quote by David Brinkley

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

— David Brinkley

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Foundational quote Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Optimism is the foundation of courage.

If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.

To protest against injustice is the foundation of all our American democracy.

Foundational quote A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others hav
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

If our children have the background of a godly, happy home and this unshakable faith that the Bible is indeed the Word of God, they will have a foundation that the forces of hell cannot shake.

There are no shortcuts to building a team each season. You build the foundation brick by brick.


The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.

Foundational quote Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.

The majority of Western culture came out of Europe, which is not comparable to America. It came out of nation states based on geographical and ethnic foundations. America is based on principles, a very different kind of country.

Trust, honesty, humility, transparency and accountability are the building blocks of a positive reputation. Trust is the foundation of any relationship.

Heartbreaks, disappointments and even our own weaknesses can serve as stepping-stones to the second half of life transformation. Failings are the foundation for growth. Those who have fallen, failed or 'gone down' are the only ones who understand 'up.'

Foundational quote Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
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Holy Scripture is the highest authority for every believer, the standard of faith and the foundation for reform.


Original, in French: La bonne cuisine est la base du véritable bonheur.

English: Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.

Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.

Foundational quote Encouragement is the fuel by which hope runs.
Encouragement is the fuel by which hope runs.

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

Any great change must expect opposition, because it shakes the very foundation of privilege.

There are long periods when life seems a small, dull round, a petty business with no point, and then suddenly we are caught up in some great event which gives us a glimpse of the solid and durable foundations of our existence.

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

I believe that architecture is a pragmatic art.

To become art it must be built on a foundation of necessity.

The Communist threat from without must not blind us to the Communist threat from within. The latter is reaching into the very heart of America through its espionage agents and a cunning, defiant, and lawless communist party, which is fanatically dedicated to the Marxist cause of world enslavement and destruction of the foundations of our republic.

Action is the foundational key to all success.

Foundational quote The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

A successful life is an authentic life.

Happiness and creativity rest on a foundation of transparency to yourself and others. Knowing your own heart and speaking clearly to others keep you on the path.

I would die to preserve the law upon a solid foundation;

but take away liberty, and the foundation is destroyed.


The best defence of peace is not power, but the removal of the causes of war, and international agreements which will put peace on a stronger foundation, than the terror of destruction.

Foundational quote Passion is nothing without action or communication.
Passion is nothing without action or communication.

The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate.

Children are not casual guests in our home.

They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.

Remember civil and religious liberty always go together: if the foundation of the one be sapped, the other will fall of course.

Foundational quote Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Instead of a Dark Lord, you would have a queen, not dark but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Tempestuous as the sea, and stronger than the foundations of the earth! All shall love me and despair!


This country [the Philippines] is like a pyramid, like a tower.

It is made up of millions of stones... . And the foundation stone of this pyramid is the common man.

Mothers are the rocks of our families and a foundation in our communities.

In gratitude for their generous love, patient counsel, and lifelong support, let us pay respect to the women who carry out the hard work of motherhood with skill and grace, and let us remember those mothers who, though no longer with us, inspire us still.

Foundational quote Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline
Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitable leads to failure.

The world must be made safe for democracy.

Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make.

Teamwork is the foundation of success.

The three universal questions that an individual asks of his coach, player, employee, employer are: Can I trust you? Are you committed to excellence? And, do you care about me?

Seed is not just the source of life. It is the very foundation of our being.

Foundational quote 99 percent of success is built on failure.
99 percent of success is built on failure.

If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you.

If you put your faith in yourself and your abilities, intellect and dreams, then your foundation is only as strong as you are.

If we don’t have the Word of God as the foundation of what we believe, we will have a faulty footing—it will not stand against the elements that will come against us. God has designed both our physical and spiritual lives to be ordered by one key attribute upon which the fruit of the Spirit is based—that foundation is love.

Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.

Truthfulness is a cornerstone in character, and if it be not firmly laid in youth, there will ever after be a weak spot in the foundation.

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