A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
The great and glorious masterpiece of
man is to know how to live to purpose.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else.
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than before.
The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.
When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it.
In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.