“I can’t do it” never yet accomplished anything: “I will try” has accomplished wonders.
– George P. Burnham
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark way with us.
Distance doesn’t matter. Only the first step that is difficult.
– Marquise du Delfand
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
– Socrates (469-399 BC)
“Winning doesn’t always mean being first.
Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.”
– Bonnie Blair (1964 – )
Every man’s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
– Samuel Butler (1835-1902)
Every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love.
– John Muir
“Never confuse movement with action.”
– Ernest Hemingway
There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
– Washington Irving (1783-1859)
If you are planning for a year, sow rice.
If you are planning for a decade, plant trees.
If you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
– Chinese proverb
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
“Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging one makes you but even with him; forgiving — it sets you above him.”
– Benjamin Franklin
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, and thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, philosophy, and religion all in one.
– Eudora Welty, 1909 – 2001
Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.
– Bob Talbert
If you wish to learn the highest truths, begin with the alphabet.
– Japanese proverb
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
– Hannah Arendt
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
– Thomas Jefferson, 1743 – 1826