The light which experience gives
is a lantern on the stern,
which shines only
on the waves behind us.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandparents were.
– Irish Proverb
The basic problem in the world today is that there is too much religion and not enough common sense.
– Richard G. Harms
The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
No one is liable to make more mistakes than
the man who acts only on reflection.
Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future.
– Melanie Gustafson
Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life: reasons and results, and reasons simply don’t count.
– Robert Anthony
There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
– Alfred Korzybski
The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.
– Harold Taylor
The most profound statements are often said in silence.
– Lynn Johnston
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
– Dylan Marlais Thomas, 1914 – 1953
All high achievers plan their work and work their plan, for they are keenly aware that “luck” is most often being prepared to take advantage of a situation.
He who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
– Arabian Proverb
Nothing else can quite substitute
for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere
words of praise.
They’re absolutely free
and worth a fortune.
– Sam Walton
To the North American Indian, „medicine‰ meant more than a substance to restore health and vitality to a sick or maladjusted body. Medicine was energy–a vital power or force that was inherent in Nature itself. A person‚s medicine was their power–the inherent expression of ttheir own life-energy system. „Medicine Wheel‰ meant a circle of generated energy under the control of mind, which provided knowledge of that power. „Medicine,‰ then, is personal empowerment.
– Kenneth Meadows
A man is but a product of his thoughts; what he thinks, that he becomes.
– Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 – 1948
‘Taint’t worthwhile to wear a day all out before it comes.
– Sarah Orne Jewett
If you haven’t found something strange during the day, it hasn’t been much of a day.
– John A. Wheeler
“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth…”
– Albert Einstein
“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”
– Samuel Johnson
A man must be obedient to the promptings of his innermost heart.
– Robertson Davies
As long as my body is in shape, my mind is working at its full capacity.
– Victoria Principal
The feeble tremble before opinion,
the foolish defy it,
the wise judge it and
the skillful direct it.
– Jeane Platiere
“I had rather do and not promise than promise and not do.”
– Arthur Warwick
“When two people love each other, they don’t look at each other, they look in the same direction
– Ginger Rogers
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
– Anatole France
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
– William James
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
– Mark Twain
“Believe you can, and you can.”
– Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)
Most lives are spent putting on and taking off masks.
– Gore Vidal
“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”