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Striving

Total Quotes : 95
Perfect Standard

I believe you have to keep the theological standard high; the Lord said, 'Be perfect,' and the leaders have to be striving for that standard with all there is in them.

- Adrian Rogers

I Am Doubt

Without any doubt, I am striving for power.

- Alexei Navalny

Happy Toronto

I grew up a happy kid in Toronto. I've never suffered. I've never even had a real job! But I understand sadness and striving, and those two things tie into all the roles that I've played.

- Alison Pill

Leading Solving

The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men. But the striving, which at present has become so insistent, cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace, or solving all disputes among nations.

- Alva Myrdal

Life Sometimes

Striving is exhausting. Sometimes I do say things like, 'I wish I were not quite this driven to be excellent.' It's not a comfortable life. It's not relaxed. I'm not relaxed as a person. I mean, I'm not unhappy. But... it's the opposite of being comfortable.

- Angela Duckworth

Sometimes Cold

If one comes across sometimes as being cold or brusque, it's simply because I'm striving for the best.

- Anna Wintour

Maybe Tenderness

There should be a democracy of voices in literature. There are people who live with a kind of striving and with a certain kind of tenderness - it's not an unusual thing - and maybe that's not written about enough.

- Anne Michaels

My Life Been

My goal was to become the best dancer in the world and, because I started late, I always had this feeling I was playing catch-up, so I've been a bit of a maniac most of my life, sort of striving.

- Anton du Beke

Deep Least

If you want to be the best, you can't take the path of least resistance. Every morning, you wake up, and your mind tells you it's too early, and your body tells you you're a little too sore, but you've got to look deep within yourself and know what you want and what you're striving for.

- Antonio Brown

Through Though

Nothing good ever happens by itself - it is achieved through striving, though this sometimes bears a high price.

- Antonio Munoz Molina

Immortality

Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life.

- Arianna Huffington

Life Explain

I just think that with music, it's kind of like life, and so the people you work with, you generally develop a relationship. You don't have to try to explain things. You just know. It's like you're in the band together and striving for the same goal.

- Ariel Rechtshaid

Give Athletes

That is what great athletes can do: they give us a model of striving for human perfection.

- Armstrong Williams

Hope Anything

I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.

- Arthur Ashe

Injustice Though

Today, we seem to be striving towards injustice, applauding it as though it's a worthy dream, made sacred by the caste system.

- Arundhati Roy

Love Country

Conservatism is rooted in preservation; progressivism advances alteration. These are different love languages. These languages turn on your view of change itself: When you think of America, do you see a country struggling to be maintained or one striving to be made better?

- Charles M. Blow

Away Maybe

I want them to come away with discovering the music inside them. And not thinking about themselves as jazz musicians, but thinking about themselves as good human beings, striving to be a great person and maybe they'll become a great musician.

- Charlie Haden

Next Randy

The writers that I aspire to, like Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman, they'll tell you that the work gets harder, not easier. And they set that bar for us where we're always striving to do something better than the last time, whether it's the next song or just the next line.

- Christopher Cross

Reach I Think

I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved something, then there's nothing left for you to work towards. I want to believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire life striving to reach the top of it.

- Cicely Tyson

I Think Interact

From a climbing standpoint, gravity is the adversary. You and your fellow humans are striving together to get to the same place at the same time. And I think that's a really good way for humans to interact.

- Conrad Anker

Race Making

That's what we're striving for, making us a contender in every race.

- Dale Earnhardt

Better Future Pay

Keep working and saving and striving for a better future for your children, and for their children, even if you won't be around to see it pay off.

- David Robinson

Will Bring

Whatever course you have chosen for yourself, it will not be a chore but an adventure if you bring to it a sense of the glory of striving.

- David Sarnoff

Culture Feature

The second fundamental feature of culture is that all culture has an element of striving.

- Johan Huizinga

Perfect I Think

I don't think anyone, no matter what, can find perfect happiness until they understand exactly who they are and how every little thing they do can affect the world around them. I think perfect happiness would be a world where everyone is constantly striving to understand everyone else.

- John Corey Whaley

Other Within

Judges have to have the humility to recognize that they operate within a system of precedent, shaped by other judges equally striving to live up to the judicial oath.

- John Roberts

Unattainable Even

Perfection is worth striving for, even if it is ultimately unattainable in this life.

- Joseph B. Wirthlin

Process Falling

I often wrangle with myself as an actor, and wrestle with the process. In striving for authenticity I often have the feeling I am falling short.

- Juliet Stevenson

Work Always

In my work, I'm always striving to be as honest as possible.

- Juliette Lewis

Young Often

How often do you see young actors playing scholars? Or striving to be intellectuals, you know? It's not that often.

- Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Law Historic

After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land.

- Barack Obama

My Life Plane

My life changed completely. It's crazy now. It's kind of gone from striving and wondering and being confused and being lost to just feeling like the most blessed person in the world - just happy to wake up every day, happy to get on a plane every time. Just couldn't be happier with life, really.

