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“To be a human being among people and to remain one forever, no m...

“To be a human being among people and to remain one forever, no matter in what circumstances, not to grow despondent and not to lose heart — that’s what life is all about, that’s its task.” - Dostoevsky
📅︎ Feb 16
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"Pleasing everyone is a difficult and complica...

"Pleasing everyone is a difficult and complicated task;since not everyone feels the need of perceive or to hear something kindly" William Ventura
📅︎ Mar 01
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One forgets the self, Zen teachers say, by becoming one with the task at hand. At such moments, r...

One forgets the self, Zen teachers say, by becoming one with the task at hand. At such moments, released from the burdens of self-hood, one glimpses, however briefly, a state of spiritual wholeness that underlies and supports one’s everyday consciousness. —Andrew Cooper, The Transcendent Imperative
📅︎ Feb 21
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The task of cinema or any other art form is not to translate hidden mess...

The task of cinema or any other art form is not to translate hidden messages of the unconscious soul into art but to experiment with the effects contemporary technical devices have on nerves, minds, or souls. ...Maya Deren
📅︎ Feb 20
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“To be human, is n...

“To be human, is not a fact, but a task.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
📅︎ Jan 23
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Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You...

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost
📅︎ Jan 20
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Repetitive tasks are not pointless....

Repetitive tasks are not pointless. You still wipe your butt even though it will get dirty again - a random Dad
📅︎ Dec 24
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“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling...

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” - Viktor Frankl
📅︎ Dec 24
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“Nature heals. The doctor’s task consists in strengthenin...

“Nature heals. The doctor’s task consists in strengthening the natural healing powers, to direct them, and especially not to interfere with them.” -- Hippocrates (460BC - 370BC)
📅︎ Dec 14
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“This is our first task — caring for our children. It's our first job. If...

“This is our first task — caring for our children. It's our first job. If we don't get that right, we don't get anything right.” — President Obama, in remarks delivered at a prayer vigil for victims of the Sandy Hook massacre
📅︎ Dec 11
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"Your task is not to seek for love, but mer...

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” -~Rumi
📅︎ Nov 14
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“It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down u...

“It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.”
📅︎ Oct 26
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"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for...

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake." ~ Victor Hugo
📅︎ Oct 22
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Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the ...

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best - Theodore Isaac Rubin
📅︎ Jun 02
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"I am rarely happier than when spending an entire day program...

"I am rarely happier than when spending an entire day programming my computer to perform automatically a task that would otherwise take me a good ten seconds to do by hand." - Douglas Adams
📅︎ May 28
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“Passive-Aggressive behavior consumes unnecessary time a...

“Passive-Aggressive behavior consumes unnecessary time and resources. Say what you mean, let's resolve the issue, and move on to more productive tasks.” ― Izey Victoria Odiase
📅︎ Sep 14
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“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at ...

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that wether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand” -Vince Lombardi
📅︎ Sep 07
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"Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the ...

"Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the force of the water drop that hollows the stone. A small dainty task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules." — Anthony Trollope
📅︎ Sep 16
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If your going to do ...

If your going to do a task may as well multi task -Captain Sparkles
📅︎ Sep 28
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"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of g...

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." -Mark Twain
📅︎ Aug 04
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"The task is not so much to see what no one has y...

"The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees." --Erwin Schrödinger
📅︎ Jun 28
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Safety is the most basic task of all. Wit...

Safety is the most basic task of all. Without sense of safety, no growth can take place. Without safety, all energy goes to defense
📅︎ Jun 19
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“If a task is once begun, never leave it ...

“If a task is once begun, never leave it 'till it's done. Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all.”- Joe Louis's mom
📅︎ Jun 27
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"Household tasks are easier ...

"Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else." — James Thorpe
📅︎ Jul 08
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“An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is t...

“An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person’s main task in life – becoming a better person.” - Leo Tolstoy
📅︎ Nov 07
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"Each small task of everyday life is par...

"Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe." --Saint Therese of Lisieux, The Little Flower
📅︎ May 27
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“Your task is not to seek for love, but mer...

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - Rumi
📅︎ May 25
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"You break a daunting task into tiny little bits that you can manage and when you add up those ...

"You break a daunting task into tiny little bits that you can manage and when you add up those bits over time, you've actually come quite a long way. So, with that mild gaze into the future, focus on what's in front of you, what you CAN do. And celebrate every little bit of it."- Andrew Cho
📅︎ Apr 17
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"Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the ...

"Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the force of the water drop that hollows the stone. A small dainty task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules." — Anthony Trollope
📅︎ Apr 29
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"Simple tasks,...

"Simple tasks, can accomplish amazing feats." -Me
📅︎ May 09
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"In hell there is no other punishment tha...

"In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime." - Andre Gide
📅︎ Feb 03
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"Being a woman is a terribly diffic...

"Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men." -- Joseph Conrad
📅︎ May 07
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"Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it ...

"Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also." - Marcus Aurelius
📅︎ Dec 08
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“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wo...

