If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.— Madam C. J. Walker
Pioneering Working Life quotations
Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives.
Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important. Capture the good times. And if things don't work out, just take another shot.
People know that I have adopted four principles in living my life: simple living, punctuality, hard work and prudence.
Realistic expectations for life are that we are going to be better today than we were yesterday, be better tomorrow than we were today. That's a plan for success. So [the key is] simple: just work.
I don't feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am.
The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.
I love being part of something that is working toward a greater goal, and there's no more satisfaction in life than achieving those goals as a team and being a part of that team.
This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
Everything happens for a reason, and everything has a story, and if you take time to realise what your dream is and what you really want in life... whether it's sports, whether it's in other fields, you have to realise that there's always work to do.
It is a lesson we all need - to let alone the things that do not concern us.
He has other ways for others to follow Him; all do not go by the same path. It is for each of us to learn the path by which He requires us to follow Him, and to follow Him in that path.
It is our duty to give meaning to the life of future generations by sharing our knowledge and experience; by teaching an appreciation of work well done and a respect for nature, the source of all life; by encouraging the young to venture off the beaten path and avoid complacency by challenging their emotions.
Religion and practical life are not different.
To take sanyas (renunciation) is not to abandon life. The real spirit is to make the country, your family, work together instead of working only for your own. The step beyond is to serve humanity and the next step is to serve God.
Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.
Son, if you really want something in life, you have to work for it.
Now quiet, they're about to announce the lottery numbers.
Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.
Effort is one of those things that gives meaning to life.
Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it.
Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.
Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself — and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty.
Frustration, discouragement, and depression mean you are working against yourself.
You have to utilize who you are in your work.
Nobody else can do that: nobody else can pull from your background, from your parents, your upbringing, your whole life experience.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
The hardest conviction to get into the mind of a beginner is that the education upon which he is engaged is not a college course, not a medical course, but a life course, for which the work of a few years under teachers is but a preparation.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z.
Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut
I tell young people to prepare themselves as best they can for a world that grows more challenging every day-get the best education they can, and couple that education with real-life experience in social justice work.
My whole life I have been complaining that my work was constantly interrupted, until I discovered that my interruptions were my work.
More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
The balloons only have one life and the only way of finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world.
You are not happy because you are well.
You are well because you are happy. You are not depressed because trouble has come to you, but trouble has come to you because you are depressed. You can change your thoughts and feelings, and then the outer things will come to correspond, and indeed there is no other way of working.
To approach a city, or even a city neighborhood, as if it were a larger architectural problem, capable of being given order by converting it into a disciplined work of art, is to make the mistake of attempting to substitute art for life. The results of such profound confusion between art and life are neither life nor art. They are taxidermy.
The Goddess doesn't enter us from outside;
she emerges from deep within. She is not held back by what happened in the past. She is conceived in consciousness, born in love, and nurtured by higher thinking. She is integrity and value, created and sustained by the hard work of personal growth and the discipline of a life lived actively in hope.
We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work.
Or waffles, friends, work, it doesn't matter. But work is third.
I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion--and where it isn't, that's where my work lies.
In the best of times, our days are numbered anyway.
So it would be a crime against nature for any generation to take the world crisis so solemnly that it put off enjoying those things for which we were designed in the first place: the opportunity to do good work, to enjoy friends, to fall in love, to hit a ball, and to bounce a baby.
Someone once asked me what I regarded as the three most important requirements for happiness. My answer was: A feeling that you have been honest with yourself and those around you; a feeling that you have done the best you could both in your personal life and in your work; and the ability to love others.
Listen to the long stillness: New life is stirring New dreams are on the wing New hopes are being readied: Humankind is fashioning a new heart Humankind is forging a new mind God is at work. This is the season of Promise