"I might have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for."
"Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I've had my share. But whatever
happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final
analysis, you have got not to forget to laugh."
"You cannot control what happens to you,
but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you,
and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you."
"In life, you can never do a kindness too soon
because you never know how soon it will be too late." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1 (NAB)
"I am not afraid of tomorrow,
for I have seen yesterday
and I love today." William Allen White
"There are only two emotions: love - our natural inheritance, and fear-
an invention of our minds which is illusory."
Gerald G. Jampolsky, MD, [Teach Only Love]
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence
by every experience
in which you really stop
to look fear in the face-
You must do the thing
which you think
you cannot do."
"Faith is the pier less bridge supporting what we see unto the scene that
we do not."
"Winning isn't everything. Wanting to win is."
“For as long as I shall live I will testify to love!” Martha Williamson
"It's the heart afraid of dying, that never learns to dance; It's the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance; It's the one who won't be taken, who cannot seem to give; And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live." Bette Midler
"Hope is the thing with feathers That perches on the soul And sings
the tune without the words And never stops at all
And sweetest in the Gale is heard And sore must be the storm That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm
I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest Sea Yet, never, in Extremity, It asked a crumb of Me."
"I went to the Woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Henry David Thoreau Walden, 1854
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." Helen Keller
"To touch the soul
of another human being
is to walk on holy ground." Stephen R. Covey
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." (Dune) Author: Frank Herbert
"A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life."
"The onward march of the human race requires, that the highs around it
constantly blaze with noble lessons of courage. Deeds of daring dazzle history
and form one of mans guiding lights. The dawn dares when it rises."
by Victor Hugo
(One of Michael Zazlow's favorite quotes)
"Though outwardly we are wasting away yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day" 2 Corinthians 4:16
"When we look for the good, and find it, we often feel thankful. And being thankful is a great precursor to showing (and receiving) respect." Jennifer Ray Gibson