Do your duty until it becomes your joy.
~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach ~
Do whatever you do intensely.
~ Robert Henri ~
There is a point at which everything becomes simple
and there is no longer any question of choice,
because all you have staked will be lost if you look back.
Life’s point of no return.
~ Dag Hammarskjold ~
May you be blessed with
warmth in your home,
love in your heart,
peace in your soul
and joy in your life.
~ Old Irish Blessing ~
The hottest places in hell
are reserved for those who,
in a period of moral crisis,
maintain their neutrality.
~ Dante Alighieri ~
I have always been waiting for something better —
sometimes to see the best I had snatched from me.
~ Dorothy Reed Mendenhall ~
To improve the golden moment of opportunity,
and catch the good that is within our reach,
is the great art of life.
~ Samuel Johnson ~
I’m a great believer in luck,
and I find the harder I work,
the more I have of it.
~ Thomas Jefferson ~
There is a spirit and a need and a man
at the beginning of every great human advance.
Every one of these must be right
for that particular moment of history,
or nothing happens.
~ Coretta Scott King ~
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
~ Blaise Pascal ~
Success is to be measured not so much by the position
that one has reached in life as by the obstacles
which he has overcome.
~ Booker T. Washington ~
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
~ Helen Keller ~
The brave man carves out his fortune,
and every man is the sum of his own works.
~ Miguel de Cervantes ~
Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul
even to your smallest acts.
This is the secret of success.
~ Swami Sivananda ~
Find a need and fill it.
~ Ruth Stafford Peale ~
There are risks and costs to a program of action.
But they are far less than the long-range
risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
~ John F. Kennedy ~
The spirit of man is an inward flame;
a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
~ Margot Asquith ~
Truth is always exciting.
Speak it, then;
life is dull without it.
~ Pearl S. Buck ~
Facing it – always facing it –
that’s the way to get through.
~ Joseph Conrad ~
For of all sad words
of tongue or pen
the saddest are these:
It might have been.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier ~