Motivation Quotes

We simply need to believe in the power that’s within us, and use it.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
padlocked wooden door

We don’t need to shift our responsibilities onto the shoulders of some deified Spiritual Superman, or sit around and wait for Fate to come knocking at the door. We simply need to believe in the power that’s within us, and use it. When we do that, and stop imitating others and competing against them, things begin to work for us.

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Now is the only time there ever is to do a thing in

Sunday, February 20th, 2011
leaf and skyline

“…I want you to give me a deed of gift, or some legal paper.”

“Well, well,” said St. Clare, “I will;” and he sat down, and unfolded a newspaper to read.

“But I want it done now,” said Miss Ophelia.

“What’s your hurry?”

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We are not living in eternity. We have only the present moment, sparkling like a star in our hands.

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

If we have doubted our ability to learn, we need doubt it no longer. If we ever had it in us to learn Greek or play the piano, we still have. If we ever had clever hands…

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One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a long time

Saturday, April 17th, 2010
water, no shore

To what use am I to put it? Is it by aiming at a goal? But how to choose such a goal? How know what it is before reaching it?”

“To live without a goal, is to give oneself up to chance.”

“I am afraid you don’t understand. When…

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A person’s a person, no matter how small!

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Horton fought back with great vigor and vim
But the Wickersham gang was too many for him.
They beat him! They mauled him! They started to haul
Him into his cage! But he managed to call…

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If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business

Friday, February 12th, 2010
Lincoln monument

I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels…

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The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone

Thursday, December 17th, 2009
sidewalk stencil

“She never knew how I loved her.” “He never knew what he was to me.” “I always meant to make more of our friendship.” “I did not know what he was to me till he was gone.” Such words are the poisoned arrows which cruel Death shoots backward…

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Action creates a taste for itself.

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Meaning: once

you’ve swept

the shelves

of spoons

and plates…

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Through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
Greenway House

To be part of something one doesn’t in the least understand is, I think, one of the most intriguing things about life.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly…

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The enthusiasms took me through the action, not the measuring of it or the reasonableness.

Friday, May 22nd, 2009
tulip field

You just try to do everything that comes up. Get up an hour earlier, stay up an hour later, make the time. Then you look back and say, “Well, that was a neat piece of…

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