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Jimmy Carter photo
Peter F. Drucker photo

„There is nothing quite so useless, as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all.“

—  Peter F. Drucker American business consultant 1909 - 2005

Variant: There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

Muhammad Iqbál photo
James Hudson Taylor photo
Gilda Radner photo
Paulo Coelho photo

„When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book The Devil and Miss Prym

Source: The Devil and Miss Prym‎ [O Demônio e a srta Prym] (2000), p. x; this has also been misquoted as "A moment is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny."
Context: When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

Norman Cousins photo
Papa Francesco photo

„… exclude the need for appearances: what counts is not appearances; the value of life does not depend on the approval of others or on success, but on what we have inside us.“

—  Papa Francesco 266th Pope of the Catholic Church 1936

As quoted in "Imposition of the Ashes - Homily of pope Francis" at www.vatican.va (5 March 2014) http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/homilies/2014/documents/papa-francesco_20140305_omelia-ceneri_en.html
2010s, 2014

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Neal Shusterman photo
Rachel Carson photo

„Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.“

—  Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder

Source: The Sense of Wonder (1965)
Context: Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Whatever the vexations or concerns of their personal lives, their thoughts can find paths that lead to inner contentment and to renewed excitement in living. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

Muhammad Ali photo

„All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.“

—  Muhammad Ali, book The Soul of a Butterfly

The Soul of a Butterfly, 2004
Variant: All through my life I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.
Source: The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey

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Anthony Robbins photo

„I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve.“

—  Anthony Robbins Author, actor, professional speaker 1960

As quoted in The Educator's Book of Quotes‎ (2003) by John Blaydes, p. 57
Context: I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.

Julia Quinn photo
Till Lindemann photo

„I don't sing my mother tongue
No, this is not a love song“

—  Till Lindemann German industrial metal musician 1963

"Amerika"
Reise, Reise (2004)

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Today anniversaries
Patrick Rothfuss photo
Patrick Rothfuss236
American fantasy writer 1973
Sarah Dessen photo
Sarah Dessen511
American writer 1970
C.G. Jung photo
C.G. Jung241
Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytic… 1875 - 1961
J. Paul Getty photo
J. Paul Getty4
American industrialist 1892 - 1977
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