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"Humankind's ladder to God is a ladder of deeds." - Sholem Asch

"Life is a copiously branching bush, continually pruned by the grim reaper of extinction, not a ladder of predictable progress." - Stephen Jay Gould

"You can't climb the ladder of success..." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder." - Anonymous

"Life is a ladder, it's not a bed" - Zig Ziglar

"A man must make of his life a ladder that he never ceases to climb - if you're not rising, you are slipping down the rungs, my friend." - John Shirley

"To lunch with the important ... that should be the daily goal of those for whom life is not a playground but a ladder." - Rose Macaulay

"Freedom is a ladder: one side of the ladder reaches hell, the other side touches heaven. It is the same ladder; the choice is yours." - Rajneesh

"Literacy could be the ladder out of poverty" - Morgan Freeman

"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success" - Stephen Covey

"The ladder of success is never crowded at the top." - Napoleon Hill

"The ladder of success isn't a ladder. It's a series of steps with leaps interspersed along the way." - Seth Godin

"There were periods of my life when a lot of people didn't believe in me. I still had faith in myself. I really had to ask myself life questions. Where do I see myself in five years? Create a ladder for yourself, and walk up the steps. Climb that ladder." - Fergie

"Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall." - Stephen Covey

"The entire life of Jesus isn't the story of somebody climbing up a ladder; it's a picture of someone coming down-a series of demotions. The problem with spending our lives climbing up the ladder is that we will go right past Jesus, for He's coming down." - John Ortberg

"There is no better story in the Old Testament, or perhaps the whole Bible, for depicting the difference between the ladder-defined life and the cross-defined life than that of the Tower of Babel." - Tullian Tchividjian

"The real problem is, people think life is a ladder, and it's really a wheel." - Charles De Lint

"The tragedy of human life consists in our vain attempts to stretch the limits of things which can never become unlimited, to reach the infinite by absurdly adding to the rungs of the ladder of the finite." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Every individual, from the highest to the lowest degree, has his place in the ladder of social life, and around him swirls a little world of interests, composed of stormy passions and conflicting atoms" - Alexandre Dumas

"Climbing Jacob's Ladder is a gutsy, glowing account of one man's encounter with a potent spiritual practice and how it transformed his life. This is a precious book - that rare combination of solid wisdom and good literature." - Larry Dossey

"Arts, crafts and sciences uplift the world of being, and are conducive to its exaltation. Knowledge is as wings to man's life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone." - Baha'u'llah

"Politics, life, and business are not spectator sports. You have to get involved to get ahead. Most importantly, when you reach that level of success, keep the door open and the ladder down for others to follow." - Ron Brown

"I feel very strongly about making work pay, about getting people transitioned from welfare to work. Get people skills they need, help they need, so they can get on the ladder of life." - Paul Ryan

"The true picture of life as it is, if it could be adequately painted, would show men what they are, and how they might rise, not, indeed to perfection, but one step first, and then another on the ladder." - Anthony Trollope

"Better to be at the bottom of a ladder you want to climb than in the middle of some ladder you don't, right?" - Dave Eggers

"Better to be at the bottom of a ladder you want to climb than in the middle of some ladder you do', right?" - Dave Eggers

"The mountain is not something eternally sublime; it has a great historic and spiritual meaning to us. It stands for us as the ladder of life. Nay, more; it is the ladder of the soul and in a curious way the source of religion. From it came the Law, from it came the Gospel in the Sermon of the Mount. We may trul say that the highest religion is the Religion of the Mountain." - Jan Smuts

"People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall." - Thomas Merton

"The right thoughts of the clever man are a ladder which takes you higher places. By climbing these ladders, one day you yourself become such a ladder itself!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"She's the kind of woman who climbed the ladder of success, wrong by wrong." - Mae West

"Talk to him of Jacob's ladder, and he would ask the number of the steps." - Douglas Jerrold

"You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure." - Zig Ziglar

"The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand

"She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong." - Mae West

"The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon." - Thomas Huxley

"Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Men do their hardest work at the bottom of the ladder, not at the top." - William Feather

"A hand up is worthier than one's own fist grasping a higher rung of the ladder." - Doris Grumbach

