If you can't explain it simply, you don't know it well enough.
~ Albert Einstein
It's not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
~ Sir Edmund Hillary
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
~ James Thurber
To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.
~ Sir Walter Scott
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
~ Thomas Carlyle
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before.
~ Joseph Campbell
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
~ Anais Nin
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Travelers, it is late. Life's sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings.
But why had we come, if not to depend upon our own resources and in so doing, discover more about them? There are circuits and juices in every person that are the heritage of millions of years of evolution and survival in wild country. They need exercising - add a twinge of fear and wonder, and they can bring the world into focus with astonishing clarity.
~ James Baldwin
The Way It Is
There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.
~ William Stafford