Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
Alfred A. Montapert
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.
Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
Carl von Clausewitz
Never, never, never give up.
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
Robert H. Schuller
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
To be a good loser is to learn how to win.
Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation.
The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Enthusiasm moves the world.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
William Arthur Ward
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Give light and people will find the way.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.
Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?
Fulton J. Sheen
Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
I said to the almond tree, 'Friend, speak to me of God,' and the almond tree blossomed.
The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
God loves to help him who strives to help himself.
We convince by our presence.
And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.
Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.
To me, the Seventies were very inspirational and very influential... With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love the Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.
Sport is something that is very inspirational for young people.
I try not to put anything political on the forefront of what I'm trying to do creatively. At the same time, I do think it's wonderful when I hear people say that it's inspirational that I'm an Indian woman on camera. My life is very diverse, and my friends are a diverse group of people.
A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Ignoring fame was my rebellion, in a funny way. I was insistent on being normal and doing normal things. It probably wasn't advisable to go to college in America and room with a complete stranger. And it probably wasn't wise to share a bathroom with eight other people in a coed dorm. Looking back, that was crazy.
Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men.
Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Wise kings generally have wise counselors; and he must be a wise man himself who is capable of distinguishing one.
We need to seek wise leaders who will seek common ground among Americans instead of dividing us further for political gain. As citizens, we must embrace those who embrace ideas, thoughtfulness, civility and kindness to others no matter what their political beliefs.
One of the pitfalls of writing about illness is that it is very easy to imagine people with cancer as either these wise, beyond-their-years creatures or else these sad-eyed, tragic people. And the truth is people living with cancer are very much like people who are not living with cancer.
What a circus act we women perform every day of our lives. Look at us. We run a tightrope daily, balancing a pile of books on the head. Baby-carriage, parasol, kitchen chair, still under control. Steady now! This is not the life of simplicity but the life of multiplicity that the wise men warn us of.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.
The wise are wise only because they love. The fool are fools only because they think they can understand love.
When you are winning a war almost everything that happens can be claimed to be right and wise.
There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author.
Marquis de Sade
The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.
Pray thee, spare, thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns. He marches direct to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss, his ultimate destination.
Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.