Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of…
I’m grateful for all my problems.
As each of them was overcome I became stronger and more able to meet those yet to come.
Don’t ever be glad it’s over.
Nothing is ever over.
Our business in life is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
( Theodore H. White )
We should examine failure but concentrate on success.
Success doesn’t always go in a straight line.
It’s how you cope with setbacks that determines your strength.
Those who think logically provide a nice contrast to the real world.
The worst thing you can say to someone is, “you’ll get over it.”
You don’t get over the loss of someone who’s dear to you – you live with it.
The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward.
( Igor Sikorsky )
If we spend our life in our own way, that is success.
Whoever we meet, wherever we are, whatever we are doing, there is always an opportunity for kindness.
Our future is a mystery and unchartered territory.
It reveals itself to us one moment at a time.
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
( Ferdinand Foch )
One of the best surprises in life is suddenly realising we have a purpose.
Those who speak and act with a pure thought will have happiness follow them like a shadow.
When we pray, it is our heart that God listens to, not our spoken words.
Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.
( Abraham Lincoln )
Dreams may be today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.
One kind word, or a warm smile, may be everything someone needs.
To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
( G.K. Chesterton )
With a true friend we can be our true self.
The hard work you put into your life will form the foundation for a happy future.
Keep your fears to yourself.
But share your courage.
( Robert Louis Stevenson )
If you still hold the power to decide, ask yourself what you want.
Every idea was once a thought in one person’s mind.
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
( Will Rogers )
A girl is beautiful when she has more to offer than just her looks.
Nothing is a waste of time if we use the experience wisely.
Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong.
Sometime in life you will have been all of these.
( Bob Goddard )
Dreams allow all of us to be safely mad and insane every night of the week.
Be able to be alone.
It is only there we can be ourselves.
Faith is seeing only a river and believing there must be an ocean.
Just as there are no little people or unimportant lives, there is no insignificant work.
( Elena Bonner )
Everything should be made as simple as possible, and no simpler.
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on.
Courage is going on when you don’t have the strength.
There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good.
And we must hunger after them.
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
( Herm Albright )
When your friend stops talking to you and starts talking about you, they are no longer your friend.
How ironic, that man who can see beyond the moon
Is so short-sighted that very soon
Unless he wakes up and looks at the Earth
He will have destroyed all things of worth.
Don’t search for happiness, try and create it.
For yourself and for others.
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit.
We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
( Aristotle )
Always stand up for what you believe in.
Even if you have to stand alone.
In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, and to the details around us.
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery by doubling our joy and dividing our grief.
The biggest threat to our well-being is the absence of moral clarity and purpose.
( Rick Shuman )
Those who dream by day enjoy many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.
Enthusiasm is the irresistible surge of your will and your energy to execute your ideas.
We don’t work hard enough at the basic human qualities.
We must remind ourselves what the simplest and most basic words mean.
Words like honesty and truth.
We have too many complicated pieces of apparatus, machinery, computers, and we’re trying to outsmart life with their help.
All we think about is how to get on best and how to get more for ourselves.
We’ve gone too far in that direction.
We’ve lost our sense of balance.
( Lech Walesa )
You can judge a person fairly accurately by what they say behind the backs of others.
We cannot predict our future, but we can dream or even invent it.
One of our greatest achievements in life is to out-perform ourselves.
It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty, and how few by deceit.
( Noel Coward )
Age and treachery will always triumph over youth and ability.
Strangers may be friends that we have yet to meet.
The man who goes alone can start today.
But he who travels with another must wait until the other is ready.
( Henry David Thoreau )
You are the only one that can set the standards you want to live by.
Happiness is not the destination, it’s the journey.
The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding colour and suspense to all our life.
( Daniel J. Boorstin )
Some people make us happy by doing something.
And some make us happy by doing nothing.
We are born naked, wet, and hungry.
Then things get worse.
No matter how hard you try to reply, some people leave you completely speechless.
Life is not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.
( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
I’m sorry if I’m not good enough, but this is the only person I know how to be.
Our life is often full of interruptions, complications, and sorrow.
The best way to get the attention of most people is not to give them yours.
Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do.
( Raymond Mortimer )
Remember, those who try to bring you down are already below you.
Generous people are happy because they enjoy making others happy, even if all they can give is a little of their time and energy.
They often gain in abundance what no amount of money can buy – love, respect, and genuine friends who give generously in return.
When you appreciate what you have, you have everything you need.
We have brought nothing into the world, and neither can we carry anything out.
So, having food and clothing, we will be content with these things.
( 1 Timothy 6:7, 8 )