Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. 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 are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's 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, A Return To Love
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Seize the day, put very little trust in tomorrow! (Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero!)
Horace/Quintus Hortius Flaccus
You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'
George Bernard Shaw