Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
– Alfred A. Montapert
Let us move on, and step out boldly, though it be into the night, and we can scarcely see the way.
– Charles B. Newcomb
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“By mutual confidence and mutual aid – great deeds are done, and great discoveries made.”
“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.”
– Lao Tzu
“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
– Helen Keller
“Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.”
– George Carlin
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
– Henry Ford
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.
– Jean Baptiste Alphonse Karr, 1808 – 1890
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.
– Johann Eckhart
“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves… the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
None is more impoverished
than the one who has no gratitude.
Gratitude is a currency
that we can mint for ourselves,
and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
– Fred De Witt
Laughter is the language of the Gods.
One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.
If you want to catch something, running after it isn’t always the best way.
– Lois McMaster Bujold
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
– Willa Cather
So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the necessity of doing something.
– Samuel Johnson
It’s not enough to be busy.
The question is, what are we busy about?
– Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
If we don’t change, we don’t grow.
If we don’t grow, we are not really living.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
– Gail Sheehy
The effects of our actions may be postponed but they are never lost. There is an inevitable reward for good deeds and an inescapable punishment for bad. Reflect upon this truth, and seek always to earn good wages from Destiny.
– Wu Ming Fu
Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech and good silence.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
The hardest thing you can do is
smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed.
But this no-cost remedy is a necessary
first half-step if you are to start
on the road to recovery.
– Allen Klein
“Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.”
– Harriet Rubin