365 Days of Inspiration

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On my original website, I posted 363 quotes, one-a-day, from December 1st, 2011 to November 30th, 2012, on a special page called Today’s Inspiration.
It was supposed to be a one-year project, and was eventually retired on Nov 30.
I didn’t want to not have that now that I have a new location so, here they are!
Enjoy and hopefully you’ll be inspired by them. =)

November 30th, 2012 “Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason, for that shows more desire than judgment.”– William Penn

November 29th, 2012 “A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”– Albert Einstein

November 28th, 2012 “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”– Thomas Jefferson

November 27th, 2012 “None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

November 26th, 2012 “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”– Vincent van Gogh

November 25th, 2012 “Man must be arched and buttressed from within, else the temple wavers to dust.”– Marcus Aurelius

November 24th, 2012 “Facing it — always facing it — that’s the way to get through. Face it!”– Joseph Conrad

November 23rd, 2012 “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”– Ursula K. Le Guin

November 22nd, 2012 “In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.”– John Ruskin

November 21st, 2012 “None will improve your lot if you yourself do not.”– Bertolt Brecht

November 20th, 2012 “Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead to sovereign power.”– Alfred Tennyson

November 19th, 2012 “One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”– Sigmund Freud

November 18th, 2012 “No one can really pull you up very high — you lose your grip on the rope. But on your own two feet you can climb mountains.”– Louis Brandeis

November 17th, 2012 “Ruin and recovering are both from within.”– Epictetus

November 16th, 2012 “There ain’t nothing from the outside can lick any of us.”– Margaret Mitchell

November 15th, 2012 “You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.”– Joseph Joubert

November 14th, 2012 “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”– Lady Dorothy Nevill

November 13th, 2012 “If we wait for the moment when everything is ready, we shall never begin.”– Ivan Turgenev

November 12th, 2012 “The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labour is immense.”– Arnold Bennett

November 11th, 2012 “Pain is a part of being alive, and we need to learn that. Pain does not last forever, nor is it necessarily unbeatable, and we need to be taught that.”– Harold Kushner

November 10th, 2012 “Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it.…Success is shy — it won’t come out while you’re watching.”– Tennessee Williams

November 9th, 2012 “Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”– Swami Sivananda Saraswati

November 8th, 2012 “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”– Carlos Castaneda

November 7th, 2012 “Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to do what they want to do.”– Kathleen Winsor

November 6th, 2012 “We must dare to think “unthinkable” thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.”– James William Fulbright

November 5th, 2012 “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”– Flavia Weedon

November 4th, 2012 “Map out your future, but do it in pencil.”– Jon Bon Jovi

November 3rd, 2012 “Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.”– Frank Herbert

November 2nd, 2012 “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.”– Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

November 1st, 2012 “I have accepted fear as a part of life, specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: Turn back, turn back; you’ll die if you venture too far.”– Erica Jong

October 31st, 2012 “All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.”– Henry Miller

October 30th, 2012 “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”– Anne Lamott

October 29th, 2012 “Were the diver to think on the jaws of the shark, he would never lay hands on the precious pearl.”– Saadi

October 28th, 2012 “Believe that you can do it, under any circumstances. Because if you believe you can, then you really will. That belief just keeps you searching for the answers, then pretty soon you get it.”– Wally “Famous” Amos

October 27th, 2012 “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt

October 26th, 2012 “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”– Anna Freud

October 25th, 2012 “Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.”– George S. Patton

October 24th, 2012 “Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.”– Channing Pollock

October 23rd, 2012 “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.”– Marie Curie

October 22nd, 2012 “Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on! Ride on over all obstacles, and win the race!”– Charles Dickens

October 21st, 2012 “What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.”– Matina Horner

October 20th, 2012 “We arrive at the truth, not by the reason only, but also by the heart.”– Blaise Pascal

October 19th, 2012 “Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.”– Socrates

October 18th, 2012 “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”– Freya Stark

