• Noun: an artist of consummate skill; examples: "a master of the violin", "one of the old masters"
• Noun: a person who has general authority over others
• Noun: a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
• Noun: directs the work of other
• Noun: presiding officer of a school
• Noun: an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
• Noun: an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
• Noun: someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution
• Noun: an authority qualified to teach apprentices
• Noun: key that secures entrance everywhere
• Verb: be or become completely proficient or skilled in; example: "She mastered Japanese in less than two years"
• Verb: get on top of; deal with successfully; example: "He overcame his shyness"
• Verb: have dominance or the power to defeat over; examples: "Her pain completely mastered her", "The methods can master the problems"
• Verb: have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; example: "Do you control these data?"
I played baseball, and that's pretty much it. Basketball came late, this was, basketball was the sport that I tried to master, I kind of mastered baseball, so basketball was one of those things where I wanted to master this game, so that's why I probably play it the way I do.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
We didn't care if we were well-liked as long as the movies were good. We served the movie - that was our master at Miramax. In our second incarnation, the movie is still the master but we're getting the same results in more subtle ways.
The love of their country is with them only a mode of flattering its master; as soon as they think that master can no longer hear, they speak of everything with a frankness which is the more startling because those who listen to it become responsible.
According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.
When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.