quote by Thomas Merton

People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.

— Thomas Merton

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Reaching the top quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

The kind of people I look for to fill top management spots are the eager beavers, the mavericks. These are the guys who try to do more than they're expected to do -- they always reach.

The kind of people I look for to fill top management spots are the eager beavers, the mavericks. These are the guys who try to do more than they're expected to do - they always reach.

Reaching the top quote You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog

You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.

When you reach the top, you should remember to send the elevator back down for the others.

Yet one more item is needed to complete success, and that is the rendering of service to others in the community. Without this the mere satisfaction of selfish desire does not reach the top notch.

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.

Reaching the top quote When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top

Life is a slope. As long as you're going up you're always looking towards the top and you feel happy, but when you reach it, suddenly you can see the road going downhill and death at the end of it all. It's slow going up and quick going down.

The landscape changes, so enjoy it: of course, you have to have an objective in mind - to reach the top. But as you are going up, more things can be seen, and it's no bother to stop now and again and enjoy the panorama around you. At every meter conquered, you can see a little further, so use this to discover things that you still had not noticed.

Reaching the top quote Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.

Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it.

The Beauty of the Mountain is hidden for all those who try to discover it from the top, supposing that, one way or an other, one can reach this place directly. The Beauty of the Mountain reveals only to those who climbed it.

There are many trails up the mountain, but in time they all reach the top.

Come dance with the west wind and touch on the mountain tops Sail o'er the canyons and up to the stars And reach for the heavens and hope for the future And all that we can be and not what we are.

Reaching the top quote I can't always change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to al

I can't always change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Kilimanjaro is a pretty tricky climb you know, most of it's up until you reach the very very top, and then it tends to slope away rather sharply.

I failed on a climbing problem eight times before realizing I was climbing as high as I knew I could and then letting go. On my next try I climbed with no thought of failure and reached the top. We cannot know what we can do in advance. The only way to find out is to go all-out trying, thinking only of success.

Perhaps when we die our names are takenfrom us by a divine magnet and are freeto flutter here and there within the bodies of birds.I'll be a simple crowwho can reach the top of Antelope Butte.(From: Hard Times)

Reaching the top quote When you reach the top, keep climbing.

When you reach the top, keep climbing.

To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.

If you want to raise a man from mud and filth, do not think it is enough to stay on top and reach a helping hand down to him. You must go all the way down yourself, down into mud and filth. Then take hold of him with strong hands and pull him and yourself out into the light.

To play for Barcelona, means to have an opportunity for a brilliant career.

But to reach the top of it, you have to play for Real Madrid.

Reaching the top quote If you only walk on sunny days you’ll never reach your destination.

If you only walk on sunny days you’ll never reach your destination.

Midlife is when you reach the top of the ladder and find that it was against the wrong wall.

Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request. It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world.

I have a theory that among the large Western companies (mostly American) the higher an executive is promoted, the more wisdom is lost and by the time he or she reaches the top becomes a complete idiot. Certainly they do not deserve the outrageous salary.

Reaching the top quote Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

Every day of my life it feels as if I'm fighting my way up an escalator that only goes down. And no matter how fast or how hard I run to try to reach the top, I stay in the same place, sprinting, getting nowhere.

Many, many steeples would have to be stacked one on top of another to reach from the bottom to the surface of the sea.

Success, in my view, is the willingness to strive for something you really want.

The person not reaching the top is no less a success than the one who achieved it, if they both sweated blood, sweat and tears and overcame obstacles and fears. The failure to be perfect does not mean you're not a success.

Reaching the top quote The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wi

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.

At this sunset hour, the canyon walls are indescribably beautiful and I fear the magic of photography can never record what I see now. The tall spires near the canyon's top and the walls of the canyon up there look as if God had reached out and swiped a brush of golden paint across them, gilding these rocks in the bright glow of the setting sun.

There is perhaps nothing worse than reaching the top of the ladder and discovering that you’re on the wrong wall.

Everybody wants to reach the top of the mountain, but there is no growth at the peak. It is in the valley that we slog through the lush grass and rich soil, learning and becoming what enables us to summit life's next peak.

Reaching the top quote Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you th

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

It was the call of workers who organized;

women who reached for the ballot; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier; and a King who took us to the mountain top and pointed the way to the Promised Land. Yes we can!

Seeing Taylor Swift live in 2013 is seeing a maestro at the top of her or anyone's game. No other pop auteur can touch her right now for emotional excess or musical reach - her punk is so punk, her disco is so disco. The red sequins on her guitar match the ones on her microphone, her shoes and 80 percent of the crowd.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

Reaching the top quote When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach you goal; you do not ch

When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach you goal; you do not change your decision to get there.

Success, in my view, is the willingness to strive for something you really want

You've got no chance of reaching the top if you're just playing for money.

Once you reach the top of the mountain and you want to climb the next one, you have to slowly make your way down that first mountain. Trying to jump from the summit would get you hurt or killed.

The general manager is kind of like the step into darkness when you reach the top of the league. As GM, you're responsible for everything, including the maitre d's and the sommeliers - all these people who have their own agendas. But you probably make less than the maitre d' and have a lot more work and a lot more headaches.

women, when describing their roles in their organizations, usually referred to themselves as being in the middle of things. Not at the top, but in the center; not reaching down, but reaching out.

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