What Inspires Me?
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. - Anne Frank, 1929-1945
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew. - Saint Francis de Sales, 1567-1622
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. - Lord Byron, 1788-1824
I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. - Martha Washington, 1732-1802
Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you. - Herbert Gasser, 1888-1963, American Physiologist
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
-- Marian Anderson
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
-- Will Rogers
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many—not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
-- Charles Dickens
The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
-- William Wordsworth
I'm not happy, I'm cheerful. There's a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them.
-- Beverly Sills
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
-- Dale Carnegie
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
-- Author Unknown
Don’t frown because you never know who might be falling in love with your smile.
The most beautiful things in the world are not seen nor touched. They are felt with the heart.
-- Helen Keller