By Bela Karolyi
A beautiful life does not just happen, it is built daily by prayer, humility, sacrifice, and hard work.
My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
It is too much to hope that I shall keep up my success. I don’t ask for that. All I shall do is my best – and hope.
Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
We can come to look upon the deaths of our enemies with as much regret as we feel for those of our friends, namely, when we miss their existence as witnesses to our success.
To hope is to wait for things to come to you. To dream is part of the process of setting goals and then striving to achieve them. You first must dream of doing things before you can do them.
The road to success is always under construction.
Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.
Every day I play golf, that’s my goal. To break 70 the other way. To shoot 70 or better.
I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
The goal of the human soul is conquest, perfection, security, superiority.
The style of life is a unity because it has grown out of the difficulties of early life and out of the striving for a goal.
The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.
No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma – but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.
God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.
I remember every goal I’ve scored!
There’s really no secret to success. You make your own success.