You can be told you have a 90% chance or a 50% chance or a 1% chance,
but you have to believe, and you have to fight.
— Lance Armstrong
What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a
moment the shining, elusive element which is life itself.
— Willa Cather
It may be doubtful, at first,
whether a person is an enemy or friend.
Meat, if not properly digested, becomes poison;
But poison, if used rightly, may turn medicinal.
— Sakya Pandita
Happiness grows in our own gardens, and it is not to be picked up in strangers garden.
Salvation of the Dawn
Look to this day,
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the truths
And realities of your existence;
The bliss of growth
The glory of action, and
The splendor of beauty;
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes
Every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
Such is the salvation of the dawn.
— The Bhagavad Gita
Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.
— Benjamin Disraeli
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
— Henry David Thoreau
To be idle is a short road to death
and to be diligent is a way of life;
foolish people are idle,
wise people are diligent.
— Buddhist Teaching
Mind is the master power that molds and makes,
And we are Mind, and evermore we take
The tool of thought, and shaping what we will,
Bring forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills.
We think in secret, and it comes to pass –
Our world is but our looking glass.
— James Lane Allen
Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
— Leo Buscalia