Lillian Gish

When I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather. Later he played my father and finally my husband. If he had lived, I'm sure I would have played his mother. That's the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older.

Capital which overreaches for profits, labor which overreaches for wages, or a public which overreaches for bargains will all destroy each other. There is no salvation for us on that road.

There's a man in the world who is never turned down, wherever he chances to stray; he gets the glad hand in the populous town, or out where the farmers make hay; he's greeted with pleasure on deserts of sand, and deep in the aisles of the woods; wherever he goes there's a welcoming hand. He's the man who delivers the goods.

The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly exceed them.

Nothing worthwhile ever happens quickly and easily. You achieve only as you are determined to achieve ... and as you keep at it until you have achieved.

Herbert Kaufman

Spurts don't count. The final score makes no mention of a splendid start if the finish proves that you were an also-ran.

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterdays by our today, to do our work with more force than ever before.

My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against; with.

Abba Eban

You can't achieve anything without getting in someone's way. You can't be detached and effective.


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