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" The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight ; But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. "
The complete poetical works [&c.]. - Page 144
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1864
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Success Is Just 6 Steps Away

Dinesh K. Vohra - Self-culture - 2004 - 168 pages
...Appreciating things when they are well done. CHAPTER 5 LEADERSHIP: WHAT MAKES A GOOD LEADER? The height by great men reached and kept Were not attained by...companions ' slept, Were toiling upward in the night. Longfellow In 1981, Jack Welch took over as the youngest chairman of General Electric (GE). GE...
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The Angel Came at Dawn

R. V. Williams - Fiction - 2005 - 136 pages
...for excellence. She loved to refer to a poem, or just a verse. One of her often used examples was: The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not...But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upwards in the night. IV Lastly, not all of the anecdotes in this book are in my memory. But since...
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A Studied Impression of That Which Is

R. Garner Brasseur - History - 2006 - 499 pages
...we sacrifice yet another night-of-opportunity to thought and preparation? Longfellow put it thusly, "The heights by great men reached and kept / Were...companions slept / Were toiling upward in the night." Pilgrim Confronts Reality The Here and Now My first vague impression of this world, was that of being...
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Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

Larry Chang - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2006 - 817 pages
...talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. ~ Thomas Powell Buxton, 1786-1845 ~ The heights by great men reached and kept Were not...companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882 ~ You are not judged by the height you have risen, but from...
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Naturalist

Edward O. Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 394 pages
...Reach high, strive long and hard toward honorable goals, and keep ever in mind Longfellow's invocation: The heights by great men reached and kept, were not...companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. Insect Life To obtain' I found something else the public schools never offered, a ladder of education...
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Heroes and Contemporaries

Jonathan Aitken - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 320 pages
...inspiration. I soon lost count of the number of times I heard him declaim these lines by Henry Longfellow: The heights by great men reached and kept Were not...companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. Not every night at Stour was toilsomely productive. Like most members of Randolph's circle, I quickly...
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The Recruiting Guide to Investment Banking

Jerilyn J. Castillo, Peter J. McAniff - Financial planners - 2006 - 258 pages
...never know when you may need to cross them again. PART II LIFE FOR A JUNIOR BANKER The Hours CHAPTER 7 The heights by great men reached and kept were not...companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There is no such thing as a typical day in investment banking. In fact,...
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Steadfast Journey Towards Greatness

Doeford Shirley - Religion - 2006 - 136 pages
...are: "Good, better, best, never let it rest, until you get your good better and your better best" and, "The heights by great men reached and kept were not...while their companions slept, were toiling upward through the night." My eldest daughter, Melanie, now a practicing attorney, called me late one night...
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Library Daylight: Tracings of Modern Librarianship, 1874-1922

Rory Litwin - History - 2010 - 248 pages
...Beneath our feet, if we would gain, In the bright fields of fair renown, The right of eminent domain. "Standing on what too long we bore With shoulders... unseen before A path to higher destinies." In closing the chairman spoke of the interest, freedom of discussion, and special value to the young...
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The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership

John Wooden, Steve Jamison - Business & Economics - 2007 - 188 pages
...call industriousness the first and perhaps the most important block in the Pyramid of Success: The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not...companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW The second is an observation whose source is unknown to me but whose...
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