And now I know I must lift the sails
and catch the winds of destiny, wherever
they drive the boat. To put meaning in
one's life may end in madness, but life
without meaning is the torture of restless
and vague desire. It is a boat longing
for the sea and yet afraid.
~Edgar Lee Masters
Still round the corner there may wait,
A new road or a secret gate.
Tomorrow to fresh woods
and pastures new.
Never underestimate the power you have
to take your life in a new direction.
Let us go singing as far as we go:
the road will be less tedious.
Life is either a daring adventure
When I dare to be powerful, to use
my strength in the service of my vision,
then it becomes less and less important
whether I am afraid.
Far away in the sunshine are my highest
aspirations. I may not reach them, but I
can look up and see their beauty; believe
in them and try to follow where they lead.
~Louisa May Alcott
Whatever you can do, or dream
you can, begin it. Boldness has
genius, power, and magic in it.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The moment one definitely commits
oneself, then providence moves too.
~W. H. Murray
Never despair, but if you do,
work on in despair.
Nothing will come of nothing,
dare mighty things.
Drink from the well of your self
and begin again.
There is one quality which one must
possess to win, and that is definiteness
of purpose, the knowledge of what one
wants and a burning desire to possess it.
Take the first step in faith.
You don't have to see the whole
staircase, just take the first step.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
If God closes a door and a window,
consider the fact that it might be
time to build a whole new house.
If I must start somewhere,
right here and now is the
best place imaginable.
~Richelle E. Goodrich
There are some things one can
only achieve by a deliberate
leap in the opposite direction.
Oh, my friend, it's not what they take
away from you that counts. It's what
you do with what you have left.
We must be willing to get rid of the life
we've planned, so as to have the life that
is waiting for us. The old skin has to be
shed before the new one can come.
Do what you can,
with what you have,
where you are.
Let every dawn be to you
as the beginning of life.
Recreate your life, always, always.
Remove the stones, plant rose
bushes and make sweets.
Never in my life have I experienced
utter despair*.Something in me has
always been convinced that I am a
child of great destiny, that I have a
star; that I am led on by it toward
Keep in mind the better you understand
what you want and why you want it,
the better your chances will be acquiring it.
We must dare, and dare again,
and go on daring.
~George Jacques Danton
Come, come, my conservative friend,
wipe the dew off your spectacles,
and see that the world is moving.
~Elizabeth Cady Stanton
There is something beautiful about
a blank canvas, the nothingness of
the beginning that is so simple and
breathtakingly pure. It*s the paint
that changes its meaning and the
hand that creates the story. Every
piece begins the same, but in the
end they are all uniquely different.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Be brave, and rise superior to
your sorrows, and maintain a
spirit that cannot be broken.
Begin doing what you want to do now.
We have only this moment, sparkling
like a star and melting like a snowflake.
May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on.