"He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life"
- Victor Hugo
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal
"Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."
- Conrad Hilton
It does not seem to be true that work necessarily needs to be unpleasant. It may always have to be hard, or at least harder than doing nothing at all. But there is ample evidence that work can be enjoyable, and that indeed, it is often the most enjoyable part of life.
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, 1990
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
- Sallust, 'Jugurthine War,' 41 B.C.
Roman historian & politician (86 BC - 34 BC)
Necessity makes even the timid brave. - Sallust (86 BC - 34 BC), Roman historian and politician (c. 86-c. 35 B.C.)