A president's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.
It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air - there's the rub, the task.
Getting things done is not always what is most important.
There is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively.
The Buddhas do but tell the way; it is for you to swelter at the task.
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator.
I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task.
It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
The task is...not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.
We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun.
A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
Decision making is the specific executive task.
On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world.
Our most important task is to transform our consciousness so that violence is no longer an option for us in our personal lives, that understanding that a world of peace is possible only if we relate to each other as peaceful beings, one individual at a time.
The only certain means of is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.
When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.