“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea..” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
📅︎ Mar 06
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The task is not so much to see what no one ...

The task is not so much to see what no one has seen, but think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees - Schrodinger
📅︎ Jan 13
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"Your task is not to seek for love, but me...

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."Rumi
📅︎ Jun 13
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"I hold this to be the highest task for a ...

"I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other." -Rainer Maria Rilke
📅︎ Nov 28
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"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wo...

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
📅︎ Jul 15
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“Your task is not to seek for love, but mer...

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ― Rumi
📅︎ Aug 25
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I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble ta...

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller
📅︎ Sep 09
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“Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find...

“Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.” -Victor Frankl
📅︎ Aug 25
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"If the American intellectual class rivets itself to a “liberal” philosophy ...there will th...

"If the American intellectual class rivets itself to a “liberal” philosophy ...there will then be need for “democrats” whose task will be to divide, confuse, disturb, keep the intellectual waters constantly in motion to prevent any such ice from ever forming."- Randolph Bourne (1914)
📅︎ Sep 17
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"Art is the prop...

"Art is the proper task of life." — Friedrich Nietzsche
📅︎ Sep 04
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"Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. L...

"Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings." -Nelson Mandela
📅︎ Apr 05
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"Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the ...

"Nothing surely is as potent as a law that may not be disobeyed. It has the force of the water drop that hollows the stone. A small dainty task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules." — Anthony Trollope
📅︎ Sep 14
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“A vision without a task is a dream. A tas...

“A vision without a task is a dream. A task without a dream is drudgery, but a vision with a task can change the world.” ~ Black Elk
📅︎ May 24
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"Your task is not to seek for love, but mer...

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." - Rumi
📅︎ Sep 28
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“It is our attitude at the beginning of a di...

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” William James
📅︎ May 13
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Your task is not to seek for love, but mer...

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. Rumi
📅︎ Jan 12
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"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks...

"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle." - Phillips Brooks
📅︎ Jan 29
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The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats no...

The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong." --Sydney J. Harris
📅︎ Sep 14
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"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, ...

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. " — Helen Keller
📅︎ May 11
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'The task must be made difficult,...

'The task must be made difficult, for only the difficult inspires the noble- hearted.' — Søren Kierkegaard
📅︎ Jan 16
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"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at h...

"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." Vince Lombardi
📅︎ Oct 04
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"Nature did not care. To life she set one task,...

"Nature did not care. To life she set one task, gave one law. To perpetuate was the task of life, its law was death." Jack London - The Law of Life
📅︎ Aug 30
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"It is our attitude at the beginning of a dif...

"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome." - William James
📅︎ Sep 08
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"The task at hand for every generation is twofold...

"The task at hand for every generation is twofold: to know what planet we leave to our children and what children we leave for our planet." – Pierre Rabhi
📅︎ Aug 23
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"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wo...

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." Antoine de Saint-Exupery
📅︎ Oct 06
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Pain is good, it stops us from moving forward in life. It stops us from drudging upward, against ...

Pain is good, it stops us from moving forward in life. It stops us from drudging upward, against the darkness. It is without pain that we would have no task, useless. We move forward not because it hurts, but because every single second we spend alive, despite the pain, we achieve greatness. (OC)
📅︎ Nov 18
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"I thought it odd, as I forced myself to go about my tasks the next day, that the sun still r...

"I thought it odd, as I forced myself to go about my tasks the next day, that the sun still rose; that the sky was still a heart-stopping blue; that people still looked at me, greeted me, as they always had; that no one seemed to notice that my world had stopped turning." -Ursula Brown
📅︎ May 18
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“The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats n...

“The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong".” Sydney J. Harris
📅︎ May 25
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"One of the hardest tasks of leadership is unde...

"One of the hardest tasks of leadership is understanding that you are not what you are, but what you're perceived to be by others." - Edward L. Flom
📅︎ May 17
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“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Li...

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings." - Nelson Mandela
📅︎ Jun 12
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"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, ...

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble." - Helen Keller
📅︎ Jun 30
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"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most dif...

"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation." - Rainer Maria Rilke
📅︎ Feb 25
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"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks...

"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle." - Phillips Brooks
📅︎ Apr 12
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"Actually, the world is not complex. It is...

"Actually, the world is not complex. It is the task of trying to figure it out with words or numbers which is complex." - Alan Watts
📅︎ Apr 06
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Your task is not to seek for love, but mer...

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. - Rumi
📅︎ Aug 01
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How to teach innovation: give...

How to teach innovation: give someone an impossible task and make them believe it is possible
📅︎ Nov 09
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"As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs g...

"As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task." - Diogenes
📅︎ May 23
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Tomorrow becomes never. No ma...

Tomorrow becomes never. No matter how small the task, take the first step now.” – Tim Ferriss
📅︎ Feb 17
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Learning to trust is ...

Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.--Isaac Watts
📅︎ Sep 18
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