October 17th, 2012 “When you get into a tight place and it seems that you can’t go on, hold on — for that’s just the place and the time that the tide will turn.”– Harriet Beecher Stowe

October 16th, 2012 “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.”– Kurt Vonnegut

October 15th, 2012 “We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.”– Tobias Wolff

October 14th, 2012 “I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing.”– Rabbi Hillel

October 13th, 2012 “We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn.”– Mary Catherine Bateson 

October 12th, 2012 “We taste and feel and see the truth. We do not reason ourselves into it.”– William Butler Yeats

October 11th, 2012 “It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.”– Queen Christina

October 10th, 2012 “The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.”– Norman Cousins

October 9th, 2012 “Many things which cannot be overcome when they are together yield themselves up when taken little by little.”– Plutarch

October 8th, 2012 “Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.”– Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

October 7th, 2012 “To play it safe is not to play.”– Robert Altman

October 6th, 2012 “Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.”– Josh Billings

October 5th, 2012 “Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.”– Sarah Bernhardt

October 4th, 2012 “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”– Diane Ackerman

October 3rd, 2012 “Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble.”– Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey, Jr.

October 2nd, 2012 “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg.”– C. S. Lewis

October 1st, 2012 “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

September 30th, 2012 “I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”– Pablo Picasso

September 29th, 2012 “The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.”– Billie Jean King

September 28th, 2012 “A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.”– Alexandre Dumas

September 27th, 2012 “There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.”– Doris Lessing

September 26th, 2012 “When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.”– Tuli Kupferberg

September 25th, 2012 “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”– Bertrand Russell

September 24th, 2012 “Courage is the human virtue that counts most — courage to act on limited knowledge and insufficient evidence. That’s all any of us have.”– Robert Frost

September 23rd, 2012 “To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.”– Katherine Hepburn

September 22nd, 2012 “If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”– Michelangelo Buonarroti

September 21st, 2012 “Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished, somehow, all the same.”– Lois McMaster Bujold

September 20th, 2012 “When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.”– Tuli Kupferberg

September 19th, 2012 “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

September 18th, 2012 “Courage is the human virtue that counts most — courage to act on limited knowledge and insufficient evidence. That’s all any of us have.”– Robert Frost

September 17th, 2012 “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”– Theodore Roosevelt

September 16th, 2012 “What we hope ever to do with ease we may learn first to do with diligence.”– Samuel Johnson

September 15th, 2012 “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

September 14th, 2012 “I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one’s inner life. And that too is a deed.”– Etty Hillesum

September 13th, 2012 “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.”– Mahatma Gandhi

September 12th, 2012 “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”– Thomas A. Edison

September 11th, 2012 “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”– Lao-Tzu

September 10th, 2012 “There isn’t any virtue where there has never been any temptation.”– Margaret Deland

September 9th, 2012 “To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.”– William James

September 8th, 2012 “It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

September 7th, 2012 “Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.”– Phillips Brooks

September 6th, 2012 “Always behave like a duck — keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.”– Jacob Braude

September 5th, 2012 “Laughter is the closest distance between two people.”– Victor Borge

September 4th, 2012 “To realize one’s nature perfectly — that is what each of us is here for.”– Oscar Wilde

September 3rd, 2012 “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”– Annie Dillard

September 2nd, 2012 “Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”– Ella Fitzgerald

September 1st, 2012 “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”– Mark Twain

August 31st, 2012 “I have always believed that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.”– Hermann Hesse

August 30th, 2012 “A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it’s an undo-it-yourself project.”– Abigail Van Buren

August 29th, 2012 “All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail.”– Dorothea Brande

August 28th, 2012 “Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.”– Carl Sandburg

August 27th, 2012 “I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: Try to please everybody all the time.”– Herbert Bayard Swope

August 26th, 2012 “Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.”– Leo Tolstoy

August 25th, 2012 “Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”– Henry Van Dyke

