Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.vince lombardi
We like to have a point of view in our stories, not an obvious moral, but a worthwhile theme. ...All we are trying to do is give the public good entertainment. That is all they want.walt disney
The man who has not realized the difficulty of art never does anything worthwhile; the man who realizes it too soon does nothing at all.1765 Quoted in Frank Elgar Mondrian (1968).
That is almost the definition of any friendship that is worthwhile — that we don't care a damn how you behave yourself.Edmund Clerihew Bentley
I'm tired of trying to do something worthwhile for the human race, they simply don't want to change!Discovery Magazine, 1997
I do not believe that anything really worthwhile will come out of the exploration of the slag heap that constitutes the surface of the moon...Nobody should imagine that the enormous financial budget of NASA implies that astronomy is now well supported.fred hoyle
I believe that no endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect; if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect.Edward Teller
Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.derek walcott
[N]othing is worthwhile on this unhappy earth except the fulfilment of a man's desire.hilaire belloc
An understandable hunger for … potential clients tempts many [career counseling therapists] to overpromise, like creative writing teachers who, out of greed or sentimentality, sometimes imply that all of their students could one day produce worthwhile literature, rather than frankly acknowledging the troubling truth, anathema to a democratic society, that the great writer, like the contented worker, remains an erratic and anomalous event, … immune to the methods of factory farming.Alain de Botton
You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of democracy, social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil. With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.muhammad ali jinnah
The whole thing that makes a mathematician’s life worthwhile is that he gets the grudging admiration of three or four colleagues.donald knuth
When you're as hollow as Enoch Kane, the emptiness aches. He's desperate to fill it, but he doesn't have the patience or the commitment to fill it with anything worthwhile… So a man like Kane obsesses on one thing after another sex, money, food, power, drugs, alcohol anything that seems to give meaning to his days, but that requires no real self-discovery or self-sacrifice.dean r. koontz
Mr. LaLanne said he performed his exercises until he experienced “muscle fatigue,” lifting weights until it was impossible for him to continue. It produced results and, as he put it, “the ego in me” made the effort worthwhile.jack la lanne
We classify ourselves into vocations, each of which either wields some particular tool, or sells it, or repairs it, or sharpens it, or dispenses advice on how to do so; by such division of labors we avoid responsibility for the misuse of any tool save our own. But there is one vocation philosophy which knows that all men, by what they think about and wish for, in effect wield all tools. It knows that men thus determine, by their manner of thinking and wishing, whether it is worthwhile to wield any.aldo leopold
The Gross National Product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.John F. Kennedy, in w:John R. TalbottJohn R. Talbott [ Obamanomics: How Bottom-Up Economic Prosperity Will Replace Trickle-Down Economics], Seven Stories Press, 4 January 2011, p.23
Everything is worthwhile if the soul is not small.Original: Tudo vale a pena
Action research is a participatory, democratic process concerned with developing practical knowing in the pursuit of worthwhile human purposes, grounded in a participatory worldview which we believe is emerging at this historical moment. It seeks to bring together action and reflection, theory and practice, in participation with others, in the pursuit of practical solutions to issues of pressing concern to people, and more generally the flourishing of individual persons and their communities.Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury (2001) Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice. p.1
I’ve found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks.Commencement address at University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
It measures neither our wit nor our courage , neither our wisdom nor our learning , neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country ; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile.Victoria Mitchell, in Sociology: A Global Perspective, p.235
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