Your Greatest Responsibility In Your Life Is To Be The Best Version Of Yourself

“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”
― Mark Cain

“People think that the opposite of success is failure, but it’s not. Failure is part of the process of success.”
― Randy Gage

“In those things toward which we exerted our best endeavors we succeeded.”
― George S. Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon

“I’d rather be a failure in something that I love than a success in something that I hate.”
― George Burns

“The measure of a society is not only what it does but the quality of its aspirations.”
― Wade Davis

“Your greatest responsibility in your life is to be the best version of yourself. When you feel for what the soul believes that is who you become.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“The library is full of stories of supposed triumphs which makes me very suspicious of it. It’s misleading for people to read about great successes, since even for middle-class and upper-class white people, in my experience, failure is the norm”
― Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Hocus Pocus

“When Marconi suggested the possibility of wireless transmission of sound (the radio),he was committed to a mental institution. But people like Lincoln, Edison, and Marconi were strongly motivated. So they didn’t give up. They somehow knew that the only real failure is the one from which we learn nothing. They seemed to go on the assumption that there is no failure greater than the failure of not trying, and so they continued to try in the face of repeated failures.”
― John Powell, Will the Real Me Please Stand Up?: 25 Guidelines for Good Communication

“Some false representations contravene the law; some do not. … The sensibilities of no two men are the same. Some would refuse to sell property without carefully explaining all about its merits and defects, and putting themselves in the purchasers’ place and inquiring if he himself would buy under the circumstances. But such men never would be prosperous merchants.”
― Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life