August 24th, 2012 “No great deed, private or public, has ever been undertaken in a bliss of certainty.”– Leon Wieseltier

August 23rd, 2012 “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”– Robin Williams

August 22nd, 2012 “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”– Anna Quindlen

August 21st, 2012 “Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.”– George Sheehan

August 20th, 2012 “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”– Andy Warhol

August 19th, 2012 “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”– Steve Jobs

August 18th, 2012 “Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.– Victoria Holt

August 17th, 2012 “The best antidote I have found is to yearn for something. As long as you yearn, you can’t congeal: There is a forward motion to yearning.”– Gail Godwin

August 16th, 2012 “We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again.”– Shana Alexander

August 15th, 2012 “The Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn’t count; building arks does.”– Warren Buffett

August 14th, 2012 “It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.”– Winston Churchill

August 13th, 2012 “Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”– James Bryant Conant

August 12th, 2012 “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”– Anatole France

August 11th, 2012 “Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.”– Erich Fromm

August 10th, 2012 “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”– Frank Lloyd Wright

August 9th, 2012 “Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”– John Updike

August 8th, 2012 “Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”– Peter Ustinov

August 7th, 2012 “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”– Theodore Seuss Giesel

August 6th, 2012 “When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.”– St. Francis de Sales

August 5th, 2012 “If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?”– Dolores Huerta

August 4th, 2012 “When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.”– Milan Kundera

August 3rd, 2012 “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.”– Will Rogers

August 2nd, 2012 “Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

August 1st, 2012 “We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”– Abraham Lincoln

July 31st, 2012 “I have an irrepressible desire to live till I can be assured that the world is a little better for my having lived in it.”– Abraham Lincoln

July 30th, 2012 “Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.”– Jack Lemmon

July 29th, 2012 “People usually fail when they are on the verge of success. So give as much care to the end as to the beginning.”– Lao-Tzu

July 28th, 2012 “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”– Anne Lamott

July 27th, 2012 “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

July 26th, 2012 “We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies.”– Etty Hillesum

July 25th, 2012 “Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.”– Louis L’Amour

July 24th, 2012 “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”– Carl Jung

July 23rd, 2012 “Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”– Samuel Johnson

July 22nd, 2012 “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”– Thomas Jefferson

July 21st, 2012 “No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.”– Helen Keller

July 20th, 2012 “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”– Wayne Gretsky

July 19th, 2012 “It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be.”– Anatole France

July 18th, 2012 “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be.”– Groucho Marx

July 17th, 2012 “Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.”– Ovid

July 16th, 2012 “All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.”– Henry Miller

July 15th, 2012 “When we can begin to take our failures nonseriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.”– Katherine Mansfield

July 14th, 2012 “Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of the field in hope that the cow will back up to them.”– Elbert Hubbard

July 13th, 2012 “We cannot swing up on a rope that is attached only to our own belt.”– William Ernest Hocking

July 12th, 2012 “A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”– Grace Murray Hopper

July 11th, 2012 “Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.”– Ruth Gordon

July 10th, 2012 “Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”– Thomas A. Edison

July 9th, 2012 “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”– Aristotle

July 8th, 2012 “Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.”– Benjamin Disraeli

July 7th, 2012 “If you treat an individual as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

July 6th, 2012 “Be generous, be delicate, and always pursue the prize.”– Henry James

July 5th, 2012 “It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”– E. E. Cummings

July 4th, 2012 “Security is a superstition–it does not exist in nature. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.”– Helen Keller

July 3rd, 2012 “Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

July 2nd, 2012 “Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible — not to have run away.”– Dag Hammarskjöld

July 1st, 2012 “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”– Mahatma Gandhi

June 30th, 2012 “In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.”– Henry Miller

June 29th, 2012 “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”– Albert Einstein

June 28th, 2012 “Only by acceptance of the past can you alter it.”– T.S. Eliot

June 27th, 2012 “We are, each of us, angels with only one wing, and we can only fly embracing each other.”– Luciano Decrescenzo

