Saturday, August 23, 2014

Igniting the Circuits

It's never too late to be who you might have been.  ~ George Eliot

It's not enough just to have potential.  You also need to know what to do with it.  ~ Susan Gale

Sometimes success is due less to ability than zeal.  The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.  ~  Charles Buxton

There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.  ~ Rusty Berkus 

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Quotes about potential

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Wordless Song

It's not the length of life, but the depth of life. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you think you can grasp me, think again: my story flows in more than one direction, a delta springing from the river bed with its five fingers spread. ~ Adrienne Rich

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. ~ Albert Camus

In the depth of my soul there is a wordless song. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Quotes about depth

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Be the One

Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart, one who looks for the best in people.  Leave people better than you found them. ~ Marvin J. Ashton

The few things that work fantastically well should be identified, cultivated, nurtured, and multiplied. ~ Richard Koch

A dream doesn't die because it has no truth. It dies because you fail to nurture it. ~Susie Clevenger

While human nature largely determines how we hear the notes, it is nurture that lets us hear the music. ~ Jonah Lehrer

Quotes about nurture

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Holding On

Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.  ~Kevin Arnold

We do not remember days; we remember moments.  ~ Cesare Pavese

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.  ~ Josh Billings

Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.  ~ Oscar Wilde

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.  ~ Barbara Kingsolver

Quotes about memory

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Most Sublime Act

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.  ~ George Santayana

Sacrifice is a part of life.  It's not something to regret.  It's something to aspire to.  ~ Mitch Albom

The most sublime act is to set another before you.  ~ William Blake

Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy...  ~ Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree

Quotes about sacrifice

Monday, August 18, 2014

Strength and Growth

The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.   ~Pierre de Courbertin

Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle. ~ Russell Simmons

Writing is a struggle against silence.  ~ Carlos Fuentes

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.  ~ Napoleon Hill

But the struggles make you stronger and the changes make you wise...And happiness has its own way of taking its sweet time.  ~ Gary Allen

Quotes about struggle

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Who You Are

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.  ~Viktor E. Frankl

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.  ~ Leo Buscaglia

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.  ~ Kevyn Aucoin

To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go, and why you want to get there.  ~ Kofi Annan

Quotes about choosing life