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Task Quotes

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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

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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

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

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 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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious,
to investigate the subsoil of the mind.
- Henri Bergson

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

Before venturing on so large an undertaking as is involved
in the task I had set myself I consulted a number of
distinguished scholars as to the desirability of such a series.
- James Loeb

To be a good actor...
it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul,
to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the
laborious task that has barely just been finished.
- Sarah Bernhardt

No one would choose to be jerked randomly off task
again and again until you have half a dozen things
you're trying to get done,
all at the same time.
- Marilyn vos Savant

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

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

The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child
does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.
- Maria Montessori

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

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

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

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

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

To maintain one's individuality, integrity,
and true personality in the theatre is a big task.
- Cyril Cusack

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

Always render more and better service than is expected of you,
no matter what your task may be.
- Og Mandino

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

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

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity.
But we now face a task for which we have little experience,
the task of surviving prosperity.
- Alan Gregg

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
- William James

Government is inherently incompetent,
and no matter what task it is assigned,
it will do it in the most expensive and inefficient way possible.
- Charley Reese

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

We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong
process of keeping abreast of change.
And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
- Peter Drucker

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

You know, sometimes I get moments of inspiration when
I'm writing something and then the task seems so daunting
that it just kind of scares me away.
- Adam Pascal

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

To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye,
nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task.
- William Congreve

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

I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in
that which is not a difficult achievement.
- Ovid

A person experiences life as
something separated from the rest -
a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.
Our task must be to free ourselves
from this self-imposed prison,
and through compassion,
to find the reality of Oneness.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

The more disastrous the mishaps the simpler the reviewing task.
- Donal Henahan

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

The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with
our life gives it the appearance of being infinite.
- Franz Kafka

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

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

Nonetheless, I sense that it will be the task of the
future to somehow synthesize the sheer diversity of
our present resources into a more organic and well-ordered procedure.
- George Crumb

The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully.
And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can.
- William Feather

We work n the dark - we do what we can -
we give what we have.
Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task.
The rest is the madness of art.
- Henry James

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

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

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

A President's hardest task is not to do what is right,
but to know what is right.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self,
and it is a task no longer; it is joy;
it is art.
- Bliss Carman

There's no bigger task than protecting the homeland of our country.
- George W. Bush

The first task of the association must therefore be
to form the young members.
- Adam Weishaupt

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

If architecture had nothing to do with art,
it would be astonishingly easy to build houses,
but the architect's task - his most difficult task -
is always that of selecting.
- Arne Jacobsen

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 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


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