June 26th, 2012 “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”– Amelia Earhart

June 25th, 2012 “Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever.”– Margaret Cho

June 24th, 2012 “Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar.”– Erica Jong

June 23rd, 2012 “Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.”– Mary Kay Ash

June 22nd, 2012 “Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.”– Helen Keller

June 21st, 2012 “The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.”– Julia Alvarez

June 20th, 2012 “Do not fear mistakes, there are none.”– Miles Davis

June 19th, 2012 “Rate the task above the prize; will not the mind be raised? Fight thine own faults, not the faults of others; will not evil be mended?”– Confucius

June 18th, 2012 “It may be those who do most, dream most.”– Stephen Leacock

June 17th, 2012 “In all affairs, it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”– Bertrand Russell

June 16th, 2012 “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”– Marcel Proust

June 15th, 2012 “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.”– Mark Twain

June 14th, 2012 “The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.”– John Ruskin

June 13th, 2012 “The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.”– Orison Swett Marden

June 12th, 2012 “I have accepted fear as a part of life, specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: Turn back, turn back; you’ll die if you venture too far.”– Erica Jong

June 11th, 2012 “It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.”– Alfred Adler

June 10th, 2012 “Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.”– Jean Kerr

June 9th, 2012 “We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success.”– Henry David Thoreau

June 8th, 2012 “Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.”– F. Scott Fitzgerald

June 7th, 2012 “You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”– Colette

June 6th, 2012 “This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.”– Lin Yutang

June 5th, 2012 “Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.”– Jean Kerr

June 4th, 2012 “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”– T.S. Eliot

June 3rd, 2012 “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”– George Orwell

June 2nd, 2012 “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this — you haven’t.”– Thomas A. Edison

June 1st, 2012 “Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.”– Isak Dinesen

May 31st, 2012 “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.”– Linus Pauling

May 30th, 2012 “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”– Beverly Sills

May 29th, 2012 “He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”– Friedrich Nietzsche

May 28th, 2012 “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.”– Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

May 27th, 2012 “Map out your future, but do it in pencil.”– Jon Bon Jovi

May 26th, 2012 “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”– Flavia Weedn

May 25th, 2012 “Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.”– Frank Herbert

May 24th, 2012 “Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”– Aleksei Peshkov

May 23rd, 2012 “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”– Alexander Graham Bell

May 22nd, 2012 “A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.”– John Lubbock

May 21st, 2012 “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”– St. Francis of Assisi

May 20th, 2012 “Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.”– Samuel Butler

May 19th, 2012 “There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”– Booker T. Washington

May 18th, 2012 “The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.”– William Connor Magee

May 17th, 2012 “If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.”– Morris West

May 16th, 2012 “We must dare to think “unthinkable” thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.”– James William Fulbright

May 15th, 2012 “Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise.”– Thomas J. Watson

May 14th, 2012 “If we wait for the moment when everything is ready, we shall never begin.”– Ivan Turgenev

May 13th, 2012 “Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.”– Dr. Wayne Dyer

May 12th, 2012 “Character must be kept bright as well as clean.”– Philip Dormer Stanhope

May 11th, 2012 “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”– Lady Dorothy Nevill

May 10th, 2012 “Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle.”– James Russell Lowell

May 9th, 2012 “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”– Harvey Fierstein

May 8th, 2012 “Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”– Muhammad Ali

May 7th, 2012 “We must live as we think, otherwise we shall end up by thinking as we have lived.”– Paul Bourget

May 6th, 2012 “I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.”– Lily Tomlin

May 5th, 2012 “Don’t carry a grudge. While you’re carrying a grudge, the other guy’s out dancing.”– Buddy Hackett

May 4th, 2012 “Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They’re what make the instrument stretch — what makes you go beyond the norm.”– Cicely Tyson

May 3rd, 2012 “We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.”– Iris Murdoch

May 2nd, 2012 “A mistake is simply another way of doing things.”– Katharine Graham

