to be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing it’s best night and day to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting
– e e cummings
Actions are the seed of fate.
Deeds grow into destiny.
– A.L. Linall, Jr.
It’s not who is right, but what is right, that is important.
– Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)
It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before, to test your limits, to break through
barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
– Anais Nin
A lie always needs a truth for a handle to it. The worst lies are those whose blade is false,
but whose handle is true.
– Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)
Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned — not to see what is not.
– Maria Mitchell
Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough, and when you have enough, you have self-respect.
– Gail Sheehy