Academy of Achievement Logo
Home
Achiever Gallery
Keys to Success
 Passion
 Vision
 Preparation
 Courage
 Perseverance
   + [ Integrity ]
 The American Dream
Achievement Podcasts
About the Academy
For Teachers

Search the site

Academy Careers

 
 
Key to success: Vision Key to success: Passion Key to success: Perseverance Key to success: Preparation Key to success: Courage Key to success: Integrity Key to success: The American Dream Keys to success homepage More quotes on Passion More quotes on Vision More quotes on Courage More quotes on Integrity More quotes on Preparation More quotes on Perseverance More quotes on The American Dream


Rosa Parks

Pioneer of Civil Rights

Rosa Parks: I don't remember feeling that anger, but I did feel determined to take this as an opportunity to let it be known that I did not want to be treated in that manner and that people have endured it far too long. However, I did not have at the moment of my arrest any idea of how the people would react.
View Interview with Rosa Parks
View Biography of Rosa Parks
View Profile of Rosa Parks
View Photo Gallery of Rosa Parks



Suzan-Lori Parks

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Suzan-Lori Parks: It does have to do with having faith in your voice. It does. Sticking to your guns. Believing in yourself. Realizing that your "self" isn't -- let me see if I can spell it right -- "y-o-u-r, little s, e-l-f. "It's not that. It's "y-o-u-r -- capital S e-l-f. Your Self includes everybody. You're part of the huge universal community at all times, even when you meet somebody you don't like, who isn't like you. I was telling the honor delegates today that the concept of radical inclusion means you have to include even folks you don't like, which is hard. Having faith in your Self, having faith in your own voice, things like working hard. He wasn't just sitting with his feet up on the desk. He was a hard-working writer. Service, the idea of service, the idea of being there for the people. Not just maybe your own people -- you know, African American women under the age of 44. No. Your people are, again, the entire people, entire world.
View Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks
View Biography of Suzan-Lori Parks
View Profile of Suzan-Lori Parks
View Photo Gallery of Suzan-Lori Parks



Suzan-Lori Parks

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Suzan-Lori Parks: The fine print of every prize you win -- no matter for what, the Gold Medal in the Olympics or what, doesn't matter -- the fine print is that you're actually being summoned to spread kindness and compassion in the universe. That's actually what you're being called to do. So winning a Pulitzer is actually, "I'm being called to spread kindness and compassion." So that's what the real burden, if you will, is about. It's not about writing. Writing is just the task I've been given to do, so I can do something, while I'm actually being summoned continually to spread kindness and compassion.
View Interview with Suzan-Lori Parks
View Biography of Suzan-Lori Parks
View Profile of Suzan-Lori Parks
View Photo Gallery of Suzan-Lori Parks



Linus Pauling

Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Peace

Linus Pauling: So far as my scientific career goes, of course, there was the decision that I made in 1945 -- '46 perhaps, but starting in 1945 -- and that may have been made by my wife rather than me, to sacrifice part of my scientific career to working for control of nuclear weapons and for the achievement of world peace. So, for years I devoted half my time, perhaps, to giving hundreds of lectures and to writing my book, No More War, but in the earlier years especially, to studying international affairs and social, political and economic theory, to the extent that it enabled me ultimately to feel that I was speaking with the same authority as when I talked about science. This is what my wife said to me back around 1946. If I wanted to be effective, I'd have to reach the point where I could speak with authority about these matters and not just quote statements that politicians and other people of that sort had made.
View Interview with Linus Pauling
View Biography of Linus Pauling
View Profile of Linus Pauling
View Photo Gallery of Linus Pauling



Linus Pauling

Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Peace

Trustees tried to get the institute to fire me and a committee was set up -- I didn't know about it at the time, learned only later they reported that they couldn't find a way by which I could be fired. I wasn't guilty of moral turpitude in the usual sense, which was one way in which a professor can lose his job. So they began sort of harassing me. I was chairman of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The president said, well, that's one job they could take away from me which would mean a decrease in salary. I didn't mind. I had served in that position for 22 years and felt that I had done my duty with respect to that administrative job. But, they began interfering with my research projects and I decided that I was going to have to leave the institute.
View Interview with Linus Pauling
View Biography of Linus Pauling
View Profile of Linus Pauling
View Photo Gallery of Linus Pauling



Browse Integrity quotes by achiever last name

Previous Page

          

Next Page