May 1st, 2012 “Reading is important — read between the lines. Don’t swallow everything.”– Gwendolyn Brooks

April 30th, 2012 “We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.”– Marian Wright Edelman

April 29th, 2012 “Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.”– Robert Fulghum

April 28th, 2012 “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”– Samuel Beckett

April 27th, 2012 “Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes.”– Washington Irving

April 26th, 2012 “When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.”– Stephen Hawking

April 25th, 2012 “It’s not what you are, but what you don’t become that hurts.”– Oscar Levant

April 24th, 2012 “Defensive strategy never has produced ultimate victory.”– General Douglas MacArthur

April 23rd, 2012 “It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.”– John Steinbeck

April 22nd, 2012 “It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.”– Isaac Asimov

April 21st, 2012 “We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.”– Herman Melville

April 20th, 2012 “Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments, but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.”– Joseph Addison

April 19th, 2012 “True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”– William Penn

April 18th, 2012 “Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.”– Igor Stravinsky

April 17th, 2012 “My father used to say to me, ‘Whenever you get into a jam, whenever you get into a crisis or an emergency…become the calmest person in the room and you’ll be able to figure your way out of it.'”– Rudolph Giuliani

April 16th, 2012 “There is a sense of exhilaration that comes from facing head-on the hard truths and saying, ‘We will never give up. We will never capitulate. It might take a long time, but we will find a way to prevail.'”– Jim Collins

April 15th, 2012 “Inspiration follows aspiration.”– Rabindranath Tagore

April 14th, 2012 “Calmness is the cradle of power.”– Josiah Gilbert Holland

April 13th, 2012 “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.”– Audre Lorde

April 12th, 2012 “The be-all and end-all of life should not be to get rich, but to enrich the world.”– Bertie Charles Forbes

April 11th, 2012 “I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.”– Leo Rosten

April 10th, 2012 “Consistency is only a paste jewel that cheap men cherish.”– William Allen White

April 9th, 2012 “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”– Marie Curie

April 8th, 2012 “Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”– Gilda Radner

April 7th, 2012 “It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”– Franklin D. Roosevelt

April 6th, 2012 “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”– Peter Marshall

April 5th, 2012 “If you must begin then go all the way, because if you begin and quit, the unfinished business you have left behind begins to haunt you all the time.”– Chögyam Trungpa

April 4th, 2012 “Despise not small things, either for evil or good, for a look may work thy ruin, or a word create thy wealth. A spark is a little thing, yet it may kindle the world.”– Martin Farquhar Tupper

April 3rd, 2012 “Had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then man would have been in his primitive state and no progress made in civilization and mental culture.”– Anandibai Joshee

April 2nd, 2012 “You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”– Mahatma Gandhi

April 1st, 2012 “Freedom lies in being bold.”– Robert Frost

March 31st, 2012 “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”– William James

March 30th, 2012 “Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

March 29th, 2012 “Character is simply habit long enough continued.”– Plutarch

March 28th, 2012 “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”– Sir Winston Churchill

March 27th, 2012 “Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.”– Henri Frédéric Amiel

March 26th, 2012 “Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.”– Katherine Mansfield

March 25th, 2012 “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”– Mark Twain

March 24th, 2012 “Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do the best.”– Marva Collins

March 23rd, 2012 “To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

March 22nd, 2012 “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”– E. E. Cummings

March 21st, 2012 “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”– Michelangelo Buonarroti

March 20th, 2012 “Make voyages! — Attempt them! — there’s nothing else…”– Tennessee Williams

March 19th, 2012 “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.”– Richard Bach

March 18th, 2012 “If you want a place in the sun, you’ve got to put up with a few blisters.”– Abigail Van Buren

March 17th, 2012 “What is harder than rock, or softer than water? Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Persevere.”– Ovid

March 16th, 2012 “Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.”– Doris Lessing

