quote by James Baldwin

Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.

— James Baldwin

Staggering Daily Tasks quotations

Daily tasks quote Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.

Remember that the most difficult tasks are consummated, not by a single explosive burst of energy or effort, but by the constant daily application of the best you have within you.

Denying self isn't a one-time thing, but a daily task.

Daily tasks quote Think positively; Exercise daily; Eat Healthy; Work Hard; Stay strong; Worry les
Think positively; Exercise daily; Eat Healthy; Work Hard; Stay strong; Worry less; Dance more; Love often.

Nature can be trusted to work her own miracle in the heart of any man whose daily task keeps him alone among her sights, sounds and silences.

Since God alone provides the means for the successful accomplishment of any task, it seems evident that a person needs to be called by God to be an effective teacher. Without this call to teaching, how will anyone be able to put up with everything that teachers face daily?


The real relatedness between two people is experienced in the small tasks they do together: the quiet conversation when the day's upheavels are at rest, the soft word of understanding, the daily companionship, the encouragement offered in a difficult moment, the small gift when least expected, the spontaneous gesture of love.

Daily tasks quote You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secre
You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

It is also in the interests of a tyrant to make his subjects poo.

..the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting.

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

I have never heard a dancer asking for advice about how to stay focused on her footwork, or a painter complaining about the dull day-to-day task of painting. What task worth doing isn't worth daily effort? Do you think Michelangelo was having fun the whole time he was on his back painting the Sistine Chapel's ceiling?

Daily tasks quote You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The sec
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

I believe it is important for people to create a healthy mental environment in which to accomplish daily tasks.


The experience of the race shows that we get our most important education not through books but through our work. We are developed by our daily task, or else demoralized by it, as by nothing else.

A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.

Daily tasks quote If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Mak
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.

Do each daily task the best we can; act as though the eye of opportunity were always upon us.

This mad rush for wealth must cease and the labourer must be assured not only of a living wage but, also a daily task that is not mere drudgery.

Some people were born to work for others.

Not in a mindless, servile-way--rather they simply work better in a set regimen of daily tasks and functions. Others were born of the entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy the demands of self-determination and the roll of the dice.

Daily tasks quote Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.

Relaxation is a physical and moral necessity.

Animals, even to the simplest and dullest, have their games, their sports, their diversions. The toil-worn artisan, stooping and straining over his daily task, which taxes eye and brain and limb, ought to have opportunity and means for an hour or two of relaxation after that task is concluded.

I enter my studio at 9 a.m. I have lunch here, I return right away to my work and I go out to dinner at 8 p.m. My daily tasks vary very much.

There is one front and one battle where everyone in the United States-every man, woman, and child-is in action, and will be privileged to remain in action throughout this war. That front is right here at home, in our daily lives, and in our daily tasks.

Daily tasks quote Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.

Laundry, liturgy and women's work all serve to ground us in the world, and they need not grind us down. Our daily tasks, whether we perceive them as drudgery or essential, life-supporting work, do not define who we are as women or as human beings.

We learn to dwell with God by learning the practices of hospitality, listening, forgiveness, and reconciliation- the daily tasks of life with other people. Stability in Christ is always stability in community


It is a sober truth that people who live only to amuse themselves work harder at the task than most people do in earning their daily bread.

Daily tasks quote Adventure isn't hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an at
Adventure isn't hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.
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Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones.

When you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

Every last minute of my life has been preordained and I'm sick and tired of it.

How this feels is I'm just another task in God's daily planner: the Italian Renaissance penciled in for right after the Dark Ages. ... The Information Age is scheduled immediately after the Industrial Revolution. Then the Postmodern Era, then the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Famine. Check. Pestilence. Check. War. Check. Death. Check. And between the big events, the earthquakes and the tidal waves, God's got me squeezed in for a cameo appearance. Then maybe in thirty years, or maybe next year, God's daily planner has me finished.

Physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.

Daily tasks quote People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That'
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily.

It's hard now to imagine that kind of travel and the daily tasks they simply took for granted. If a wagon axle broke, you had to stop and carve a new one. To cross a river, you sometimes had to build a raft.


Even the mundane task of washing dishes by hand is an example of the small tasks and personal activities that once filled people's daily lives with a sense of achievement.

The task we face is reorganizing the systems we depend on for daily life in a way that is consistent with the realities coming down at us.

Daily tasks quote The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it,
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.

It feels like it is a daily work and an ongoing task to undo all of the f - - g programming that I have had all my life about who I am supposed to be and how I'm supposed to look and that I'm supposed to win. It's a daily deconstruction of all that bullshit.

But it is daily tasks, daily acts of love and worship that serve to remind us that the religion is not strictly an intellectual pursuit, and these days it is easy to lose sight of that as, like our society itself, churches are becoming more politicized and polarized. Christian faith is a way of life, not an impregnable fortress made up of ideas; not a philosophy; not a grocery list of beliefs.

The meaning of self-esteem is to feel lovable and capable.

As parents, we must love our children unconditionally and give them a sense of being nurtured. That's the lovable part. Then, we must provide structure - rules, boundaries, daily or weekly household tasks that give them a sense they are making a contribution. That's what helps kids grow up feeling capable.

Daily tasks quote Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberate
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.

The most important preliminary to the task of arranging one's life so that one may live fully and comfortably within one's daily budget of 24 hours is the calm realization of the extreme difficulty of the task, of the sacrifices and the endless effort which it demands.

When a man, a woman, see their little daily tasks as integral portions of the one great work, they are no longer drudges but co-workers with God.

It is necessary to go through all the daily tasks and bring perfection to them, to learn to be perfect in your meditation, and to win in all your endeavors so that one day you will complete again.

The chief difference between me and others is that I have plenty of time not only because I am without a multitude of responsibilities and without daily tasks, which demand attention: But also because I am basically without ambition. Neither the present nor the future has claims on me.

To write weekly, to write daily, to write shortly, to write for busy people catching trains in the morning or for tired people coming home in the evening, is a heartbreaking task for men who know good writing from bad. They do it, but instinctively draw out of harm's way anything precious that might be damaged by contact with the public, or anything sharp that might irritate its skin.

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