Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway. ~ Mary Kay Ash
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones. — John Maynard Keynes
The Lord will not give us challenges beyond our ability. I just wish he didn’t love me so much.” — Mother Theresa
“Fewer things are sadder than looking back on your life and saying, ‘I wish I had.’ — The Courage Connection
“An idea in a cage is like a silver dollar buried in the ground. Both are safe, but neither produces anything.” – Dr. Myron S. Allen
Most of my ideas belonged to other people who didn’t bother to develop them. — Thomas Edison
The greatest secret of success in life is for a person to be ready when their opportunity comes. — Benjamin Disraeli
People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~ Albert Schweitzer
When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.
~ Shaquille O’Neal
Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ Christopher Robin to Pooh (A A Milne)
A woman’s heart should be so lost in God that a man needs to seek him in order to find her.
A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them. Leonard L. Levinson
A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn’t will find an excuse. ~ Stephen Dolley Jr.
Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton
To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun? ~ Katharine Graham
There is only one success, to be able to live your life in your own way. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I am with you kid. Let’s go!’ ~ Maya Angelou
Action stops fear. ~ Margaret Bourke-White
If what you are doing is not moving you toward your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals. ~ Brian Tracy
Rowing harder doesn’t help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction. ~ Kenichi Ohmae
Anything’s possible. You can be told you have a 90% chance or a 50% chance or a 1% chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight. ~ Lance Armstrong
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. –James Oppenheimer
Words are things; and a small drop of ink / Falling like dew upon a thought, produces / That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. -Lord Byron, poet (1788-1824)
My chief want in life is someone who shall make me do what I can.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; Ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Harold Whitman
When you follow your bliss, doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else. ~Joseph Campbell
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
~Confucius 550-478 BC
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. ~Rumi
I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
Dare to be what you are meant to be and to do what you are meant to do, and life will provide you the means to do it and be it.
~James Dillet Freeman
If you hear a voice within you saying, “You are not a painter,” then by all means paint…and that voice will be silenced.
~Vincent Van Gogh
Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
Find out what you like best and get someone to pay you for doing it.
To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun.
If you love something enough, it will reveal itself to you. ~ George Washington Carver
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. ~Abraham Maslow
To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.
~Sister Mary Lauretta, Roman Catholic Nun
God gives talent, work transforms talent into genius. ~ Anna Pavlova
For the person who uses well what he has been given shall be given more, and he shall have abundance. ~Gospel of Matthew in the Bible
To draw you must close your eyes and sing. ~Pablo Picasso
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.