quote by Ernest Shackleton

Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results.

— Ernest Shackleton

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Superhuman quote Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.

Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.

To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.

You don’t have to be superhuman to do what you believe in.

Superhuman quote Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.

Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.

The unconscious is not just evil by nature, it is also the source of the highest good: not only dark but also light, not only bestial, semihuman, and demonic but superhuman, spiritual, and, in the classical sense of the word, "divine."

When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.

A revolutionary career does not lead to banquets and honorary titles, interesting research and professorial wages. It leads to misery, disgrace, ingratitude, prison and a voyage into the unknown, illuminated by only an almost superhuman belief.

Superhuman quote To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.

To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.

The word enlightenment conjures up the idea of some superhuman accomplishment, and the ego likes to keep it that way, but it is simply your natural state of felt oneness with Being.

At every moment of his life the Shoshone must be careful to observe the complicated folkways of his group, to do reverence to superhuman powers, to remember the courtesies and obligations of family, to pay homage to certain sacred plants, or to avoid particular places.

Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.

Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.

The only thing that really matters now is whether man can climb up to a higher moral level, to a higher plane of consciousness, in order to be equal to the superhuman powers which the fallen angels have played into his hands. But he can make no progress until he becomes very much better acquainted with his own nature.

Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire brings a small amount of heat.

I think that it depends what you mean by successful.

If you mean 'make money' you need to be part of the machine unless you're one of those superhuman people who can do everything by yourself, and have workaholic tendencies and really good advisers and a good investor.

I wanted to be a nun. I saw nuns as superstars. When I was growing up I went to a Catholic school, and the nuns, to me, were these superhuman, beautiful, fantastic people.

I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.

On consideration.. .of the reason wherefore men have so far gone astray, or that many - alas! - should follow diverse ways of belief concerning the Son of God, the marvel seems to be, not at all that human knowledge has been baffled in dealing with superhuman things, but that it has not submitted to the authority of the Scriptures

There's a terror in knowing what the world is about

There was a time when I didn’t at any minute have the slightest idea how I could reach the next one. Yes, one can wage war in this world, ape love, torture one’s fellow man, or merely say evil of one’s neighbour while knitting. But, in certain cases, carrying on, merely continuing, is superhuman.

A superhuman will is needed in order to write, and I am only a man.

Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.

Let me... remind you that it is only by working with an energy which is almost superhuman and which looks to uninterested spectators like insanity that we can accomplish anything worth the achievement. Work is the keystone of a perfect life. Work and trust in God.

For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.

The mask can be a limitation, but you just deal with it.

You do get superhuman strength and pumpkin bombs and all this other stuff to express yourself with.'

Utopianism is probably a necessary social device for generating the superhuman efforts without which no major revolution is achieved.

Idiots must stop claiming that atheism is a religion.

Religion is defined as the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power. And atheism is… precisely not that. Atheism is a religion like abstinence is a sex position

It strikes me as unfair, and even in bad taste, to select a few of them for boundless admiration, attributing superhuman powers of mind and character to them. This has been my fate, and the contrast between the popular estimate of my powers and achievements and the reality is simply grotesque.

People were buying milk, or filling their cars with petrol, or even posting letters. And what no one else knew was the appalling weight of the thing they were carrying inside. The superhuman effort it took sometimes to be normal, and a part of things that appeared both easy and everyday. The loneliness of that.

We live in a world where great incompatibles co-exist: the human scale and the superhuman scale, stability and mobility, permanence and change, identity and anonymity, comprehensibility and universality.

... by far the most astonishing guitar player ever has got to be Django Reinhardt ... Django was quite superhuman, There's nothing normal about him as a person or a player.

I never saw anyone like Ty Cobb. No one even close to him as the greatest all-time ballplayer. That guy was superhuman, amazing.

Elves have this superhuman strength, yet they're so graceful.

Tolkien created them to be angelic spirits, but I also saw Legolas as something out of the Seven Samurai.

We must recognize that we are living in an imperfect world in which human and superhuman forces of evil are at work and so long as those forces affect the political behaviour of mankind there can be no hope of abiding peace.

It is human to search for the theory of everything and it is superhuman to find it.

Make the best of every moment. We're not evolving. We're not going anywhere.

The Way is not for, but from, man; if we take the Way as something superhuman, beyond man, this is not the real Way.

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