1. 10

    The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.

  2. 9

    The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof, shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it.

  3. 8

    In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.

  4. 7

    A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.

  5. 6

    Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.

  6. 5

    We are under exercised as a nation. We look instead of play. We ride instead of walk. Our existence deprives us of the minimum of physical activity essential for healthy living.

  7. 4

    Change is difficult but often essential to survival.

  8. 3

    The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily, but it's essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.

  9. 2

    Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

  10. 1

    Real success always contains an unseen essential of deep spirituality.

  1. image quote by Roger Ebert

    I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.

  2. image quote by Sayings

    Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that hold all relationships.

  3. image quote by Benjamin Franklin

    Those who would give up essential liverty ti purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

  4. image quote by Robert Heinlein

    Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.