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 ~
The young do not know enough to be prudent,
and therefore they attempt the impossible —
and achieve it, generation after generation.
~ Pearl S. Buck ~
Man does not simply exist,
but always decides what his existence will be,
what he will become in the next moment.
~ Viktor Frankl ~
On the human chessboard, all moves are possible.
~ Miriam Schiff ~
All that we are is the result
of what we have thought.
The mind is everything.
What we think, we become.
~ Buddha ~
Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
~ Chinese proverb ~
One day in retrospect the years of struggle
will strike you as the most beautiful.
~ Sigmund Freud ~
There ain’t no cloud so thick
that the sun ain’t shinin’ on the other side.
~ Rattlesnake, an 1870s mountain man ~
Wake at dawn with a winged heart
and give thanks for another day of loving.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~
Life is not lost by dying;
life is lost minute by minute, day by day,
in all the thousand small, uncaring ways.
~ Stephen Vincent Benet ~
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is only a vision.
But today, well lived, makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day,
for it is life, the very life of life.
~ The Sanskrit ~
Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
the saddest are these:
It might have been.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier ~
This time, like all times, is a very good one
if we but know what to do with it.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~