Words shape our reality, and a song or poem has that power in a potently condensed form. Likewise a pithy quotation can say it all – and lodge in the mind to drip-feed our own purpose and courage. Here are the quotations that appear throughout this website – they will change from time to time as new ones find and inspire me.
In these matters, the only certainty is that nothing is certain.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Begin it now.
It is not the strongest or the most intelligent that survive, but the ones that are most responsive to change.
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness… the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.
Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here…
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.
We don’t need to focus on the unanswered questions so much as the unquestioned answers.
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.
Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
Action rightly renounced brings freedom; Action rightly performed brings freedom: Both are better than mere shunning of action.
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