Perfection does not exist.
To understand that
is the triumph
of human intelligence;
to expect to possess it
is the most dangerous
kind of madness.
~ Alfred de Musset ~
These things, I warmly wish for you-
Someone to love, some work to do,
A bit of o’ sun, a bit o’ cheer.
And a guardian angel always near.
~ Irish Blessing ~
I have friends in overalls
I would not swap for the favor
of the kings of the world.
~ Thomas A. Edison ~
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous;
you get knocked down by traffic from both sides.
~ Margaret Thatcher ~
Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul
even to your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success.
~ Swami Sivananda ~
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
~ Sallust ~
Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.
~ Sophocles ~
My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier,
you’ll be a general, if you become a monk,
you’ll end up as the pope.” Instead,
I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
~ Pablo Picasso ~
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end,
but rather that it shall never have a beginning.
~ John Henry Cardinal Newman ~
Share the passion and action of your time,
at peril of being judged not to have lived.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ~
The young do not know enough to be prudent,
and therefore they attempt the impossible —
and achieve it, generation after generation.
~ Pearl S. Buck ~
There is, in addition to a courage
with which men die,
a courage by which men must live.
~ John F. Kennedy ~
Fortune and love favor the brave.
~ Ovid ~
Make voyages. Attempt them.
There’s nothing else.
~ Tennessee Williams ~
There is no security on this earth.
~ General Douglas MacArthur ~
When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
~ Margaret Drabble ~
If your eyes are blinded with your worries,
you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti ~
Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
~ Marie Curie ~
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
~ Pamela Vaull Starr ~