I cannot do everything,
but still I can do something;
and because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do something I can do.
~ Edward Everett Hale ~
I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
~ Helen Keller ~
Because you are not what I would have you be,
I blind myself to who, in truth, you are.
~ Madeleine L’Engle ~
I take it that what all men are really after
is some form of,
perhaps only some formula of,
~ Joseph Conrad ~
To be what we are,
and to become what we are capable of becoming,
is the only end of life.
~ Baruch Spinoza ~
If heaven made him, earth can find some use for him.
~ Chinese proverb ~
A man can only do what he can do.
But if he does that each day
he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
~ Albert Schweitzer ~
Don’t bother to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
~ William Faulkner ~
A musician must make music,
an artist must paint,
a poet must write,
if he is to be
at peace with himself.
What a man can be, he must be.
~ Abraham Maslow ~
The white light streams down
to be broken up by those human prisms
into all colors of the rainbow.
Take your own color in the pattern
and be just that.
~ Charles R. Brown ~