— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
„being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what you have overcome.“
— Fannie Flagg, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
— Richard Cyert American economist 1921 - 1998
„Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.“
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
— Ali al-Rida eighth of the Twelve Imams 766 - 818
Muhammad Kulayni, Usūl al-Kāfī, vol.2, p. 111.
„Though largely unsuccessful, it is to the measure of success they did achieve that we are indebted for such liberties as we do retain, and not to the general government.“
— Voltairine de Cleyre American anarchist writer and feminist 1866 - 1912
Context: Among the fundamental likeness between the Revolutionary Republicans and the Anarchists is the recognition that the little must precede the great; that the local must be the basis of the general; that there can be a free federation only when there are free communities to federate; that the spirit of the latter is carried into the councils of the former, and a local tyranny may thus become an instrument for general enslavement. Convinced of the supreme importance of ridding the municipalities of the institutions of tyranny, the most strenuous advocates of independence, instead of spending their efforts mainly in the general Congress, devoted themselves to their home localities, endeavoring to work out of the minds of their neighbors and fellow-colonists the institutions of entailed property, of a State-Church, of a class-divided people, even the institution of African slavery itself. Though largely unsuccessful, it is to the measure of success they did achieve that we are indebted for such liberties as we do retain, and not to the general government.
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
— Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923
Context: Q: What can I do to overcome my fear of death? A: Attachment to the body causes fear of death. It is the strongest attachment. Even a newborn infant has this attachment. To overcome the fear of death it is necessary to accept that we all have to die. (p.39)
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 a.C.