The fountain of beauty is the heart, and every generous thought illustrates the walls of your chamber.
– Francis Quarles
Before us lie two paths – honesty and dishonesty. The shortsighted embark on the dishonest path; the wise on the honest. For the wise know the truth; in helping others we help ourselves; and in hurting others we hurt ourselves. Character overshadows money, and trust rises above fame. Honesty is still the best policy.
– Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, Author of Think and Grow Rich
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on the dial; we should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
– Gamaliel Bailey
When one will not, two cannot quarrel.
– Spanish proverb
Remember that the faith to move mountains always carries a pick.
– Author unknown
Whenever you make a choice, ask yourself two questions: “What are the consequences of this choice?” and “Will this choice bring happiness to me and to those who are affected by this choice?”
– Deepak Chopra
Our ancestors are an ever widening circle of hope.
– Toni Morrison
To have a purpose in life offsets any and all surrounding declines.
– Jean Toomer
One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.
– Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Who rises late must trot all day.
– American proverb
A penny will hide the biggest star in the universe if you hold it close enough to your eye.
– Samuel Grafton
The difference between good and great is just a little extra effort.
– Duffy Daugherty
Permit no one to dissuade you from pursuing the goals you set for yourself.
– Ralph Bunche
The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer. Hope only makes sense when it doesn’t make sense to be hopeful.
– Paul Hawken
There is no way to understand the real options involved in the future unless you become involved in creating them.
– Robert Theobald
Take the gentle path.
– George Herbert
We inherit our relatives and our features and may not escape them; but we can select our clothing and our friends, and let us be careful that both fit us.
– Volney Streamer
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
– Horace (65-8 BC) Roman Poet