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Hope Belief, Confidence, Faith, Optimism Hopes are but the dreams of those who are awake. PINDAR Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is. BHAGAVAD GITA Hope and fear are inseparable. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD You do not believe, you only believe that you believe. SAMUEL COLERIDGE Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope. CARLYLE Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted. ALBERT PIKE The only faith that wears well and holds its colour in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction. JAMES LOWELL HopeRead More →

Health Moderation, Well-being Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues. THOMAS FULLER Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind. MARY BAKER EDDY Health, beauty, vigor, riches, and all the other things called goods, operate equally as evils to the vicious and unjust, as they do as benefits to the just. PLATO Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice. PAINE The poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest would gladly part with all their money for health. COLTON Every human being is the author ofRead More →

Happiness Contentment, Joy No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it. BEECHER Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. WILLIAM COWPER Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. CHUANGTZU Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled inRead More →

Growth Evolution, Gain, Increase, Morning, Spring, Youth All men’s gains are the fruit of venturing. HERODOTUS Growth is the only evidence of life. JOHN HENRY NEWMAN Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT The way of heaven is to diminish the prosperous and augment the needy. The superior man gains without boasting. I CHING Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor. EURIPIDES The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD Climb mountains to see lowlands. CHINESE PROVERB All growth depends uponRead More →

Goodness Charity, Kindness Whatever mitigates the woes or increases the happiness of others – this is my criterion of goodness. And whatever injures society at large, or any individual, in it – this is my measure of iniquity. ROBERT BURNS Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. JOHN WESLEY Goodness is beauty in its best estate. CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. GOETHERead More →

Genius Creavity, Imagination, Invention, Orginatility, Talent Genius is eternal patience. MICHELANGELO Imagination is the eye of the soul. JOUBERT Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it. GERMAINE DE STAEL I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done. HENRY FORD Genius is the power of lighting one’s own fire. JOHN FOSTER Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes. THOMAS HIGGINSON Genius is initiative on fire. HOLBROOK JACKSON It is the great triumph of genius to make the common appear novel. GOETHE Genius does what it must,Read More →

Freedom Democracy, Independence, Liberty No man is free who cannot command himself. PYTHAGORAS Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting. VOLTAIRE The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. LINCOLN The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage. THUCYDIDES What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the littleRead More →

Failure Defeat, Error There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. MONTAIGNE Nothing is so much to be feared as fear. HENRY DAVID THOREAU One seldom rushes into a single error. Rushing into the first one, one always does too much. Hence one usually commits another; and this time does too little. NIETZSCHE Men do not fail; they give up trying. ELIHU ROOT People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure. LAO-TZU Few things are impracticable in themselves. It isRead More →

Enthusiasm Ambition, Zeal, Initiative We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. CHARLES KINGSLEY A cloudy day is no match for a sunny dispostion. W A WARD Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason. PASCAL The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it: enthusiasm signifies God in us. GERMAINE DE STAEL Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. VICTOR HUGO Enthusiasm. . . the sustaining power of all great action. SAMUEL SMILES Though ambition in itself is a vice,Read More →

Dreams Ideas We are such stuff As dreams are made of, And our little life Is rounded with a sleep. SHAKESPEARE The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake. LEONARDO DA VINCI If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it. W A WARD Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which, if it were available in waking, would make every man a genius. FREDERICK HENRY HEDGE The real man lies in the depths of the subconscious. H. L. MENCKEN A dream isRead More →