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Letter "M" » mastery
«Ah, mastery... what a profoundly satisfying feeling when one finally gets on top of a new set of skills... and then sees the light under the new door those skills can open, even as another door is closing.»
«If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.»
«Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and domination are synonymous with manliness.»
«An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.»
Author: Henri Matisse
, rhythm and
, their own language
«Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear»
«If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem wonderful at all.»
«And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.»
«And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.»
«Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.»
Author: Albert Einstein
, mountain climbing
, The Connection
, the point
«All of your scholarship, all your study of Shakespeare and Wordsworth would be vain if at the same time you did not build your character and attain mastery over your thoughts and your actions»