"Do what brings you life. Do not do what deadens you."
"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do something I can do."
"What matters is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog."
-Coach Bryant Bear
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
-Harriet Beecher Stowe
"Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes but morning comes...keep hope alive."
"If you have made mistakes...there is always another chance for you...you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down."
"The purpose of life is a life of purpose."
"You are worth all the pearls in the ocean!"
"Every experience empowers you twice: First when you enter into it with a whole heart, and again when you leave it with a whole heart."
"Going nowhere faster will not get you somewhere."
"It is always the simple that produces the marvelous."
-Amel ia Barr
"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right."
"Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier."
"As the dew to the blossom, the bud to the bee, as the scent to the rose, are these memories to me."
"And all your future lies beneath your hat."
-John Oldham, English Poet
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
-George Bernard Shaw
"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."
"I choose NOT to be a victim of sucky circumstances, but to forge ahead through the fiery depths of hell, to feast on fine chocolates, and beat off pity and hopelessness with each and every success- and maybe lose a little fat in the process!"