"They climbed the ladder of learning only to find it leaning against the wrong wall." - Russell M Nelson

"We make a ladder of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot." - Saint Augustine

"I don't believe in that kind of pragmatic career ladder stuff." - Ben Barnes

"I don't even like walking up a ladder; I'm petrified of heights." - Simon Fowler

"I'm not trying to climb a ladder - I'm casting a bit of a net." - Neil Patrick Harris

"Trailer home borrowers, mostly near the bottom of the economic ladder, often default on their loans." - Alex Berenson

"The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the ladder of human thought." - Havelock Ellis

"We make ourselves a ladder out of our vices if we trample the vices themselves underfoot." - Saint Augustine

"We make a ladder for ourselves of our vices, if we trample those same vices underfoot." - Saint Augustine

"Prison is, simply put, the bottom rung of the welfare ladder." - Stephen Reid

"My concentration span is truly that of a gnat. Some people have this ladder, and that's all there is - the ladder. I have the ladder, too, but there's a building around it with scaffolding, and lots of windows for me to peek into. Then suddenly I'll remember, 'Oh, there's the ladder. I should be concentrating on that.'" - Natascha Mcelhone

"Life is a movie, pick your own role, Climb your own ladder or you dig your own hole." - J Cole

"Life isn't a straightforward climb up the ladder. It can take a few slips to really gain perspective." - Kate Jacobs

"We need more good jobs that reward hard work with rising wages, dignity, and a ladder to a better life." - Hillary Clinton

"I thought Big Sur would be a great break after the tour. You'd walk down this rickety ladder to this not-very-pretty beach scene; crashing waves, moss-covered rocks, weird ocean life. It was scary. It summed up alot of things in my life, like 'I should be enjoying this, but I'm not." - Trent Reznor

"The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom." - Anonymous

"Truth is a matter of direct apprehension-you can't climb a ladder of mental concepts to it." - Lawrence Durrell

"Spring is the ultimate genius of the existence and the utter ladder of the lovers ascending to the infinity." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Truth is a matter of direct apprehension - you can't climb a ladder of mental concepts to it." - Lawrence Durrell

"The poor pay more, and that's one of the reasons people get trapped at the bottom of the economic ladder." - Elizabeth Warren

"We want to be special. We want our place in the cosmos to be central. We want evolution-even godless evolution-to have been directed toward us so that we stand at the pinnacle of nature's ladder of progress. Rewind the tape of life and we want to believe that we (Homo Sapiens) would appear again and again. Would we? Probably not." - Michael Shermer

"Gatsby saw that the blocks of the sidewalks really formed a ladder and mounted to a secret place above the trees-he could climb to it, if he climbed alone, and once there he could suck on the pap of life, gulp down the incomparable milk of wonder." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"I"d been part, albeit unwillingly, of making millions of women feel that they are to blame if they cannot manage to rise up the ladder as fast as men and also have a family and an active home life (and be thin and beautiful to boot)." - Anne-Marie Slaughter

"It's incredibly easy to get caught up in an activity trap, in the busy-ness of life, to work harder and harder at climbing the ladder of success only to discover it's leaning against the wrong wall. It is possible to be busy - very busy - without being very effective." - Stephen Covey

"I'd been part, albeit unwillingly, of making millions of women feel that they are to blame if they cannot manage to rise up the ladder as fast as men and also have a family and an active home life (and be thin and beautiful to boot)." - Anne-Marie Slaughter

"If you can't bear to have your face stepped on, don't try to climb the ladder of success." - Evan Esar

"There is only one door, one bridge, one ladder, between earth and heaven - the crucified Son of God." - J C Ryle

"It's sort of the American way to go up and down the ladder, maybe several times in a lifetime." - Martha Stewart

"The business of a general is to kick away the ladder behind soldiers when they have climbed up a height." - Sun Tzu

"In elective politics, it's up or out. You go up the ladder, or you get out of the game." - Edward Brooke

"Midlife is when you reach the top of the ladder and find that it was against the wrong wall." - Joseph Campbell

"Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself" - Albert Einstein

"Each time you decide to grow again, you realize you're starting at the bottom of another ladder." - Ken Rosenthal

"To judge religion we must have it - not stare at it from the bottom of a seemingly interminable ladder." - George Macdonald

"There is perhaps nothing worse than reaching the top of the ladder and discovering that you're on the wrong wall." - Joseph Campbell

"The biggest difficulty in getting to the top of the ladder is getting through the crowd at the bottom." - Bobby Knight

"Be sure that, as you scramble up the ladder of success, it is leaning against the right building." - Stephen Covey

"To judge religion we must have it-not stare at it from the bottom of a seemingly interminable ladder." - George Macdonald

"Some people achieve the top of the ladder and only then realise it was standing against the wrong wall." - Stephen Covey

"No man can climb the ladder of success without first placing his foot on the bottom rung." - James Cash Penney

"Success is about happiness and security, rather than hitting any particular sort of job or rung on the career ladder." - Suw Charman-Anderson

"Upon thy so sore loss Shall shine the traffic of Jacob's ladder Pitched betwixt Heaven and Charing Cross." - Francis Thompson

"There is perhaps nothing worse than reaching the top of the ladder and discovering that you're on the wrong wall." - Joseph Campbell

"I come from the bottom of the ladder. I'm from Norwich. Not many people seem to know about it." - Sam Claflin

"One of the sad truths about leadership is that, the higher up the ladder you travel, the less you know." - Margaret Heffernan

"Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future." - Ed Markey

"I went up to the top of the career ladder and I came down again, I am past all that." - Iain Duncan Smith

"Training for a marathon is much like climbing a ladder. Each ring is a short-term goal that must be met in sequence in order to reach the long-term goal at the top of the ladder." - Richard Benyo

"Some people are at the top of the ladder, some are in the middle, still more are at the bottom, and a whole lot more don't even know there is a ladder." - Robert H Schuller

"As you reach for understanding, you find that your ladder of facts isn't long enough, and you try to extend it by adding a rung of faith. Eventually you see that the task is hopeless, and you put away your ladder of facts and go get a ladder of faith." - Robert Breault

"As you reach for understanding, you find that your ladder of facts is' long enough, and you try to extend it by adding a rung of faith. Eventually you see that the task is hopeless, and you put away your ladder of facts and go get a ladder of faith." - Robert Breault

"As you reach for understanding, you find that your ladder of facts isn't long enough, and you try to extend it by adding a rung of faith. Eventually you see that the task is hopeless, and you put away your ladder of facts and go get a ladder of faith." - Robert Brault

"All that matters in life," the grey man went on, "is to climb the ladder of success, amount to something, own things. When a person climbs higher than the rest, amounts to more, owns more things, everything else comes automatically: friendship, love, respect, et cetera..." "Isn't there anyone who loves you?" Momo whispered." - Michael Ende

"There's many things that you can do with your life. It doesn't necessarily - I think if you're in a creative sphere, or if you're hungry for experience, then those experiences don't necessarily happen like rungs of a ladder or in a linear way." - Cate Blanchett

"If you're climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don't look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don't think you're progressing until you step back and see how high you've really gone." - Donny Osmond

"I have always unswervingly held, that God, in our civilizing world, manifests Himself not in the miracles of biblical age, but in progress. It is progress that leads humanity up the ladder towards the God-head. No Jacob's ladder this, no, but rather Civilization's Ladder, if you will." - David Mitchell

"If I am going up a ladder, and a dog begins to bite at my ankles, I can do one of two things - either turn round and kick out at the it, or simply go on up the ladder. I prefer to go up the ladder!" - Maria Montessori

"The problem with spending your life climbing up the ladder is that you will go right past Jesus, for he's coming down." - John Ortberg

"Sometime in the first billion years, life appeared on the earth's surface. Slowly, the fossil record indicates, living organisms climbed the ladder from simple to more advanced forms." - Robert Jastrow

"If the life-supporting ecosystems of the planet are to survive for future generations, the consumer society will have to dramatically curtail its use of resources - partly by shifting to high-quality, low-input durable goods and partly by seeking fulfillment through leisure, human relationships, and other nonmaterial avenues. We in the consumer society will have to live a technologically sophisticated version of the life-style currently practiced lower on the economic ladder." - Alan Thein Durning

