My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive;
and to do so with some passion, some compassion,
some humor, and some style.
~ Maya Angelou ~
Three things cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, and the truth.
~ Buddha ~
It is the soul’s duty to be loyal to its own desires.
It must abandon itself to its master passion.
~ Dame Rebecca West ~
When you realize nothing is lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
~ Lao Tzu ~
Listen to the mustn’ts, child.
Listen to the don’ts.
Listen to the shouldn’ts,
the impossibles, the won’ts.
Listen to the never haves,
then listen close to me…
Anything can happen, child.
Anything can be.
~ Shel Silverstein ~
Only those who will risk going too far
can possibly find out how far one can go.
~ T. S. Eliot ~
And you ask, ‘What if I fall?”
Oh but my darling, what if you fly?
~ Erin Hanson ~
To be yourself in a world
that is constantly trying
to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Never let the odds keep you from doing
what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. ~
The ultimate measure of a man
is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of
challenge and controversy.
~ Martin Luther King Jr. ~
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
~ Karim Seddiki ~
For He is departed, and behold, He is here.
~ St. Augustine ~
Two roads diverged in the wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
~ Robert Frost ~
When it comes time to die,
let us not discover that we have never lived.
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
~ Joseph Chilton Pearce ~
Real difficulties can be overcome;
it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
~ Theodore Vail ~
There are far better things ahead
than any we leave behind.
~ C. S. Lewis ~
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don’t bother just to be better than your
contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
~ William Faulkner ~
Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous,
the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people
with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground.
Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world
better than when you found it.
~ Wilfred Peterson ~
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible,
but also for what we do not do.
~ Moliere ~