"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."
– Marie Curie
"Freedom lies in being bold."
– Robert Frost
"Can anything be sadder than work unfinished? Yes, work never begun."
– Christina Rossetti
"No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched."
– George Jean Nathan
"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
– Henri-Louis Bergson
"Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
"The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started."
– Norman Cousins
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will."
– George Bernard Shaw
"If one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better."
– Jane Austen
"The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink, and somebody to love you."
– Brendan Behan
"When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder."
– William Joseph Slim
"We each need to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly."
– Shakti Gawain