Each generation doubtless feels called upon to reform the world. Mine knows that it will not reform it, but its task is perhaps even greater. It consists in preventing the world from destroying itself.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.
The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral. His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department for the Commander in Chief and the country.
It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task.
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
When someone does a small task beautifully, their whole environment is affected by it.
A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.
I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever.
To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator.
The first scholarly edition of Magna Carta was published by the eminent jurist William Blackstone. It was not an easy task. There was no good text available.