If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself and, equally you must not be thinking about your neighbor; you must be living in your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation.
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement.
Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.
Take it for granted that the greater your achievement the more genuine will be the surprise of your friends and neighbors.
The man whose acquisitions stick is the man who is always achieving and advancing whilst his neighbors, spending most of their time in relearning what they once knew but have forgotten, simply hold their own.
On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger Self; that to live for the sake of the species and posterity is religion […]
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.