Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.
Andre Maurois, 1885-1967
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes, 1919-1990
The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they’re always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back.
“There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. The other is to walk around the whole world till we come back to the same place.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man
“Thinking about monastic ideals is not the same as living up to them, but at any rate such thinking has an important place in a monk’s life, because you cannot begin to do anything unless you have some idea what you are trying to do.”
Thomas Merton, The Sign of Jonas
“Life is too short. I know that’s easier said than done, but radically accepting your own shortcomings is every bit as important as radically accepting your partner’s.”
“Quit sweating the small stuff; let go of your tendency to control, blame and be defensive, and extend more empathy and compassion to yourself.”
“Love is never wasted.”