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 ~
Man has no nobler function than to defend the truth.
~ Mahalia Jackson ~
The possibilities are unlimited
as long as you are true
to your life’s purpose.
~ Marcia Wieder ~
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.
~ Anne Sexton ~
You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when.
You can only decide how you’re going to live.
~ Joan Baez ~
Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit;
and wise are they who obey its signals.
If it does not always tell us what to do,
it always cautions us what not to do.
~ Lydia M. Child ~
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
~ Publilius Syrus ~
In case of doubt, decide in favor of what is correct.
~ Karl Kraus ~
A human being does not cease to exist at death.
It is change, not destruction, which takes place.
~ Florence Nightingale ~
The important thing is this:
to be able at any moment
to sacrifice what we are
for what we could become.
~ Charles Du Bos ~
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
~ Karen Kaiser Clark ~
Keep away from people who try
to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that,
but the really great
make you feel that you, too,
can become great.
~ Mark Twain ~
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
~ Pamela Vaull Starr ~
Hope is the last thing that dies in man.
~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~
They say a person needs just three things
to be truly happy in this world.
Someone to love,
something to do,
and something to hope for.
~ Tom Bodett ~
Years wrinkle the face,
but to give up enthusiasm
wrinkles the soul.
~ Watterson Lowe ~
Success is going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
~ Sir Winston Churchill ~