In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon.
What we loathe, we graft into our very soul.
~ Mary Renault ~
One does not have to stand against the gale.
One yields and becomes part of the wind.
~ Emmanuel ~
Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept…
My aim in life has always been
to hold my own with whatever’s going.
Not against: with.
~ Robert Frost ~
Enjoy the little things,
for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
~ Robert Brault ~
It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
~ Amelia Barr ~
There is no other solution to man’s progress
but the day’s honest work,
the day’s honest decisions,
the day’s generous utterances,
and the day’s good deed.
~ Clare Boothe Luce ~
Do all the good that you can
In all the ways that you can
By all the means that you can
To all the people that you can
In all the places that you can
For as long as ever you can.
~ Prayer by Central American Indigenous Peoples ~
One thing at a time,
all things in succession.
That which grows slowly endures.
~ J.G. Hubbard ~
What saves a man is to take a step.
Then another step.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~
Do not inflict your will.
Just give love.
The soul will take that love
and put it where it can best be used.
~ Emmanuel ~
The superior man is modest in his speech,
but excels in his actions.
~ Confucius ~
Perfection does not exist.
To understand this
is the triumph of human intelligence;
to expect to possess it
is the most dangerous kind of madness.
~ Alfred de Musset ~
The secret to success in life
is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity
when it comes.
~ Benjamin Disraeli ~
When one door closes, another opens.
But we often look so long and so regretfully
upon the closed door
that we do not see the one
which has been opened for us.
~ Helen Keller ~
Fortune sides with him who dares.
~ Virgil ~
The excursion is the same
when you go looking for your sorrow
as when you go looking for your joy.
~ Eudora Welty ~
All Soul’s Day
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
If you’re always trying to be normal,
you will never know how amazing you can be.
~ Maya Angelou ~
We’re still not where we’re going,
but we’re not where we were.
~ Natash Jasefowitz ~
Continuous effort —
not strength or intelligence —
is the key to unlocking our potential.
~ Sir Winston Churchill ~