Adversity is the best way to improve your performance.


Malcolm X, also known as El-Hajj Malek El-Shabazz, was murdered on February 21, 1965.

“There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.”

(unsourced)

Malcolm X, human rights activist (1925-1965)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

FightClub

Advertisements

Adversity is the true measure of your worth.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, in April 1963.

“The ultimate measure of a man [or a player] is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

(On being a good neighbor, Strength to Love, 1963)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist (1929-1968)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

°°°°°°


Comfort and convenience

°


Challenge and controversy

FightClub

By all means possible!

April 29, 2018


American nonviolent strategist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
murdered on April 4, 1968.

“If you can’t fly, run.
If you can’t run, walk.
If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.”

(What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?,
speech to students at Barratt Junior High School,
Philadelphia, October 26, 1967)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist (1929-1968)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

°°°°°°

What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?, by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Short video version
Complete video version

°

About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

https://projects.seattletimes.com/mlk/index.html

°°°°°°


Will you choose Black or White?

White to move. Who will win?

FightClub

A wonderful mistake

April 1, 2018

PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING, THE PHYSICIST WHO SUFFERS FROM MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE.

(Stephen Hawking in 1995. Click to enlarge.)

°

“Next time someone complains that you have made a mistake, tell him that may be a good thing. Because without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.”

(From the science documentary television mini-series
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, 2010)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

FightClub

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Unleash your potential!

February 18, 2018


Max Stirner

“[…] was Du zu sein die Macht hast,
dazu hast Du das Recht.” *

(Der Einzige und sein Eigentum, 2.2.1. Meine Macht, 1844)

°

* “[…] what you have the power to be,
you have the right to.”

(The Unique and Its Property, 2.2.1. My Power, 1844)

Max Stirner, German philosopher and anarchist theorist (1806-1856)

°°°°°°

This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

 

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

FightClub

Give future a chance.

December 31, 2017

“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French aviator, writer and poet (1900-1944)

FightClub

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

°°°°°°

3 non-profit organizations (amongst many others) working for a better future:

Don’t be fooled!

December 3, 2017


Mikhail Chigorin (on the right) vs. Siegbert Tarrasch (on the left) in Berlin, 1905

“Mistrust is the most necessary characteristic of the chess [abalone] player.”

Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess champion (1862-1934)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

°°°°°°

    FOOLED!   NOT FOOLED!

(click on the smileys to see the possible endgames)        .

FightClub