"The foot of the heavenly ladder, which we have got to mount in order to reach the higher regions, has to be fixed firmly in every-day life, so that everybody may be able to climb up it along with us. When people then find that they have got climbed up higher and higher into a marvelous, magical world, they will feel that that realm, too, belongs to their ordinary, every-day life, and is, merely, the wonderful and most glorious part thereof." - E T A Hoffmann

"Individually the disciple and friend of Jesus who has learned to work shoulder to shoulder with his or her Lord stands in this world as a point of contact between heaven and earth, a kind of Jacob's ladder by which the angels of God may ascend from and descend into human life. Thus the disciple stands as an envoy or a receiver by which the kingdom of God is conveyed into every quarter of human affairs." - Dallas Willard

"Individually the disciple and friend of Jesus who has learned to work shoulder to shoulder with his or her Lord stands in this world as a point of contact between heaven and earth, a kind of Jacob's ladder by which the angels of God may ascend from and descend into human life. Thus the disciple stands as an envoy or a receiver by which the kingdom of God is conveyed into every quarter of human affairs." - Dallas Willard

"Haldir had gone on and was now climbing to the high flet. As Frodo prepared to follow him, he laid his hand upon the tree beside the ladder: never before had he been so suddenly and so keenly aware of the feel and texture of a tree's skin and of the life within it. He felt a delight in wood and the touch of it, neither as forester nor as carpenter; it was the delight of the living tree itself." - J R R Tolkien

"Each word of Heraclitus expresses the pride and the majesty of truth, but of truth grasped in intuitions rather than attained by the rope ladder of logic." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Life cannot be classified in terms of a simple neurological ladder, with human beings at the top; it is more accurate to talk of different forms of intelligence, each with its strengths and weaknesses. This point was well demonstrated in the minutes before last December's tsunami, when tourists grabbed their digital cameras and ran after the ebbing surf, and all the 'dumb' animals made for the hills." - Brian Reynolds Myers

"Adventurers tend to prance about the ladder of success, fearing less the sensation of a great fall than the humility of hanging idle." - Mike Caro

"Four Lessons on Life 1. Never take down a fence until you know why it was put up. 2. If you get too far ahead of the army, your soldiers may mistake you for the enemy. 3. Don't complain about the bottom rungs of the ladder; they helped to get you higher. 4. If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm." - Warren W. Wiersbe

"The artist is the lowest form of life on the rung of the ladder. The publishers are usually businessmen who deal with businessmen. They deal with promotional people. They deal with financial people. They deal with accountants. They deal with people who work on higher levels. They deal with tax people, but have absolutely no interest in artists, in individual artists, especially very young artists." - Jack Kirby

"New generations of humans inherit the acquired discoveries of generations past, allowing cosmic insight to accumulate without limit. Each discovery of science therefore adds a rung to a ladder of knowledge whose end is not in sight because we are building the ladder as we go along. As far as I can tell, as we assemble and ascend this ladder, we will forever uncover the secrets of the universe - one by one." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"At the most basic level, the key to ending extreme poverty is to enable the poorest of the poor to get their foot on the ladder of development." - Jeffrey Sachs

"We are members of a strange species that devotes its energies to climbing the ladder of success in order to make money to buy things we don't like." - Laurence J Peter

"From the moment you entered this world of existence, a ladder was put in front of you so you could escape." - Rumi

"Her soul from earth to Heaven lies, Like the ladder of the vision, Wheron go To and fro In ascension and demission, Star-flecked feet of Paradise." - Francis Thompson

"Having worked my way from the bottom of the ladder to the top [of the UN] certainly helped me navigate that complexity, both political and bureaucratic." - Kofi Annan

"St. Augustine! well hast thou said, That of our vices we can frame A ladder, if we will but tread Beneath our feet each deed of shame!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs." - Martin H Fischer

"Saint Augustine! well hast thou said, That of our vices we can frame A ladder, if we will but tread Beneath our feet each deed of shame." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Working 40 hours a week used to mean a minimum standard of living and a foothold on the first rung of the economic ladder to the middle class." - Jackie Speier

