Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.
writer and political activist
“Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.”
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale,
writer and minister
“Meditation is watching the movement of mind in relationship. If you try to force the mind into silence by withdrawing from activity, you will never understand what silence is…There is a great beauty when one discovers what silence in action is. Meditation is a new approach to total life, it does not demand of you any isolation.”
Vimala Thakar: “Mutation of Mind”
“The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.”
Logan Pearsall Smith
“The real pleasure-seeking is the combination of luxury and austerity in such a way that the luxury can really be felt.”
G.K. Chesterton, “On Pleasure-Seeking”
“The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.”
“You don’t become a painter, you just discover one day that you are one.”
Yves Klein, quoted in Klein, by Hannah Weitemeier