March 15th, 2012 “The great challenge of adulthood is holding on to your idealism after you lose your innocence.”– Bruce Springsteen

March 14th, 2012 “I searched through rebellion, drugs, diet, mysticism, religion, intellectualism, and much more, only to find that truth is basically simple and feels good, clear and right.”– Armando “Chick” Corea

March 13th, 2012 “I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.”– Julia Cameron

March 12th, 2012 “I learn by going where I have to go.”– Theodore Roethke

March 11th, 2012 “When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder.”– William Joseph Slim

March 10th, 2012 “Don’t let other people tell you what you want.”– Pat Riley

March 9th, 2012 “Discontent is the first step in progress. No one knows what is in him till he tries, and many would never try if they were not forced to.”– Basil Maturin

March 8th, 2012 “Never let life’s hardships disturb you…no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages.”– Nichiren Daishonin

March 7th, 2012 “Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.”– Walter Savage Landor

March 6th, 2012 “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”– Benjamin Mays

March 5th, 2012 “The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.”– David Starr Jordan

March 4th, 2012 “When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.”– Isak Dinesen

March 3rd, 2012 “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.”– Orison Swett Marden

March 2nd, 2012 “Life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.”– Grandma Moses

March 1st, 2012 “No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 29th, 2012 “Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”– Virginia Satir

February 28th, 2012 “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.”– William C. Durant

February 27th, 2012 “Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich.”– Sir Thomas Browne

February 26th, 2012 “Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.”– Aldous Huxley

February 25th, 2012 “Action without study is fatal. Study without action is futile.”– Mary Ritter Beard

February 24th, 2012 “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.”– Gail Sheehy

February 23rd, 2012 “What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.”– Boris Pasternak

February 22nd, 2012 “There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.”– Doris Lessing

February 21st, 2012 “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”– George Bernard Shaw

February 20th, 2012 “If one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better.”– Jane Austen

February 19th, 2012 “You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering.”– Henri Frédéric Amiel

February 18th, 2012 “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”– Winston Churchill 

February 17th, 2012 “The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink, and somebody to love you.”– Brendan Behan

February 16th, 2012 “Goals are dreams with deadlines.”– Diana Scharf Hunt

February 15th, 2012 “We each need to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.”– Shakti Gawain

February 14th, 2012 “Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”– Bertrand Russell

February 13th, 2012 “When I do things without any explanation, but just with spontaneity…I can be sure that I am right.”– Federico Fellini

February 12th, 2012 “It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life.”– Katharine Butler Hathaway

February 11th, 2012 “Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.”– Josh Billings

February 10th, 2012 “When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.”– Sir Alexander Paterson

February 9th, 2012 “Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.”– Pyotr Tchaikovsky

February 8th, 2012 “The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.”– Norman Cousins

February 7th, 2012 “Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”– Nathaniel Hawthorne

February 6th, 2012 “It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.”– Queen Christina

February 5th, 2012 “When you get into a tight place and it seems that you can’t go on, hold on — for that’s just the place and the time that the tide will turn.”– Harriet Beecher Stowe

February 4th, 2012 “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”– Freya Stark

February 3rd, 2012 “Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.”– Socrates

February 2nd, 2012 “We arrive at the truth, not by the reason only, but also by the heart.”– Blaise Pascal

February 1st, 2012 “The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.”– Norman Cousins

January 31st, 2012 “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.”– Plutarch

January 30th, 2012 “We make our fortunes and call them fate.”– Benjamin Disreali

January 29th, 2012 “Far away in the sunshine are my highest inspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.”– Louisa May Alcott

January 28th, 2012 “Choices are the hinges of destiny.”– Pythagoras

January 27th, 2012 “Once the ‘what’ is decided, the ‘how’ always follows. We must not make the ‘how’ an excuse for not facing and accepting the ‘what.'”– Pearl S. Buck

January 26th, 2012 “He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality.”– Anwar al-Sadat 

January 25th, 2012 “Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.”– Thomas Jefferson’s Rules of Conduct

