Quotation Explorer - 'Strive'

All created things are impermanent. Strive on with diligence. - Buddha
Still we remain, still we fight. Still we strive, still we survive. - Saim Cheeda
The tests we face in life's journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face. - Kemi Sogunle
The very fact of having fixed conclusions to strive for in orthodox belief does not render the Christian philosopher dogmatic but rather intellectually fruitful, willing to take and follow reason further than the putatively undogmatic unbelieving philosopher - Gregory B. Sadler
The midsummer sun shines but dim, The fields strive in vain to look gay; But when I am happy in Him December's as pleasant as May. - John Newton
If you fall still stand your ground and strive for that new start. - Jonathan Anthony Burkett
You can survive and strive in life. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I strive for perfection - I settle for satisfaction - Carroll Bryant
In general I strive for greatness and rational achievement, but I admit to you I’ve a terrible fondness for women, a tendency towards drunkenness, and a weakness for the fumes of the poppy—opium and other miserable beauties. - Roman Payne
The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Giving up on a purposeful journey of life is as deadly as death! When you pursue with tenacity, and strive through the adversities and the vicissitudes of life with a mind of fortitude and get to the end of the journey, you shall surely see life. Awake! Arise and go! Never ever give up!!! - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
People strive hardest to save face, when the beauty they value is solely extrinsic. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
Don't strive to be beautiful from the outside, instead, strive to be beautiful from the inside, Surface beauty will fade through time & age, beauty from the heart, however, never will! - Emily Eaton (Me)
To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up. - Dalai Lama XIV
Continually strive to improve yourself.
Success takes many forms. Most people strive for something unattainable without realizing that it's already theirs. - Lada Ray
Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Don’t pass on your passions, to settle in the stale normality. Endure. Strive. Ensure. - Anthony Liccione
In relationships, always strive to give more than you take -- that's how you make a bigger impact. - Adam Smith
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. - Albert Einstein
I believe happiness is a chemical imbalance––it's a silly thing to strive for. But, satisfaction––if you seek satisfaction you can succeed. - Lydia Lunch
You can't attack the giants in your life, if you are not aiming to strike and hit the target. You can't run a race in vain, if you have no plans to win or finish it. Start, strive and aim high...never give up. Your best is yet to come! - Kemi Sogunle
Whatever you do in this lifetime, strive to make your parents happy and proud - Charmaine J Forde
When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
Do as adversaries do in law, strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. - William Shakespeare
Our reality defines itself by people who strive for change - Daniel Egger
See the world as it is; strive to make it as it should be. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Always strive to be a leader and not a follower. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
...it is precisely because the world appears to us to be multiple, ambiguous, and paradoxical, that we must strive to speak and write clearly. - Mark Dintenfass
Just as the unwanted pregnancy, there are unwanted people in your life you should strive to abort, and such abortion is not sin, nor harm, but the eradication of a destructive foetus. - Michael Bassey Johnson
With malice toward none, with charity for all, ...let us strive on to finish the work we are in, ...to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. - Abraham Lincoln
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. - Abraham Lincoln
We can strive to put the past behind us, serve God to the best of our ability now, and look ahead to the glorious future! - Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society
Although we may wish for more or strive to do better than we have, in these times it is enough to keep your soul. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Perfection is something we should all strive for. It's a duty and a joy to perfect one's nature... The most difficult thing is love. A loveless, driving person that just competes in the rat race is far from perfection in my book. - R.D. Laing
When I’m passionate about something I strive for excellence, judging whether or not I achieved it is up to the audience. - Kevin Focke
Don't strive for perfection, just do your best. Everything in life is ever revolving to be perfect. - Ann Marie Frohoff
A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example. - Niccolò Machiavelli
Don't ever brag about the funds(money) of your parents because they might leave wuth it when their time comes instead strive to make yours and have your personal bragging rights - Chuka Osa-Afiana
We were created with great beauty. We must strive to look our best at all times. It's a gift we give to others. - R.J. Francis, from The Orphan's Secret
Strive to make small changes and learn something new daily, because there is always these experiences you have had to tap into for the future. - Roy T. Bennett
I know I won't live long. So I'm going to stand strong and not sit down in disbelief, hold my head up high and not waste my time wondering why my life has to be so rough and unfair. I'm going to strive and live everyday for the better until that day arrives. - Jonathan Anthony Burkett
Strive not with a man that is full of tongue, and heap not wood upon his fire. Jest not with a rude man, lest thine ancestors be disgraced - Sirach
This particular strand of feminism is characterized by two tenets: 1. men are jerks, and 2. women should strive by all means to become like them. - Douglas Wilson
If you're a writer, write. And always strive for excellence. - Linda W. Yezak
Always strive to get to the top in life because its usually crowded at the bottom. - Habeeb Akande
Transcend political correctness and strive for human righteousness.
