Events, circumstances, etc.,
have their origin in ourselves.
They spring from seeds which we have sown.
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
Sometimes I go about pitying myself,
and all the time I am being carried
on great winds across the sky.
~ Ojibway Dream Song ~
True contentment is the power of getting of
any situation all that there is in it.
~ G.K. Chesterton ~
Some knowledge and some song and some beauty must be kept
for those days before the world again plunges into darkness.
~ Marion Zimmer Bradley ~
We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before,
and it has changed for the better; so I trust it will again.
If difficulties arise, we must put forth new exertion
and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times.
~ George Washington ~
Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires —
disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time,
but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.
~ Bernie S. Siegel, M.D. ~
Optimism and humor are the grease and glue of life.
Without both of them we would never have survived our captivity.
~ Philip Butler, Vietnam POW ~
At every step the child should be allowed to meet
the real experience of life;
the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
~ Ellen Key ~
There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves,
no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn
what we need to learn; whatever steps we take,
they’re necessary to reach the places we’ve chosen to go.
~ Richard Bach ~
Failure is an event, never a person.
~ William D. Brown ~
I believe we are solely responsible for our choices,
and we have to accept the consequences of every deed,
word and thought throughout our lifetime.
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ~
He who has never failed somewhere,
that man cannot be great.
~ Herman Melville ~
When life’s problems seem overwhelming,
look around and see what other people are coping with.
You may consider yourself fortunate.
~ Ann Landers ~
We must dare, and dare again, and go on daring.
~ George Jaques Danton ~
How many years you have to keep on doing,
until you know what to do and how to do!
~ Johann von Goethe ~
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
~ Bern Williams ~
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you,
’til it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe ~
If we are facing in the right direction,
all we have to do is keep on walking.
~ Ancient Buddhist Proverb ~
The heights by great men reached and kept
were not attained by sudden flight,
but they, while their companions slept
were toiling upward in the night.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~
Most of the critical things in life,
which become the starting points of human destiny,
are little things.
~ R. Smith ~