In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.
The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.
My uncle gave me a trumpet, but I loved the Louis Armstrong sound and the Harry James sound and I played by ear and I played always soulful or very direct from the gut.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence.
Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose.
I just think it's important to be direct and honest with people about why you're photographing them and what you're doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul.
Your success in your career will be in direct proportion to what you do after you've done what you are expected to do.
Reason should direct, and appetite obey.
My goal was, and still is, to write first, direct my own stuff whenever possible and control my own creative destiny.
Some people say it's scarier to direct the people you work with; not me, I'm a team guy.
No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.