We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions.
Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
How vain it is to sit down and write when you have not stood up to live.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Words are the thread on which we string our experiences.
Words are things; and a small drop of ink
Falling like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I woke and saw that life was service. I acted and, behold, service was joy.