Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
~ Jonathan Kozel ~
None of us knows what the next change is going to be,
what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner,
waiting to change all the tenor of our lives.
~ Kathleen Norris ~
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 ~
What one has, one ought to use;
and whatever he does,
he should do with all his might.
~ Cicero ~
The young do not know enough to be prudent,
and therefore they attempt the impossible –
and achieve it, generation after generation.
~ Pearl S. Buck ~
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
~ Buddha ~
Have patience with all things,
but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering
your own imperfections,
but instantly set about remedying them –
every day begin the task anew.
~ St. Francis de Sales ~
I think, what has this day brought me,
and what have I given it?
~ Henry Moore ~
A day dawns, quite like other days;
in it, a single hour comes,
quite like other hours;
but in that day and in that hour
the chance of a lifetime faces us.
~ Maltbie D. Babcock ~
The present contains all that there is.
It is holy ground;
for it is the past, and it is the future.
~ Alfred North Whitehead ~
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton,
you may as well make it dance.
~ George Bernard Shaw ~
Time is a flowing river. Happy those who allow themselves
to be carried, unresisting, with the current.
They float through easy days.
They live, unquestioning, in the moment.
~ Christopher Morley ~
He has not learned the first lesson of life
who does not every day surmount a fear.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Every minute of life carries with it
its miraculous value,
and its face of eternal youth.
~ Albert Camus ~
There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval.
~ George Santayana ~
We will either find a way, or make one.
~ Hannibal ~
More people are ruined by victory, I imagine, than by defeat.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~
Every man stamps his value on himself…
man is made great or small by his own will.
~ J.C.F. von Schiller ~
I knew what my job was; it was to go out
and meet the people and love them.
~ Diana, Princess of Wales ~