What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
– Wendy Wasserstein

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
– Dr. Seuss

I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.
– anonymous

We work to become, not to acquire.
– Elbert Hubbard

Books are the shoes
with which we tread
the footsteps of great minds.
– Anonymous

It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
– Hermann Hesse

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
– Sir Winston Churchill

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.
– Anonymous

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
– Christopher Morley

Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.
– Aeschylus

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
– Joseph Addison

Our ideals are too often like an antique chair — nice to talk about and show off, but too fragile to use.
– Cecile B. DeMille

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
– Diogenes

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
– Frank Tibolt

If you make it plain you like people, it’s hard for them to resist liking you back.
– Bujold

Beware of the man who won’t be bothered with details
– William Feather

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
– Harry Truman

Live your life as though there is great joy to be experienced… an abundance of goodness in each person you come in contact with, and the knowledge that you have enough inner wisdom to answer the mysteries that challenge you.
– Meladee McCarty

Person to person, moment to moment, as we love, we change the world
– Kaufman

It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.
– Claude Monet, 1840 – 1926

What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.
– Boris Pasternak

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
– Samuel Levenson

Many people die with their music still in them. Why? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane
– Jimmy Buffett

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
– Sir Francis Bacon



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