Quote by John Keats
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
This quote reflects a strong determination and fierce ambition to be the best at something. It suggests that the individual values success and recognition above all else and is willing to face failure rather than settle for mediocrity. The quote also highlights an unwavering commitment to excellence and a refusal to be complacent, demonstrating a relentless pursuit of greatness.
You cannot prove to yourself that you love God by examining your feelings toward Him. They are indefinite and they fluctuate. But just as far as you obey Him, just so far, depend upon it; you love Him. It is not natural to us sinful, ungrateful beings to prefer His pleasure to our own or to follow His way instead of our own way, and nothing, nothing but love of Him can or does make us obedient to Him.