"When you're at a public pool or in your friend's backyard, knowing that your kids can get in and out of the water and protect themselves can make all the difference in the world. Something as simple as being able to flip over and get to the ladder can save a life. You can start your kids in lessons as early as you want - it's never too soon." - Summer Sanders

"America's education system has become less a ladder of opportunity than a structure to transmit inequity from one generation to the next." - Nicholas D Kristof

"I think there has to be the sense that once you have climbed the ladder of success, that you don't push it away from the building." - Madeleine Albright

"Without a mission statement, you may get to the top of the ladder and then realize it was leaning against the wrong building!" - Dave Ramsey

"Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd." - Rumi

"The way to heaven is within. Shake the wings of love-when love's wings have become strong, there is no need to trouble about a ladder." - Rumi

"He had so many ways of climbing into the tree house in his head, escaping the madness below, and pulling the ladder up behind him..." - Abraham Verghese

"And the day climbs down from its blue loft-bed on a slanting ladder of sunbeams, pauses a moment between the trees, airy-light, young." - Hans Borli

"When you're a coach you've got to go up the ladder, you've got to be ready to travel. That's the nature of coaching" - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Meditation is the royal road to the attainment of freedom, a mysterious ladder that reaches from earth to heaven, darkness to light, mortality to Immortality." - Sivananda

"In its sublime audacity of faith, Be thou removed! it to the mountain saith, And with ambitious feet, secure and proud, Ascends the ladder leaning on the cloud!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Alas, we make a ladder of our thoughts, where angels step, but sleep ourselves at the foot; our high resolves look down upon our slumbering act." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"Whenever a man reaches the top of the political ladder, his enemies unite to pull him down. His friends become critical and exacting." - Henry Adams

"If we tread our vices under our feet, we make of them a ladder by which to rise to higher things." - Saint Augustine

"Wouldn't it be a tragedy to get to the top of the ladder and find you placed it against the wrong wall?" - Henry Blackaby

"The freedom that comes with globalization is freedom for the rich and powerful nations to further exploit and further marginalize those at the bottom of the social ladder." - Anita Roddick

"I don't think, I will ever actually climb to the top of the ladder, as I am always adding more rungs." - Hattie Carnegie

"Climbing the economic ladder has been very hard for me; I still feel a great deal of guilt towards those I left behind." - Elena Ferrante

"I had to discover very quickly that class origins cannot be erased, regardless of whether we climb up or down the sociocultural ladder." - Elena Ferrante

"Alas! we make A ladder of our thoughts, where angels step, But sleep ourselves at the foot: our high resolves Look down upon our slumbering acts." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"Problem-solving becomes a very important part of our makeup as we grow into maturity or move up the corporate ladder." - Zig Ziglar

"We need to conceptualize; we need to articulate conservative domestic policy with a laser focus on opportunity, on easing the means of ascent up the economic ladder." - Ted Cruz

"Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels." - P G Wodehouse

"We must display a heart for every American, and a special passion for those still on the first rung of life's ladder." - Mitch Daniels

"The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another's state of consciousness." - Paul Twitchell

"Alas! we makeA ladder of our thoughts, where angels step,But sleep ourselves at the foot: our high resolvesLook down upon our slumbering acts." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"I didn't have to scramble up and down the ladder from despair to euphoria anymore, trying to convince myself that life was either painful and terrible or joyous and wonderful. The simple truth was that life was both. p 214" - Melody Beattie

"The key to ending extreme poverty is to enable the poorest of the poor to get their foot on the ladder of development. The ladder of development hovers overhead, and the poorest of the poor are stuck beneath it. They lack the minimum amount of capital necessary to get a foothold, and therefore need a boost up to the first rung." - Jeffrey Sachs

"Step by step the ladder is ascended." - George Herbert

"The cross is the ladder to heaven." - Thomas Draxe

"Climb the ladder to success escalator style" - The Notorious Big

"Humility is the ladder to divine understanding." - Anonymous

"When levitation fails, a ladder prevails." - Becky Stark



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