„I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours..“

Variant: I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Source: Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

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—  Booker T. Washington African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor 1856 - 1915

Variant: Success is not measured by the position one has reached in life, rather by the obstacles one overcomes while trying to succeed
Source: 1900s, Up From Slavery (1901), Chapter II: Boyhood Days
Source: Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
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„In my past there is Krishna. In my dreams I dream of recreating a huge college of flutists, a veritable Vrindaban in which students will arrive to learn and study with satchels full of flutes, live in mud huts, eat at a common langar.“

—  Hariprasad Chaurasia Indian bansuri player 1938

A modern Vrindaban from which a thousand flutes will ring out each day. For what else is there? When my breath is gone and I can not play anymore what do I leave behind? Some dedicated students! When you leave nothing behind, you cry at the point of death, but I still dream, I dare to dream that through my students my flute will be left behind as the memory of Krishna.
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„He's learning me all of his experience.“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

Regarding Bill Dickey, circa spring 1949, paraphrased in "Yogi, His Autobiography: Dickey Hired as Mask Tutor" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Ep5RAAAAIBAJ&sjid=PmwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7202%2C853227 by Berra, with Ed Fitzgerald, in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Sunday, March 5, 1961), Section 3, Page 4.
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—  Theodor Morell Personal physician to Adolf Hitler 1886 - 1948

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