The view from above is always beautiful. Strive to go there, but never forget to be kind. - Debasish Mridha
Accept the life that comes. Work and strive, but accept. Don't force the world to be the one you dream. - Susan Spencer Wendell
Those who know that they are profound strive for clarity. Those who would like to seem profound to the crowd strive for obscurity. - Friedrich Nietzsche
It is human, to want to feel connected with others, to strive for a sense of belonging.Yet the ultimate hack is is to belong with yourself.Once you belong within,You belong with all. - Reshan Pillai
Strive to follow your big dreams. If you fail, cherish the valuable experience gained during the process. There’s always a second time. - Yatin Patel
It is good to be brave, it is better to be good; strive to be both. - Justin McCarthy
Don't Settle for Mediocrity. Strive for Excellence - Mac James
Do not be complacent about your achievements and not to strive for continual improvement when you get to the top. As soon as you let success go to your head, you sink into following familiar patterns and play it safe. In other words, you risk losing your edge. - Roy T. Bennett
Strive to be value oriented rather than success oriented. - Debasish Mridha
Most governments strive to keep the masses from thinking; if the masses began to think the government would not be in power - rjs - rassool jibraeel snyman
I do think that poetry is important though, if you don’t strive at it, if you don’t fill it full of stars and falseness. - Charles Bukowski
When you have experienced the depth of your inner self, the idea of enlightenment is no longer a goal to strive towards, but rather an attitude to maintain. - Gary Hopkins
I am going to concentrate on what's important in life. I'm going to strive everyday to be a kind and generous and loving person. I'm going to keep death right here, so that anytime I even think about getting angry at you or anybody else, I'll see death and I'll remember. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Always strive to aim for the highest peak of the goals in life you have set, this way if you manage to reach even half way toward a goal, landing in the middle is not such a bad place to end up. - Victoria Addino
Strive like a seed to grow - Rajesh Walecha
Don't strive to be beautiful from the outside, strive to be beautiful from the inside. Surface beauty will fade through time and age, but beauty from the heart, however, will never fade. - Emily Eaton
When you come up a bit short on excellence, you still win. When you strive for perfect, you’re just never quite good enough. - Dawn Gluskin
All leaders strive to turn their followers into children. - Eric Hoffer
You don't want to just get by, you want to get ahead. You don't want to settle for mediocrity, you want to strive for greatness. You don't want to get lost in the crowd, you want to stand out and lead the charge. Pushing the limits of your potential isn't easy, but it will be worth it. - Michael J. Schiemer
It's good to be contented but it's better to strive harder. - Mari Mar Manuel
Stop comparing yourself to others. Always strive to improve yourself to become better today than you were yesterday to serve those around you and the world. - Roy T. Bennett
The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it or to escape what is bad in it but we will escape it only by adding something better to it. - Wendell Berry
Without failing at one thing, there won't be an opportunity to try again, learn and grow. Life isn't static but dynamic. Learn to embrace whatever situation you may face and strive to overcome. Believe in yourself, knowing your best is yet to come. - Kemi Sogunle
There's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple: If the ill spirit have so fair a house, Good things will strive to dwell with 't. - William Shakespeare
Strive for excellence, not perfection. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
When you strive to possess, there is always a reward waiting for you both in heaven and on earth. - Sunday Adelaja
Do not be satisfied by just getting what you need, strive and work harder to get what you want. - Auliq Ice
Your actions are viewed by observers through prisms shaped by their own interpretations, and sometimes misinterpretations. All you can do is strive to be your best self. Let the chips fall where they may. - Cathryn Louis
In all things... .strive for perfection - settle for excellence - Jeff Dixon - Storming the Kingdom
You are the community now. Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up. - Gautama Buddha
The prospect of death is nature's way of encouraging us to strive for greatness. - Antonio Kowatsch
You have two choices in life: you can dissolve into the mainstream or you can be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different. To be different, you must strive to be what no one else but you can be. - Alan Ashley-Pitt
Such was the code: Strive for victory, but never seem to be self-involved. - H.W. Brands
When happiness is liked by me and others equally, what is so special about me that I should strive after happiness only for myself? - Śāntideva
You strive hard to become a better version of your previous self. Never make the fallacy of thinking that you know everything. - Avijeet 'Musafir' Das
Dear Young Black Males, Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are. Always believe in yourself, even if nobody else does. Strive to be self-motivated! - Stephanie Lahart
Some strive to make themselves great. Others help others see and find their own greatness. It's the latter who really enrich the world we live in - Rasheed Ogunlaru
We work hard for the things we want, we compromise, we amend, we persevere, we stay believing, we show commitment. We strive! Later we will see the results - Tshepang Sharon Koji
[Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner belonged to] that small army of brave people who made it their duty, without thought of themselves or hope or expectation of reward, to strive for unpopular causes.[ on the death of noted freethinker and peace advocate Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner] - Chapman Cohen
Most often a country is poor when its educational system is poor and individuals do not strive to become educated. - Debasish Mridha
I must fling myself down and writhe; I must strive with every piece of force I possess; I bruise and batter myself against the floor, the walls; I strain and sob and exhaust myself, and begin again, and exhaust myself again; but do I feel pain? Never. How can I feel pain? There is no place for it. - Harry Houdini
No matter what you do always strive to be the best. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
As hard as we strive, man remains a perfect imperfect being. - Auliq-Ice
Get to know everything is impossible, but we should to strive for this. - Anastasia Novyh "Allatra"
If you're going to do something, strive to do it better than anyone else. Do it all the way. If you're going to half-ass it, why bother? - Ashly Lorenzana
Strive to have the faith of a child; endeavour to have the wisdom of an elder. - Matshona Dhliwayo
From today onwards, I am going to strive for the greatest purity of soul, that the rays of God's grace may be reflected in all their brilliance. - St. Faustina Kowalska
If you want relief from pain just strive to touch more of every part of life. - Bryant McGill
It is not possible to fight beyond your strength, even if you strive. - Homer
Beauty is not only a terrible thing, it is also a mysterious thing. There God and the Devil strive for mastery, and the battleground is the heart of men.
