"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."
--Maya Angelou (American Poet & Author)
"It seems universally true that people who have direction in their lives go farther and faster and get more done in all areas of their lives."
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
"Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother."
--Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931 Lebanese Poet)
“The earth is the cradle of mankind, but one cannot live in the cradle forever.”
“Faith is best defined as expecting the best until the worst has been proved.”
“I remember on the trip home on Apollo 11 it suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”
"Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement."
"When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation -- it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams."
"A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner:
Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time." When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, "The one I feed the most."
--George Bernard Shaw
"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."
"You can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones."
--Greg Anderson (American Author)
"Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination."
--Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (American Author & Publicist)