Archive for the ‘Achievement’ Category

Lives of great men all remind us

     We can make our lives sublime,

And, departing, leave behind us

     Footprints on the sands of time.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, A Psalm of Life


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We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Disney, Walt

—Walt Disney

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It is amazing to consider how many people born in this country, as US citizens, have never assimilated into the American culture and embraced the ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  The concept of shunning victimhood status, working hard to make something of one’s life, and overcoming a seemingly endless stream of obstacles with faith and tenacity are foreign concepts to those who will never aspire to the American Dream.  Ironically, look at the work ethic and love of country embodied by so many who were raised under socialistic or totalitarian rule, immigrated here to become US citizens, and shun the idea of balkanization.


—MSH, Penn Wealth

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Achieve; Build

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Ayn Rand

—Ayn Rand

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There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.

Mark Twain

—Mark Twain

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I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.

Musk, Elon

—Elon Musk

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Skill comes by the constant repetition of familiar feats rather than by a few overbold attempts at feats for which the performer is yet poorly prepared.

Wright, Wilbur

—Wilbur Wright

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