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.
We work to become, not to acquire.
– Elbert Hubbard
Books are the shoes
with which we tread
the footsteps of great minds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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