“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
– Kathryn Stockett
“There is nothing more dreadful
than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates friendships
and breaks up pleasant relations.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;
it is a sword that kills.”
– Siddhārtha Gautama
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person,
or if we wait for some other time.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
We are the change that we seek.”
– Barack Obama
“Whatever you can do
or dream you can,
Boldness has genius,
power and magic in it!”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“I sought to hear the voice of God
and climbed the topmost steeple,
but God declared:
“Go down again –
I dwell among the people.”
– John Henry Newman
“Anyone can hide.
Facing up to things,
working through them,
that’s what makes you strong.”
– Sarah Dessen
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts,
you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
– Lao Tzu
(Tao Te Ching)
“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens,
or half their greatness goes unnoticed.
It is all part of the fairy tale.”
– Peter S. Beagle
(The Last Unicorn)
“The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.”
– Carlos Castaneda
“There is only one way to happiness
and that is to cease worrying about things
which are beyond the power or our will. ”