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Give way to the Better if way to the Better there be, It exacts a full look at the Worst.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but rather in what he longs to attain.
Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life, I find.
A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
All rising to great places is by a winding stair.
The only thing to know is how to use your neuroses.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.
I have learned to have very modest goals for society and myself, things like clean air, green grass, children with bright eyes, not being pushed around, useful work that suits one's abilities, plain tasty food, and occasional satisfying nookie.
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it: Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it.
Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.
Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark!
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
It is no longer clear which way is up even if one wants to rise.
Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.
Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar.
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood . . . Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.

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