It is human, to want to feel connected with others, to strive for a sense of belonging.Yet the ultimate hack is to belong with yourself.Once you belong within,You belong with all. - Reshan Pillai
You don't have to strive to be right, because you of faith are made right. - Deborah Brodie
Dream, believe, strive, achieve. - Debasish Mridha
I believe that Gandhi’s views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil. - Albert Einstein
Where there's love, gossip won't strive or thrive. - Kemi Sogunle
Take man's most fantastic invention- God. Man invents God in the image of his longings, in the image of what he wants to be, then proceeds to imitate that image, vie with it, and strive to overcome it. - Eric Hoffer
Dreams take us to levels we would otherwise be afraid to strive for.
Strive to be a person of character not a person of power. - Debasish Mridha
Great men don't strive for greatness, theysimply do great works. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Complexity in life is to do with coming out of comfort zone, taking no risk is risk of all you take. Strive for more, either you end up with victory or a lesson to victory! - Praveen Chenna
Seeds strive to become plants by forcing their way through the soil. We can learn from this and push through the struggles we face in life. If they can survive, we can do much more. Keep pushing and pressing forward. Your best is yet to come! - Kemi Sogunle
Jiu Jitsu gives me an ideal to strive toward. Technical mastery lies on an infinite continuum and completion of this skill is impossible. Every time I train I have something that I can improve upon, and this will hold true for each and every training session that lies between me and my grave. - Chris Matakas
Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation. - Albert Einstein
When both partners strive for a marriage that honours and pleases God, they can be assured of an everlasting joy and peace. - Gugu Mona
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
In this life we get only those things for which we hunt, for which we strive, and for which we are willing to sacrifice. - George Matthew Adams
In situation, we must adapt, survive and strive. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Paradise does not exist, but we must nonetheless strive to be worthy of it. - Jules Renard
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. . . to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations. - Abraham Lincoln
I always strive to create a setting that leaves the readers' imagination room to roam. That way, every reader sees the story through their own eyes. - P.S. Bartlett
It is human nature to strive. - Temple Grandin
A true artist removes his heart willingly, allows constructive criticism to stomp it, then puts it back—bruised and aching—as he continues to strive for excellence due to the all-consuming obsession and love for his art. - H.G. Mewis
Always strive to stay on top even when all the chips are down. - Abdulazeez Henry Musa
Aspire for progress, hunger for success, and strive for greatness. - Jon Weberg
Working with children with autism has provided me with an opportunity to see the world in a different way. I see them strive to overcome obstacles and persevere, and learn to persevere myself. They are my inspiration.
I rather now strive to reach rather than wait to receive! - Jonathan Anthony Burkett
The experience of history should lead us to hope and strive to make the world better, not to despair and resign ourselves to fate. - Alan Beattie
In proportion as we endeavor to live according to the guidance of reason, shall we strive as much as possible to depend less on hope, to liberate ourselves from fear, to rule fortune, and to direct our actions by the sure counsels of reason. - Baruch Spinoza
Reckless behavior, particularly in young boys, may be the uncontrolled expression of a legitimate, even Godly, desire to strive after great and noble deeds. And when the desire for adventure follows a God-honoring course, exciting things can happen. - Hal and Melanie Young
You can strive in life with courage, faith and hope. - Lailah Gifty Akita
We all struggle in some way or another. So it's on us to work hard, and strive towards a better and healthy life. - Jonathan Anthony Burkett
True happiness isn't something that is achieved only once and continues; it is something we must strive for again and again. - Terry Lander
Sex is my practice. It's where I always strive to be my best self. I try to be as honest as possible, as present as possible, as centered as possible, as kind as possible, as generous as possible without being a doormat. - Nina Hartley
Strength does not come in those times when you hit the mark; it comes in those times when you strive to but miss. - Deborah Brodie
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