find life experiences and swallow them whole. travel. meet many people. go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. try everything. exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.  - lawrence k. fish

Our real duty is always found running in the direction of our worthiest desires.  -Randolph Bourne

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.  -Walter Elliott

There are many ways to measure success; not the least of which is the way your child describes you when talking to a friend. - Unknown

When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.  - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.  -Wayne Dyer

Life leaps like a geyser for those willing to drill through the rock of inertia.  - Alexis Carrel

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.  -Anatole France

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.  -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The law of flotation was not discovered by contemplating sinking.  -Wayne Dyer

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I
don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world
are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want,
and, if they can't find them, make them.  - George Bernard Shaw

Life is no brief candle to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I
have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly
as possible before handing it on to future generations.   - George Bernard Shaw 

The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.  - Chinese proverb

The vision must be followed by the venture.  It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.  -Vance Havner

I saw angels in the marble and carved until I set them free.  -Michelangelo

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders.  Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.  - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time. - WJ Davison

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. - Howard Thurman

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. -- Charles Caleb Colton

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -- George Bernard Shaw

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it.  I want to live the width of it as well.       -- Diane Ackerman

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.  Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land.  There is no other land; there is no other life but this.                       -- Henry David Thoreau