All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~
He who has a why to live for
can bear almost any how.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~
A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
~ Lao Tzu ~
Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back —
a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
~ Anais Nin ~
There are two ways of exerting one’s strength:
one is pushing down; the other is pulling up.
~ Booker T. Washington ~
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile
the moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
~ Dorothy Thompson ~
It is through generating stories
of our own crisis and hope
and telling them to one another
that we light the path.
~ Rosemary Radford Reuther ~
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
~ John Keats ~
Youth is, after all, just a moment,
but it is the moment, the spark
that you always carry with you.
~ Raisa Gorbachev ~
I am always doing that which I cannot do,
in order that I may learn how to do it.
~ Pablo Picasso ~
A good heart is better than
all the heads in the world.
~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ~
Act as though it were impossible to fail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Trouble came knocking,
but hearing laughter hurried away.
~ Benjamin Franklin ~
It’s all a matter of keeping my eyes open.
~ Annie Dillard ~
Greatness lies not in being strong,
but in the right use of strength.
~ Henry Ward Beecher ~
There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
~ Colin Powell ~
Grief can take care of itself;
but to get the full value of joy
you must have somebody to divide it with.
~ Mark Twain ~
Wisdom outweighs any wealth.
~ Sophocles ~
People from a planet without flowers
would think we must be mad with joy
the whole time
to have such things about us.
~ Iris Murdoch ~