January 24th, 2012 “Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.”– Dr. Joyce Brothers

January 23rd, 2012 “I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character.”– Theodore Roosevelt

January 22nd, 2012 “It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear.”– Edward Henry Harriman

January 21st, 2012 “Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own instead of someone else’s.”– Billy Wilder

January 20th, 2012 “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.”– A. J. Cronin

January 19th, 2012 “Instinct is the nose of the mind.”– Delphine Gay de Girardin

January 18th, 2012 “We cannot do everything at once but we can do something at once.”– Calvin Coolidge

January 17th, 2012 “A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.”– Edgar Watson Howe

January 16th, 2012 “Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.”– Miles Davis

January 15th, 2012 “Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.”– Madeleine L’Engle

January 14th, 2012 “Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.”– Lady Bird Johnson

January 13th, 2012 “Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.”– Oscar Wilde

January 12th, 2012 “Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.”– Judy Garland

January 11th, 2012 “Action is the antidote to despair.”– Joan Baez

January 10th, 2012 “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind.”– Henry James

January 9th, 2012 “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”– Albert Einstein

January 8th, 2012 “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

January 7th, 2012 “Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.”– Colette

January 6th, 2012 “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”– F. Scott Fitzgerald

January 5th, 2012 “The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.”– Bernard Baruch

January 4th, 2012 “To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”– Bertrand Russell

January 3rd, 2012 “If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.”– Marcel Proust

January 2nd, 2012 “Man can only become what he is able to consciously imagine.”– Dane Rudhyar

December 31st, 2011 and January 1st, 2012 “The moment of enlightenment is when a person’s dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities.”– Vic Braden

December 30th, 2011 “The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.”– Paul Tillich

December 29th, 2011 “A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.”– Albert Schweitzer

December 28th, 2011 “Hope is a light diet, but very stimulating.”– Honoré de Balzac

December 27th, 2011 “It is the heart always that sees before the head can see.”– Thomas Carlyle

December 26th, 2011 “I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.”– Henry Moore

December 24th and 25th, 2011 “The great man is he who does not lose his childlike heart.”– Mencius

December 23rd, 2011 “In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.”– Henry Ward Beecher

December 22nd, 2011 “Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”– Henri-Louis Bergson

December 21st, 2011 “No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.”– George Jean Nathan

December 20th, 2011 “I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.”– Sara Teasdale

December 19th, 2011 “Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.”– Baltasar Gracián y Morales

December 18th, 2011 “Times of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.”– Charles Caleb Colton

December 17th, 2011 “Be bold. If you’re going to make an error, make a doozey, and don’t be afraid to hit the ball.”– Billie Jean King

December 16th, 2011 “All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.”– Alexandre Dumas

December 15th, 2011 ‎”Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.”– George S. Patton

December 14th, 2011 “To get something you never had, you must do something you’ve never done.”– Unknown

December 13th, 2011 “Can anything be sadder than work unfinished? Yes, work never begun.”– Christina Rossetti

December 12th, 2011 “Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do the best.”– Marva Collins

December 11th, 2011 ‎”If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted on the Sistine floor.”– Neil Simon

December 10th, 2011 ‎”Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”– Peter Drucker

December 9th, 2011 ‎”Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”– Swami Sivananda Saraswati

December 8th, 2011 ‎”Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it.…Success is shy — it won’t come out while you’re watching.”– Tennessee Williams

December 7th, 2011 ‎”The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labour is immense.”– Arnold Bennett

December 6th, 2011 ‎”One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”– Sigmund Freud

December 5th, 2011 ‎”Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.”– Michael Caine

December 4th, 2011 ‎”Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go.'”– Maya Angelou

December 3rd, 2011 ‎”Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”– Vincent van Gogh

December 2nd, 2011 ‎”I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”– Thomas Jefferson

December 1st, 2011 “Your life becomes the thing you have decided it shall be.”– Raymond Charles Barker

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