Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
Sir Winston Churchill
British Statesman, Prime Minister, Author, Nobel Prize Winner
Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands- a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd U.S. President
Theoretical Physicist, Philosopher, Nobel Prize Winner
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
Hope lies in dreams, in imagination and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.
Writer, Theologian, Scholar
At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, which is absolutely individual and unique, and yet which connects us to everything else.
Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of the fire. Happiness is something we are.
John B. Sheerin
English Historian And Politician
CLASS AND GRACE
François Duc De La Rochefoucauld
[Samuel Clemens] Humorist, Essayist, Novelist
Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Minister, Civil Rights Activist
Jean de La Bruyère
When you’re trying to motivate yourself, appreciate the fact that you’re even thinking about making a change. And as you move forward, allow yourself to be good enough.
Alice Domar, PhD
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Maybe who we are isn't so much about what we do, but rather what we're capable of when we least expect it.
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
We are designed with a dreaming brain and a hopeful spirit; it is our nature to envision the life of our dreams. And while dreaming comes easy to us, we must never forget that it takes strength, dedication, and courageous action to bring that dream to life.
The darkest hour in any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
Editor And Publisher
Henry David Thoreau
Naturalist, Author, Philosopher
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Roman Lyric Poet
May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.
Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.
Rachel Naomi Remen
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
You may be whatever you resolve to be. Determine to be something in the world and you will be something. “I cannot,” never accomplished anything; I will try,” has wrought wonders.
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something. So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.