"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes, but great minds rise above them"
-Washington Irving

"He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure"
-James Allen

"Minds are like parachutes - they function only when they are open"
-Lord Thomas Dewar

"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,
Life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly"

-Langston Hughes

"You are the greatest of all God's earthly creations. Make the most of your wonderful gifts! Rouse your mind and discover the powers within you!"
-A Artus

"You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough"
-Joe E Lewis

"If you can dream it, you can do it. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
-Walt Disney

"Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses"

"As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it"
-Mahatma Gandhi

"Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself"
-Elie Wiesel

"Nothing in this world that's worth having, comes easy"
-Dr Bob Kelso, Scrubs

“I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful”
-John Constable

“Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure; in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the way to grow worse”
-Francis Quarles

“Every day we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our life, our way of looking at things, we will know how to make peace right in the moment, we are alive”
-Thich Nhat Hanh

"The only way to last a really long time is to build something useful enough that people will want to keep it going after you die, and to cultivate a sense of ownership in other people. In short: make good shit and give it away as fast as you can"
-Lisa Williams

"The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for"
-Dan Millman

"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves"
-Maria Edgeworth

"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb"
-Sir Winston Churchill

"I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed"
-Etty Hillesum

"Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined"
-Johnny Carson

"Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred"
-W N Taylor

"There ain't no free lunches in this country. And don't go spending your whole life commiserating that you got raw deals. You've got to say, 'I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it'."
-Lee Iacocca

"Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt"
-William Van Horne

“Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper”
-Kazuo Inamori

“Any ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can't see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can't design or ordain”
-Sharon Salzberg

“Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family”
-Mother Teresa

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for"

"Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives"
-William James

"Sit loosely in the saddle of life. Seriously, it's not that serious!"

"If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place"