- Becky Lynch

Play Ringo

Listen to the Beatles' 'Things We Said Today.' Ringo Starr does not play a fill in the entire song. It doesn't need it. 'A Day In the Life' has gorgeous fills, but there, the song needs it. When I play on any record, I'm striving to get where Ringo is. You play what doesn't take you out of the song.

- Benmont Tench

Best Line

If we are striving, if we are working, if we are trying, to the best of our ability, to improve day by day, then we are in the line of our duty.

- Heber J. Grant

Think Approval

Many people think of perfectionism as striving to be your best, but it is not about self-improvement; it's about earning approval and acceptance.

- Brene Brown

Shield Same Thing

Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth; it's a shield.

- Brene Brown

Approval Phony

People striving for approval from others become phony.

- Ichiro Suzuki

Syria Heroic

I salute all the nations of the Arab Spring and I salute the heroic people of Syria who are striving for freedom, democracy and reform.

- Ismail Haniyeh

Prove Discarded

I am more fond of achieving than striving. My theories must prove to be facts or be discarded as worthless. My efforts must soon be crowned with success, or discontinued.

- Carolyn Wells

Imagine Which

Every dude in your high school wasn't striving to be the best poet because then he'd get all the girls, right? But you could imagine a society in which that were the case.

- Chad Harbach

Middle Class

Cultural dominance of middle-class norms prevail in middle-class schools with a teacher teaching toward those standards and with students striving to maintain those standards.

- James S. Coleman

Celebrity Sure

I'm not striving for fame, that's for sure. I don't particularly like the idea of celebrity. I would like to be successful with my music, so I realise that there's a balance to be made there.

- Jamie Lawson

Kind Baghdad

It's so jarring to go from Baghdad to Cambridge, to go from a place where people are fighting and striving and dying to a place where the biggest concern is what kind of cheese to put in your sandwich.

- Dexter Filkins

Mind Need

I have that thing in my stomach where I just need to keep striving for things. In my mind, I want the fairy tale.

- January Jones

College Lucky

A budget should be judged by whether it creates a foundation for the success of American working families striving to buy a house, or to send their kids to college, or to save a little for retirement and, if they're lucky, a vacation.

- Jeff Merkley

Dead Celebrities

There are popular celebrities, there are unpopular celebrities and then there are the walking dead. You know the walking dead when you see them: they look like Mel Gibson, still striving for drunken charm in an L.A. County mug shot, after getting picked up on a DWI charge that included anti-semitic slurs directed at the police.

- Jeffrey Kluger

Still Very

I feel very blessed to have the support I have and to have the fans that I have. I'm still striving to make it every day.

- Jeremy Scott

Some Very

A lot of recent comic book adaptations have gone two ways: either they're striving for some kind of realism, like 'Iron Man' or 'The Dark Knight,' or they're very stylised and gritty, like 'Sin City' and '300.'

- Edgar Wright

Deal Appropriate

In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures.

- Edward de Bono

Joy Jewel

Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize.

- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Young Cities

I met a number of young, striving, enterprising people in cities like Aligarh and Hubli. But the mental landscape of these towns is out of sync with their reality. Many of these towns are hellholes.

- Karan Mahajan

Career Looked

I've never looked at my career as something that I was striving to get to one position or another. For me, it was one step at a time.

- Karen Katz

Happy Own

I find that music makes people just sit and listen, firstly. Then, they seem to interpret their own emotions with the music and it makes them ponder their own life a lot. And then they start to question: Am I happy in my work? Am I happy in my relationships? What am I striving for?

- Enya

Deal Which

I do write about people who are complex and are striving with something and can't quite get past their own stuff, which would be a proxy for myself because that's what the deal is with me.

- Eric Bogosian

Better Nation

America is nation of people striving to make life better for themselves and for their families.

- Kevin McCarthy

Olympic Giving Up

The torch relay is an excellent embodiment of all that the Olympic Games have come to symbolise - a celebration of the human spirit. Personally to me, it represents striving to be the best in whatever we do, never giving up despite the odds, and a commitment to health and fitness.

- Lakshmi Mittal

Some Drop

You have to find something that you want to accomplish, that you want to achieve. You want to drop 15 pounds. You want to be able to run four miles. There has to be some goal that you set for yourself and, after you've reached that goal, you set a new one. You always have to be shooting for something, striving for something.

- Larry Fitzgerald

Words Know

I don't know if I'm striving for anything that I can put into words.

- Fred Frith

Average Fact

Mutual funds dare to be average. In fact, they dare to be lousy. They have long since ceased striving for anything resembling perfection when it comes to managing your money.

- Gary Weiss

Country Very

I really bristle when I get called to events and people introduce me as one of the top black anchors in the country. You know, that's very insulting. I'm striving to be one of the best anchors in the country. Handcuff me like that. What you're saying is, 'You're black. You should only expect to rise to the level of the best at being black.'

- Lester Holt

Like Everybody

I feel like I made it already, because I got already what everybody on the corners of the neighborhood I grew up in is striving to get.

- Lloyd Banks

Fighting Been

Whether it has been supporting Corby's new free school, or fighting for the truth on the Cube overspend and land development deals, or striving to protect the East Northamptonshire countryside, in my work as the local MP I have always been struck, as I said in my maiden speech, by the pride people have in our area.

