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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

~ Albert Einstein, American Physicist



One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.

        ~ Wayne Gretzky, Canadian Ice Hockey Player



You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

~ Eleanor Roosevelt, American First Lady



Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that

something else is more important than fear.

~ Ambrose Redmoon



And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud

was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

        ~ Anais Nin, American Author



Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things

that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the

bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in

your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

~ Mark Twain, American Author



Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the

hopeless swamps of the not~quite, the not~yet, the not~at~all.

Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration

for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach.

The world you desired can be won.

It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

~ Ayn Rand, Russian~born American Author



Do not go where the path may lead,

go instead where there is no path

and leave a trail.

        ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet



Only those who will risk going too far

can possibly find out how far one can go.

~ T. S. Eliot, American~British Poet



It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare,

it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

    ~ Seneca, Roman Philosopher and Statesman



Take the first step in faith.

You don't have to see the whole staircase,

just take the first step.

        ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American Civil Rights Leader



I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed,

you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there'

and it will move.

        ~ The Bible, Matthew 17:20



It is not the critic who counts;

not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled

or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,

whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly;

who errs and comes short again and again;

who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;

who spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,

and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly

so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know

neither victory or defeat.       

~ Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President Of The United States



Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear

is that we are powerful beyond measure. . .

        ~ Marianne Williamson, American Author



The woods would be very silent

if no birds sang except those that sang best.

~ Henry Van Dyke, American Educator



Pay no attention to what the critics say;

no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

 ~ Jean Sibelius, Finnish Composer



Obstacles are those frightful things you see

when you take your eyes off your goals.

    ~ Unknown



Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by

people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at


        ~ Dale Carnegie, American Author



What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared

to what lies within us.

        ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet



The journey of a thousand miles must begin with

a single step.

        ~ Lao Tzu, Chinese Philosopher



We ask ourselves 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,

talented and fabulous?'


Actually, who are you not to be?

Your playing small doesn't serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people

won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the

glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; its in

everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give

other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our

own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

        ~ Marianne Williamson, American Author




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