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  • The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.

    ~ John W. Gardner Quotes

    Self-Development Quotes on: Action, Excellence | Areté, Humble

  • The humbleness of a warrior is not the humbleness of the beggar. The warrior lowers his head to no one, but at the same time, he doesn't permit anyone to lower his head to him. The beggar, on the other hand, falls to his knees at the drop of a hat and scrapes the floor to anyone he deems to be higher; but at the same time, he demands that someone lower than him scrape the floor for him.

    ~ Carlos Castaneda Quotes from Tales of Power

    Motivational Quotes on: Attitude, Humility, Warrior, Humble

  • The self-confidence of the warrior is not the self-confidence of the average man. The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness. The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.

    ~ Carlos Castaneda Quotes from Tales of Power

    Inspirational Quotes on: Courage, Common Opinion, Warrior, Humble

  • I learned the most important lesson of my life: that the extraordinary is not the birthright of a chosen and privileged few, but of all people, even the humblest. That is my one certainty: we are all the manifestation of the divinity of God.

    ~ Paulo Coelho Quotes

    Famous Quotes on: Vision, Purpose, God, Life, Humble, People, Extraordinary

  • Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

    ~ Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

    Self-Development Quotes on: Confidence, Success, Believe, Humble, Power, Happy

  • If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride, because it shows you trust in your own powers. Never bother about other people's opinions. Be humble and you will never be disturbed. Remember St. Aloysius, who said he would continue to play billiards even if he knew he was going to die. Do you play well? Sleep well? Eat well? These are duties. Nothing is small for God.

    ~ Mother Theresa Quotes

    Motivational Quotes on: Action, Impeccability, God, Humble, Power, People

  • In a humble state, you learn better. I can't find anything else very exciting about humility, but at least there's that.

    ~ John Dooner Quotes

    Inspirational Quotes on: Humility, Learn, Better, Humble, Exciting

  • I was made a revolutionary in spite of myself… [A]ll creation presupposes as its origin a sort of appetite that is brought on by the foretaste of discovery. This foretaste of the creative art accompanies the intuitive grasp of an unknown entity that will not take definite shape except by the action of a constantly vigilant technique. This appetite that is aroused in me at the mere thought of putting in order musical elements that have attracted my attention is not at all a fortuitous thing like inspiration, but as habitual and periodic, if not constant, as a natural need... The very act of putting my work on paper, of, as we say, kneading the dough, is for me inseperable from the pleasure of creation. So far as I am concerned, I cannot seperate the spiritual effort from the psychological and physical effort; they confront me on the same level and do not present a hierarchy...What concerns us here is not imagination itself, but rather creative imagination: the facultyy that helps us to pass from the level of conception to the level of realization. In the course of my labors I suddenly stumble upon something unexpected. this unexpected element strikes me. I make note of it. At the proper time I put it to profitable use... The faculty of creating is never given to us all by itself. It always goes hand in hand with the gift of observation. And the true creator may be recognized by his ability always to find about him, in the commonest and humblest thing, items worthy of note... The least accident holds his interest and guides his operations. If his finger slips, he will notice it; on occasion, he may draw profit from something unforeseen that a momentary lapse reveals to him. One does not contrive an accident: one observes it to draw inspiration therefrom.

    ~ Igor Stravinsky Quotes from Creators on Creating

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  • Knowledge is proud that she knows so much; Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

    ~ Cowper Quotes

    Self-Development Quotes on: Wisdom, Edge, Knowledge, Now, Humble

  • Don't be so humble, you're not that great.

    ~ Golda Meir Quotes from To a Visiting diplomat

    Motivational Quotes on: Great, Gold, Humble


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