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Positive Quotes about Tasks

Let these Tasks quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Related topics: Wisdom Values Psychology Philosophy Success

Keep busy - with tasks that inspire you,
motivate you, or please you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Manage the remarkable balance between acting
from your heart and close to your gifts
with completing the obligations
that your labor and tasks require of you.
Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you can focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

 

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for power equal to your tasks.
- Phillips Brooks

Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
- Isaac Watts

I believe it is important for people to create a healthy
mental environment in which to accomplish daily tasks.
- Darren L. Johnson

There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.
- David Lloyd George

Ask any athlete: We all hurt at times.
I'm asking my body to go through seven different tasks.
To ask it not to ache would be too much.
- Jackie Joyner-Kersee

I believe that one can indeed work on two or more tasks at once,
but in ways yet to be understood.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Most of the tasks we do are for humans.
For example, a tax calculation is counting numbers
so the government can pull money out from my wallet,
but government consists of humans.
- Yukihiro Matsumoto

Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult,
and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case
that confidence may not fall asleep,
in the other that it may not be dismayed.
- Baltasar Gracian

The speculative part of my work is that these particular cognitive tasks -
ways of thinking analytically -
are tied to nature's laws.
- Edward Tufte

The job of training an Iraqi police force is one of
the most important tasks being undertaken in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
It is also one of the most difficult.
- John Boehner

War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving,
and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers.
- Scott Nearing

Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect
its citizens against violence.
- John Foster Dulles

One of the chief tasks of any dialogue with the Gentile
world is to prove that the distinction between anti-Semitism
and anti-Zionism is not a distinction at all.
- Abba Eban

Fires can't be made with dead embers,
nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men.
Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns
even labor into pleasant tasks.
- James A. Baldwin

One of our most noble political tasks is to open up trust.
- Gustav Heinemann

Even while we busily attend meetings,
contribute money and perform our assigned tasks,
we suspect that we may be helping to create a force
that is inimical to many values we hold dear.
- Robert Shea

In hell there is no other punishment than to begin
over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.
- Andre Gide

Establishing an equilibrium between the Islam of truth
and Islam as an identity is one of the most difficult
tasks of religious intellectuals.
- Abdolkarim Soroush

I don't live in as much fear as I used to.
I'm not afraid of the music business.
Life is too damn short.
I know what's important, and the tasks are very clear.
- Kathy Mattea

Old age is ready to undertake tasks that youth shirked
because they would take too long.
- W. Somerset Maugham

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little
tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great
whole of life dawn on you.
- Phillips Brooks

Americans are rising to the tasks of history,
and they expect the same of us.
- George W. Bush

Speech sounds cannot be understood, delimited,
classified and explained except in the light of the
tasks which they perform in language.
- Roman Jakobson

Those who produce should have, but we know that those who produce the most -
that is,
those who work hardest, and at the most difficult and most menial tasks,
have the least.
- Eugene V. Debs

One of your tasks is to separate the "personal" from the "substantive."
The two can become confused,
especially if someone rubs the President wrong.
- Donald Rumsfeld

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers,
but for powers equal to our tasks,
to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door
of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
- Helen Keller

Although I know a lot of the previous shuttle flights,
in theory, had their tasks laid out;
but there were still some changes that came along for them.
- Linda M. Godwin

We cannot perform our tasks to the best of our power,
unless we think well of our own capacity.
- William Godwin

Society needs people who can manage projects in addition
to handling individual tasks.
- Marilyn vos Savant

For one human being to love another;
that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks,
the ultimate, the last test and proof,
the work for which all other work is but preparation.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

The death of Mrs.
Lincoln was a serious loss to her husband and children.
Abraham's sister Sarah was only eleven years old,
and the tasks and cares of the little household were
altogether too heavy for her years and experience.
- John George Nicolay

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to
collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work,
but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The men who have guided the destiny of the United States
have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees.
This private unity of public men and their God is an
enduring source of reassurance for the people of America.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

If an educational act is to be efficacious,
it will be only that one which tends to help toward
the complete unfolding of life.
To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid
the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks.
- Maria Montessori

Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand
the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can
perform superbly some of the same external tasks as
conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time.
- Thomas Nagel

My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive
tasks and principles are tied to nature's laws,
these tasks and principles are indifferent to language,
culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided.
- Edward Tufte

Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic;
powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks.
They are also a means to terrible destruction in the
hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war.
- Pierre Curie

I do believe that there are some universal cognitive
tasks that are deep and profound -
indeed,
so deep and profound that it is worthwhile to understand
them in order to design our displays in accord with those tasks.
- Edward Tufte

It's a story of little girls who are pressed into working in sweat shops in games,
who spend all day doing repetitive grinding tasks like making shirts,
which are then converted into gold and sold on eBay.
- Cory Doctorow

Mankind will never win lasting peace so long as men
use their full resources only in tasks of war.
While we are yet at peace, let us mobilize the potentialities,
particularly the moral and spiritual potentialities,
which we usually reserve for war.
- John Foster Dulles

Quantum computation is...
a distinctively new way of harnessing nature...
It will be the first technology that allows useful
tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes.
- David Deutsch

We all join the President in applauding the sacrifices
made by our brave men and women in uniform.
But we must continue to provide them the tools they
need to accomplish the difficult tasks they face.
- Dick Durbin

This means that they are bound by law and custom to
plough the fields of their masters,
harvest the corn, gather it into barns,
and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay,
cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind.
- Jean Froissart

Our bodies must always be wherever that struggle and
the moment we forget that,
the moment we become lazy, the moment we sit back,
then then the evil ones do their ordained tasks to us.
- William Kunstler

I much preferred the approach at the anarchist camp,
with its shared tasks and collective responsibilities.
Everyone played their part.
There was no division between workers and consumers.
- John Blair

It's hard now to imagine that kind of travel and the
daily tasks they simply took for granted.
If a wagon axle broke, you had to stop and carve a new one.
To cross a river, you sometimes had to build a raft.
- James Houston

We must also win really sufficient and,
above all, practical, guarantees for the freedom of
the seas and for the further fulfillment of our economic
and political tasks throughout the world.
- Bernhard von Bulow

The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical
feats nor intellectual achievements,
but moral acts: to return love for hate,
to include the excluded, and to say,
"I was wrong".
- Sydney J. Harris

And I think one of the tasks that I always feel is
how to get that vision out of them.
Not exactly what they want, but what they want to accomplish
for themselves or their community or their family.
- Lawrence Halprin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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