Greed will always leave you dissatisfied because you'll never be able to get everything you desire. Greed never allows you to think you have enough; it always destroys you by making you strive ever harder for more.
It is no use for one to stand in the shade and complain that the sun does not shine upon him. He must come out resolutely on the hot and dusty field where all are compelled to antagonize with stubborn difficulties, and pertinaciously strive until he conquers, if he would deserve to be crowned.elias lyman magoo
…it must be plain also that we should not anxiously strive for riches and honors by relying on our own diligence or cleverness or by depending on the favor of men or by trusting in the notion of good luck, but that we should always expect the Lord to direct us to the lot he has provided for us.john calvin
We strive to form a single national front against the Judeo-Masonic lodges, against Moscow and the Marxist societies.francisco franco
A just society must strive with all its might to right wrongs even if righting wrongs is a highly perilous undertaking. But if it is to survive , a just society must be strong and resolute enough to deal swiftly and relentlessly with those who would mistake its good will for weakness .Eric Hoffer
Like many works of literature , Hollywood chooses for its villains people who strive for social dominance through the pursuit of wealth , prestige , and power . But the ordinary business of capitalism is much more egalitarian: It's about finding meaning and enjoyment in work and production .
In finding love, I think it's important to be patient. In being in a relationship, I think it's important to be honest, to communicate, to respect and trust, and to strive to give more than you take.Kina Grannis
Shun no toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other; yet do not devote yourself to one branch exclusively. strive to get clear notions about all. Give up no science entirely; for science is but one.
He who is running a race ought to endeavor and strive to the utmost of his ability to come off victor; but it is utterly wrong for him to trip up his competitor, or to push him aside. So in life it is not unfair for one to seek for himself what may accrue to his benefit; but it is not right to take it from another.chrysippus
But Hitler didn't strive for the annihilation of the Jews - he stressed that fact in public life and in the newspapers. Hitler merely said at the beginning that Jewish influence was too great, that of all the lawyers in Berlin, eighty percent were Jewish. Hitler thought that a small percentage of the people, the Jews, should not be allowed to control the theater, cinema, radio, et cetera.franz von papen
You can understand why a system would seek information - but why in hell does it offer information? Why do we strive to be understood? Why is a refusal to accept communication so painful?tiptree, james, jr
Utilitarianism had found [in Samuel Smiles’ Self-Help] its portrait gallery of heroes, inscribed with a vigorous exhortation to all men to strive in their image; this philistine romanticism established the bourgeois hero-prototype the penniless office-boy who works his way to economic fortune and this wins his way into the mercantile plutocracy.john carroll
The President of the United States of necessity owes his election to office to the suffrage and zealous labors of a political party, the members of which cherish with ardor and regard as of essential importance the principles of their party organization; but he should strive to be always mindful of the fact that he serves his party best who serves the country best.rutherford b. hayes
Among the wise and high-minded people who in self-respecting and genuine fashion strive earnestly for peace, there are the foolish fanatics always to be found in such a movement and always discrediting it the men who form the lunatic fringe in all reform movements.theodore roosevelt
Since ancient times, philosophers have maintained that to strive too hard for one's own happiness is self-defeating.peter singer
'Tis solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers; vanity can give No hollow aid; alone man with his God must strive.lord byron
Then horn for horn they stretch and strive; Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive.Robert Burns
Transcend political correctness and strive for human righteousness.
For you alone I ride the ring, For you I wear the blue; For you alone I strive to sing, O tell me how to woo!
Utilitarianism had found [in Samuel Smiles’ Self-Help ] its portrait gallery of heroes, inscribed with a vigorous exhortation to all men to strive in their image; this philistine romanticism established the bourgeois hero-prototype the penniless office-boy who works his way to economic fortune and this wins his way into the mercantile plutocracy.john carroll
Justice of the world is in its creativity, in solving problems, in our activity and struggle. While I am alive there is the possibility to act, to strive for happiness, this is justice.simon soloveychik
Behold now, Bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to decay. strive with diligence!
Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. strive with earnestness!
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