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What is my task? First of all, my task is to be pleasing to Christ.
by Aimee Semple McPherson

What is my task? First of all, my task is to be pleasing to Christ.
To be empty of self and be filled with Himself.
To be filled with the Holy Spirit; to be led by the Holy Spirit.
- Aimee Semple McPherson

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
- Rumi

 

Once you have mastered time,
you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what
they can accomplish in a year -
and underestimate what
they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins

I know, to banish anger altogether
from one's breast is a difficult task.
It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.
It can be done only by God's grace.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

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Ask why this task is on your to-do list.
Consider discarding those items to which
you are not truly committed.
For the tasks which do speak
to the longings of your own heart,
begin now, today, this moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature and its beauty.
- Albert Einstein

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
- Theodor Adorno

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The task of the leader is to get his people from where
they are to where they have not been.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Man's task is to become conscious of the contents
that press upward from the unconscious.
- Carl Jung

Architecture arouses sentiments in man.
The architect's task therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.
- Adolf Loos

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years.
To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
- Winston Churchill

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from
the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the
achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment
on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum
of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
- Andy Grove

No one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour,
if it is just and if the intention is purely for His holy service.
- Christopher Columbus

I have now taken a serious task upon myself and I fear
a greater one that is in the power of any man to perform
in the given time-but it is too late to go back.
- Eli Whitney

We need innovation in education and dedication to the task before us.
- Alan Autry

For a band like us tracklisting is a massive,
massive task.
- Ed O'Brien

I realize that much will be asked of me,
yet I am resolved to accept it as a great and splendid task.
- Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands

Once the product's task is known, design the interface first;
then implement to the interface design.
- Jef Raskin

But I can say that life is good to me.
Has been and is good.
So I think my task is to be good to it.
So how do you be good to life? You live it.
- Morgan Freeman

So we are fulfilling our task in preventing serious
armament stocks in Iraq within our possibilities.
- Bulent Ecevit

Like the philosopher, the author views his task as
one of establishing a clear connection between life and history,
and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future.
- Lion Feuchtwanger

The task of a university is the creation of the future,
so far as rational thought and civilized modes of appreciation can affect the issue.
- Alfred North Whitehead

In these times, the hardest task for social or political
activists is to find a way to get people to wonder
again about what we all believe is true.
The challenge is to sow doubt.
- Lawrence Lessig

We had to do the same thing here.
To top that sequel was quite a task.
Mike had a couple of good conceptual humour and character ideas,
which got me back into it.
- Jay Roach

To give up the task of reforming society is to give
up one's responsibility as a free man.
- Alan Paton

The task of the modern educator
is not to cut down jungles,
but to irrigate deserts.
- C.S. Lewis

The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull.
He therefore approaches his task with full humility,
and avoids clever tricks like the plague.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Our task force put to sea in early January 1942,
to attack the Japanese in the Marshall and Gilbert islands,
but the mission was called off on the eve of the attack.
- Jack Adams

I'm lazy but generally task oriented so having a hoop
to jump through means eventually I'll make the effort.
- Thomas Lynch

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good
friends or ardent enemies,
for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
- Diogenes

In the last 10 years, in narcotics task forces,
in a number of violent crime task forces,
we've worked very closely together with state and local law enforcement.
- Robert Mueller

My books were always full of ink blots,
always stained and covered with smeared sketches and pictures,
which one draws idly when his attention wanders from his task.
- Pierre Loti

The task of the artist at any time is uncompromisingly
simple to discover what has not yet been done,
and to do it.
- Craig Raine

But with nonfiction, the task is very straightforward:
Do the research,
tell the story.
- Laura Hillenbrand

What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
- David Lloyd George

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of
old age in dulling the human temperament,
we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry,
in painting, and in music.
- Denis Diderot

Well, one doesn't try to hold Cass and Denny and Michelle together.
It's a useless task to start with.
You just sort of stay out of the way and let things roll as they can.
- John Phillips

The difficulties of conducting espionage against the
Soviet Union in the Soviet Union were such that historically
the Agency had backed away from the task.
- Aldrich Ames

The hardest task in a girl's life is to prove to a
man that his intentions are serious.
- Helen Rowland

I'm quite influenced in this by one of my heroes,
Montaigne, who thought a man's real task was to render
as honest an account of himself as he could.
- Robert Sheckley

The greatest task before civilization at present is
to make machines what they ought to be,
the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
- Henry Ellis

Be larger than your task.
- Orison Swett Marden

Tragically, the White House Task Force on Disadvantaged
Youth reported that one-quarter of our young people
are at serious risk of not achieving productive adulthood.
- Ruben Hinojosa

The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself
in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible.
We are pilots, not servants.
- Franz Liszt

It isn't making mistakes that's critical;
it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I was just studying with my father, a very difficult
task for me since he was a great,
great Qawwali singer.
- Nusrat F. A. Khan

Our common language is English.
And our common task is to ensure that our non-English-speaking
children learn this common language.
- William Bennett

Put the uncommon effort into the common task...
make it large by doing it in a great way.
- Orison Swett Marden

To aid life, leaving it free, however,
that is the basic task of the educator.
- Maria Montessori

The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral.
His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department
for the Commander-in-Chief and the country.
- Donald Rumsfeld

My most important task must be an attempt to bring
the monster under democratic direction and control.
- Elliot Richardson

To find a form that accommodates the mess,
that is the task of the artist now.
- Samuel Beckett

I've appointed a task force to take a fresh look at
the color-code system and whether we should retain it,
change it or scrap it.
- Janet Napolitano

God bless McNally, it's got some fantastic stuff in it,
but it's no easy task to make a movie out of.
- Faye Dunaway

I would love to expose multiple younger generations to Frank's music.
It's not an easy task because It's not ever going to
be plastered all over the radio for the masses.
- Dweezil Zappa

Wake the power within thee slumbering,
trim the plot that's in thy keeping,
thou wilt bless the task when reaping sweet labour's prize.
- John Stuart Blackie

In 1947 I defended my thesis on nuclear physics,
and in 1948 I was included in a group of research scientists
whose task was to develop nuclear weapons.
- Andrei Sakharov

It is easy at any moment to surrender a large fortune;
to build one up is a difficult and an arduous task.
- Titus Livius

Still, whether we like it or not, the task of speeding
up the decrease of the human population becomes increasingly urgent.
- Havelock Ellis

A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it
to be an essential part of that integrity which alone
entitles a man to assume responsibility.
- Dag Hammarskjold

We got orders to strike the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.
We had a task force with the Enterprise.
We had two or three cruisers and probably eight or 10 destroyers.
- Barney Ross

The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable,
and to center consciousness within them.
- Rudolf Virchow

That is the artistic task: To choose the best from these solutions.
- Arne Jacobsen

The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece
and no other task is of any consequence.
- Cyril Connolly

Politics are not the task of a Christian.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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