"Special strength comes from enduring
unchangeable circumstances while holding to one's purposes."
- David K. Reynolds
"The most powerful weapon on earth
is the human soul on fire."
- Marshall Foch
"When you are inspired by some great
purpose, some extraordinary projects, all your thoughts break
their bonds; your mind trancends limitations; your consciousness
expands in every direction; and you find yourself in a great
new and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents
become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person
by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be."
"If you seek what is honorable, what
is good, what is the truth of your life, all the other things
you could not imagine come as a matter of course."
- Oprah Winfrey
Believing in something makes it
It doesn't necessarily make it easy.
"Perhaps all human progress stems
from the tension between two basic drives: to have what everyone
else has and to have what no one has."
- Judith Stone
"At some level, we too, have to make
an ultimate sacrifice to our callings. We need to devote everything,
our whole selves. A part-time effort, a sorta-kinda commitment,
an untested promise, won't suffice. You must know that you mean
business, that you're going to jump into it up to your eye sockets
and not turn back at the last minute."
- Gregg Levoy
"Today we spend more time on our therapists'
couch than on our own two feet. Psychotherapists are now the
skycaps of our emotional baggage, except they're getting $150
tips and putting our bags on a flight that never seems to land.
We have 12-stepped over the line, people."
- Dennis Miller
"If I could put my mind to it, I could
do anything. I just don't feel like putting my mind to something.
- Ellen Degeneres
"The question isn't who is going to
let me; it's who is going to stop me."
- Ayn Rand