Dedicated to the great wordsmiths and leaders, both past and present.

 

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

- Eleanor Roosevelt -

 

There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

- Edith Wharton -

 

In the depth of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.

- Albert Camus -

 

Light tomorrow with today.

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning -

 

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

- Henry Ward Beecher -

 

There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.

- George Shinn -

 

 

 

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

 

- Matthew 16:26 -

 

 

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for the good (people) to do nothing.

 

- Edmund Burke -

 

 

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

 

- Maya Angelou -

 

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

- Napoleon Hill -

If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

- Ronald Reagan -

No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.

- Ronald Reagan -

 


 

 

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion ...

 

It is harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

 

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds ...

 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

 "Self-Reliance"

 

 


 

 

I thank You God for most this amazing

day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees

and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything

which is natural which is infinite which is yes

 

(I who have died am alive again today,

and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth

day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay

great happening illimitably earth)

 

how should tasting touching hearing seeing

breathing any - lifted from the no

of all nothing - human merely being

doubt unimaginable You?

 

(now the ears of my ears awake and

now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

 

- E. E. Cummings -

 

 

 


 

 

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,

to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not

learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die,

discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what

was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice

resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live

deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily

and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life,

to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a

corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved

to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine

meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world;

or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be

able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.

 

- Henry David Thoreau -

"Walden"

 


 

Do I contradict myself?

Very well then .... I contradict myself;

I am large .... I contain multitudes.

 

- Walt Whitman -

"Song of Myself"

 


 

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure about you. We were all meant to shine as children ... it is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same as we are liberated from our own fear. Our presence automatically liberates others."

 

 

- Marianne Williamson's except to, A Return to Love -

 

 

 


 

The kingdom of God is within you.

The Holy Bible - Luke 17:21 -

 

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