Super Quotes #23 ― Having a dream, little by little, and character > reputation.
Having a dream (Paulo Coelho), little by little (Buddha), and character > reputation (John Wooden).
“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Most of life is spent on the journey, not at the destination. So you’ve got to embrace and have fun with it. Think of it this way: by being on the journey pursuing your dreams, you’ll always have something to look forward to!
“Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.”
— Buddha, Religious Teacher
To build yourself into a strong, wise, and good person takes a lot of time and effort. But you don’t need grand achievements to do it. It’s the little things that count and add up big over time.
Strive to do your best at all times, even with the little stuff. Eventually, it’ll all stack up to greatness.
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
— John Wooden, American Basketball Coach
People can see and hear your reputation, but they experience and remember your character.
You can fake or hide your reputation from others, but you can never fake or hide your character from yourself.
A great character can build a great reputation, but a great reputation can never build a great character.