the infinitesimal to the infinite, everything is striving to express the thought of His Presence with which it overflows.
There are popular celebrities, there are unpopular celebrities and then there are the walking dead. You know the walking dead when you see them: they look like Mel Gibson, still striving for drunken charm in an L.A. County mug shot, after getting picked up on a DWI charge that included anti-semitic slurs directed at the police.
Holiness through Christ's Spirit is the accountability every Christian should be striving towards.
Whether it's making a film or raising my children, personally I'm striving to do the right things and to learn.
Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life.
For a really relaxing time, you want to go to a place where the work ethic hasn't taken hold, where the culture hasn't been taken over by the western values of constant striving.
I feel like I made it already, because I got already what everybody on the corners of the neighborhood I grew up in is striving to get.
If one comes across sometimes as being cold or brusque, it's simply because I'm striving for the best.
There's really no way to be perfect. Perfectionism is a silly trait to have, so in a lot of ways that inspired the world of 'Divergent,' in which everyone is striving toward that ideal and falling short of it.
Winning isn't everything, but playing and competing and striving and going through things can be a lot of fun and really important. As long as you're doing it in a way that's healthy, sports can be an incredible opportunity.
When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago - since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.
James Whitcomb Riley
Mature striving is linked to long-range goals. Thus, the process of becoming is largely a matter of organizing transitory impulses into a pattern of striving and interest in which the element of self-awareness plays a large part.
Gordon W. Allport
If we are striving, if we are working, if we are trying, to the best of our ability, to improve day by day, then we are in the line of our duty.
Heber J. Grant
Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty. There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
To be reverent is not just to be quiet. It involves an awareness of what is taking place. It involves a divine desire to learn and to be receptive to the promptings of the Spirit. It involves a striving to seek added light and knowledge.
L. Lionel Kendrick
Give me the comma of imperfect striving, thus to find zest in the immediate living. Ever the reaching but never the gaining, ever the climbing but never the attaining of the mountain top.
There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we'll never achieve.
If you're gay and you can't hold hands, or you're black and you can't catch a taxi, or you're a woman and you can't go into the park, you are aware there's a menace. That's costly on a psychic level. The world should be striving to make all its members secure.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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