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This week, I will present some inspirational quotes again, which will hopefully inspire you, dear reader, to reflect on your life and the relations you have with other people.
Often we live one hectic day after the next and forget to sit down and contemplate about what we are doing. Personally, I find it very useful to have some time for myself every evening and reflect on the day and think about my actions, including my planned future actions.
The three topics covered in this list are leadership, success and overcoming failure.
The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.
Theodore T. Hunger
To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Go back a little to leap further.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.
Our greatest glory consist not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.
Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.
James A. Froude
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
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About the Author: Sebastian Müller was born and raised in Leipzig/Germany and moved to England as an adolescent. He is a trained research chemist and geneticist and is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut Curie in Paris/ France working in cancer research. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and is still actively involved at the university today. He is fluent in English, German and French and has many fortés and interests including science, philosophy, linguistics, history, competitive sports such as rowing, fitness and nutrition. He is one of the co-founders of City Connect. He is a freelance writer also drawing from his experience as an author in peer-reviewed scientific journals. "I love writing and putting my thoughts down on paper. The written word to me is one of the most powerful ways of conveying thoughts and initiating discussions."