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 -
I thank You God for most
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
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
how should tasting touching
breathing any - lifted from
of all nothing - human
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears
now the eyes of my eyes are
- 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 -
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then .... I
I am large .... I contain
- 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 -