Shakespeare possesses the power of subordinating nature for the purposes of expression, beyond all poets.? His imperial muse tosses the creation like a bauble from hand to hand, and uses it to embody any caprice of thought that is uppermost in his mind.? The remotest spaces of nature are visited, and the farthest sundered things are brought together, by subtle spiritual connection.? We are made aware that magnitude of material things is relative, and all objects shrink and expand to serve the passion of the poet.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
To unfold the secret laws and relations of those high faculties of thought by which all beyond the merely perceptive knowledge of the world and of ourselves is attained or matured, is a object which does not stand in need of commendation to a rational mind.
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter.
Success is dependent on effort.
Buy land, they're not making it anymore.
I'm not really a writer, so my main problem always is finding the writing talent to write something of the caliber that you would like to do.
You know, in the film making business no one ever gives you anything.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
The more successful I become, the more I need a man.
In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.
In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.
This deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour,but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one.
Every sacred space implies a hierophany, an irruption of the sacred that results in detaching a territory from the surrounding cosmic milieu and making it qualitatively different.
A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere.
Everybody likes the underdog, because everybody feels like the underdog. No matter how successful you are, you always think, No one's being nice enough to me!
When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman.