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Task Quotes

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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

Related topics: Motivational Success Commitment Persistence

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

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

 

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

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 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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The task of a priest, in some respects,
may be different today, but the principles upon which
Herbert built his life as a priest are of universal application.
- Arthur Middleton

For to change the norms, the very foci of attention,
of a cultural system is a difficult task -
far more complex than that of changing an individual's attitudes and interests.
- James S. Coleman

Our task was doing maintenance and repairs to keep
the station in a good state for the return of the shuttle
flights and resumption of major ISS construction.
- Leroy Chiao

Our task is not to rediscover nature but to remake it.
- Raoul Vaneigem

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

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 a writer consists of being able to make
something out of an idea.
- Thomas Mann

Every child is a thought in the mind of God,
and our task is to recognize this thought and help it toward completion.
- Eberhard Arnold

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

The crucial task of old age is balance:
keeping just well enough,
just brave enough, just gay and interested and starkly
honest enough to remain a sentient human being.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell

When the theater gates open, a mob pours inside,
and it is the poet's task to turn it into an audience.
- Franz Grillparzer

We will liberate our country from the occupying forces
and put an end to relations between Russia and the Chechen State,
no matter how difficult the task may be.
- Aslan Maskhadov

The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that
the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece
and that no other task is of any consequence.
- Cyril Connolly

The true object of all human life is play.
Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children
climb their own mountains,
as high as possible.
No one can do more.
- Loris Malaguzzi

My task is becoming more and more delicate,
while the difficulties increase constantly.
- Jean Moulin

It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God,
they play only Bach.
I am sure, however, that when they are together en
famille they play Mozart.
- Karl Barth

When it comes time to sit down and write the next book,
you're deathly afraid that you're not up to the task.
That was certainly the case with me after Snow Falling on Cedars.
- David Guterson

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people:
that each protects the solitude of the other.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

If you give yourself to your task at once,
you won't have to do it twice.
- David Seabury

It is at once the most overwhelmingly frustrating and
exasperating task and the most joyous and rewarding
experience to make human beings out of children.
- Neil Kurshan

The formation of character in young people is educationally
a different task from and a prior task to,
the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
- William Bennett

When you have a great and difficult task,
something perhaps almost impossible,
if you only work a little at a time,
every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.
- Isak Dinesen

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion.
The great task in life is to find reality.
- Iris Murdoch

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

It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly.
The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity,
by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.
- Robert Kennedy

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

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

The first task in teaching is to bring to consciousness
what the students already believe by virtue of their
personal experiences about themselves and society.
- Paul Wellstone

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

Within every man and woman a secret is hidden,
and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can.
- Yousuf Karsh

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

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

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

A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning,
as if supported by the rays of the sun,
a bird settled on the fire escape,
joy in the task of coffee,
joy accompanied me as I walked.
- Anais Nin

When it comes to social consequences,
they've got all different people acting in different ways,
very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success.
So, it's a difficult task.
- George Soros

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself,
to become what he potentially is.
The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
- Erich Fromm

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

If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and
your life broadening and deepening,
if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you,
you have not found your place.
- Orison Swett Marden

Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close;
Something attempted,
something done, has earned a night's repose.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We are well aware of the task ahead of us in what will
be a very difficult match but which we all dream of playing.
- Zinedine Zidane

If you think about it, the historian's task is like that of the detective.
- David Herbert Donald

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

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

Deciding whether to trust or credit a person is always an uncertain task.
- Aldrich Ames

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task,
since it consists principally in dealing with men.
- Joseph Conrad

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

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built
around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island,
at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands,
about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams

The translator's task is to create, in his or her own language,
the same tensions appearing in the original.
That's hard!
- Manuel Puig

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools.
The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
- Haim G. Ginott

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

One cannot with impunity try to transfer this task
entirely to mechanical assistants if one wishes to figure something,
even though the final result is often small indeed.
- Max Webber

Having once decided to achieve a certain task,
achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste.
The gain in self confidence of having accomplished
a tiresome labor is immense.
- Arthur Helps

As a co-chair of the State's 2010 Olympics Task Force,
I am working to make sure our border crossings are
ready to handle the risks and benefits the Games will bring.
- Rick Larsen


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