For a man to conquer himself is the first and
noblest of all victories...
The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by
yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.
Those who have conquered
peace, alike in cold and heat, pleasure and
pain, praise and blame...To such people a clod of dirt, a stone, and
gold are the same...Because they are impartial, they rise to great
If a man should
conquer in battle a thousand and a thousand more, and another man
should conquer himself, his would be the greater victory, because
the greatest of victories is the victory over oneself; and neither
the gods in heaven above nor the demons down below can turn into
defeat the victory of such a man.
is a mighty person? He who can control his
inclinations or character traits.
You can never conquer the mountain. You can
only conquer yourself.
indeed is all overweening pride in the conquest even
of the entire universe if one has not conquered
one's own passions.
If you do not conquer self, you will be
conquered by self.
spiritual warrior is he who breaks an idol; and the
idol of each person is his Ego.
who conquers self conquers all.
glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Joseph P. Thompson
don't believe you have to be better than everybody
else. I believe you have to be better than you ever
thought you could be..
Winners never quit and
quitters never win.
Seizing the initiative can
make all the difference between winning and loosing.
Thomas Davis III
The winners stun us not by
their cleverness, but by the fact that every tiny aspect of the business
is just a touch better than the norm.
Good athletes do not know what tiredness is. They do not know what
discouragement is. Good athletes only know what victory is.
Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The
winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.
Part of the
of life consists not in fighting battles but in avoiding them. A masterly
retreat is in itself a victory.
~ Norman Vincent Peale
Success is not final,
failure is not fatal: it is the
continue that counts.
Winning is about overcoming. Whatever
stretch goal you are striving to achieve, whether you are working on a
challenging project, or trying to solve a difficult problem, or fighting
a powerful enemy, or correcting your own personal weaknesses, you are a
winner if you manage to overcome all the obstacles and make your dream a
believe that economics does not necessarily have to
be a zero-sum game; it can be a
win-win proposition for everyone involved so
long as they have the tools in which to succeed.
~ Ron Kind
battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
~ Jonathan Kozol
we're going to conquer our opponents, we must first
conquer our own fears.