- Louise Mensch

Lives Accordance

Let our lives be in accordance with our convictions of right, each striving to carry out our principles.

- Lucretia Mott

Love Feel

I love all of my books. They were labors of love; I was striving to create something well done, and I do feel I succeeded.

- Lynn Flewelling

Clinging Our

At Tencent, we may be businessmen, but we are still chasing our IT, our science. We are still striving to create something really cool, trying to create things we couldn't even imagine without our new technologies. I am still clinging to this enthusiasm.

- Ma Huateng

Death Medical

As a medical doctor, I have known the face of adversity. I have seen much of death and dying, suffering and sorrow. I also remember the plight of students overwhelmed by their studies and of those striving to learn a foreign language. And I recall the fatigue and frustration felt by young parents with children in need.

- Russell M. Nelson

Down Turn

I get this adrenaline rush from just going down the course and feeling like I made a really great turn and I'm going to do it again and again and again. That feeling can't be replaced, and that's the feeling I'm striving to get every time I go out there.

- Mikaela Shiffrin

Himself Than

Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself.

- Thomas a Kempis

Always More

By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward.

- Mikhail Bakunin

Matter Feel

I like to be able to control which players I'm working with. Because it doesn't matter how good a coach you are if the guys you're working with think they already know it all. You need a response, you need to feel they're trying. I want players who are always striving to improve.

- Gordon Strachan

Always Players

I want players who are always striving to improve.

- Gordon Strachan

Work Very

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.

- Pope Paul VI

Tell Cares

Striving to tell his woes, words would not come; For light cares speak, when mighty griefs are dumb.

- Samuel Daniel

Wealth Away

America's wealth comes from the efforts of people striving for success. Take away their incentive with badmouthing success and you take away the wealth that helps us take care of the needy.

- Thomas Peterffy

Artist Vary

The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.

- Marc Chagall

Religious Always

The American Dream has always focused on building a better life for yourself and your family, striving for success, and even fleeing from religious prosecution.

- Marc Veasey

Law Tell

There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.

- Sean O'Casey

Mistakes Very

Ballet, there's a right way to do things, and it's black and white, and it's all striving for perfection. Acting is not that way. It's very gray, and the messier you can be, the better. The mistakes that you make are the gold and the beautiful stuff.

- Margaret Qualley

Personality Me

I probably do have an obsessive personality, but striving for perfection has served me well.

- Tom Ford

Character Builds

People striving, being knocked down and coming back... this is what builds character in a man.

- Tom Landry

Face Her

The lily and the rose in her fair face striving for precedence.

- Nathaniel Parker Willis

Sadness Measuring

In 1982, I wrote in my diary that life is motion, not joy. If the way you measure success in life is by how much joy it brings you, you're measuring inaccurately. Life is also sadness, defeat, striving. It is many things.

- Mario Cuomo

Woman Hands

If you're gay and you can't hold hands, or you're black and you can't catch a taxi, or you're a woman and you can't go into the park, you are aware there's a menace. That's costly on a psychic level. The world should be striving to make all its members secure.

- Tony Kushner

Pursuing Feels

I miss the physicality of drumming. There's immediateness about it that I'm always striving for in my acting. Maybe I'm in the wrong profession. I certainly wish I could spend more time pursuing music. It feels like a part of me I'm neglecting.

- Trevor St. John

Own Hoped

I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had. And just, I'm sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled.

- Sigourney Weaver

Achieve Some

I beat myself up the whole time because I'm striving for something I'll basically never achieve. I portray this image of confidence, of arrogance, and it's not really me. I'm never satisfied, and I'm never content. It means I'm a bit of a mess some of the time.

- Victoria Pendleton

Always Been

I have always been guided by striving to show the best that I could. That is what kept me going in tennis and it is the same now.

- Steffi Graf

Father Game

There are so many aspects of the game that you can work on - you can drive it father, you can drive it straighter, you can hit your irons higher and more consistently, you can get better with your wedges, and you can always putt better. There's never an end to that striving to get better in golf.

- Matt Kuchar

Work More

A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.

- W. E. B. Du Bois

Politics Means

Politics means striving to share power or striving to influence the distribution of power, either among states or among groups within a state.

- Max Weber

Indifference Laws

We are born knowing nothing and with much striving we learn but a little; yet all the while we are bound by laws that hearken to no plea of ignorance, and measure out their rewards and punishments with calm indifference.

- Paul Elmer More

Overpaid

Aren't we all striving to be overpaid for what we do?

- Will Ferrell

Always Which

I'm trying to be more organized, put together, and be more kind to myself. I'm really hard on myself and really just self-critical and always striving for this perfection which doesn't exist.

- Taylour Paige

World Tendency

Man's striving for order, of which art is but one manifestation, derives from a similar universal tendency throughout the organic world; it is also paralleled by, and perhaps derived from, the striving towards the state of simplest structure in physical systems.

- Rudolf Arnheim

Happiness Absence

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.

- Zhuangzi