„Until you look forward to criticism, your Work’s not done.“


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„When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.“

—  George Marshall US military leader, Army Chief of Staff 1880 - 1959
As quoted in "George C. Marshall and the Marshall Plan: A Model of Transformational Diplomacy" (2005) by Tom Callahan http://web.archive.org/web/20050616023457/http://www.state.gov/r/pa/dc/rks/47848.htm

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„I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work.“

—  William Ernest Hocking American philosopher 1873 - 1966
As quoted in The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Inspirational Quotes (2005) by Wendy Toliver, p. 18.

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„The blessed work of helping the world forward, happily does not wait to be done by perfect men.“

—  George Eliot English novelist, journalist and translator 1819 - 1880
"Janet's Repentance" Ch. 10 in Scenes of Clerical Life (1858); this has appeared in paraphrased form as: "The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men."

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan photo

„In any critical situation the forward move is a creative act.“

—  Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President and the second President of India 1888 - 1975
Context: In the chessboard of life, the different pieces have powers which vary with the context and the possibilities of their combination are numerous and unpredictable. The sound player has a sense of right and feels that, if he does not follow it, he will be false to himself. In any critical situation the forward move is a creative act.