The virtue of obedience makes the will supple… it inspires the courage with which to fulfill the most difficult tasks.
—John Vianney (French Catholic Priest)
If you happen to be one of the fretful minority who can do creative work, never force an idea; you’ll abort it if you do. Be patient and you’ll give birth to it when the time is ripe. Learn to wait.
—Robert A. Heinlein (American Novelist)
He that chooses his own path needs no map.
—Christina, Queen of Sweden (Swedish Monarch)
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
—Ask Ann Landers
Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried.
—William Shakespeare (British Playwright)
Hail thy brother’s boat across, and lo! thine own has reached the shore.
Refuse to fall down. If you cannot refuse to fall down, refuse to stay down. If you cannot refuse to stay down, lift your heart toward heaven, and like a hungry beggar, ask that it be filled, and it will be filled. You may be pushed down. You may be kept from rising. But no one can keep you from lifting your heart toward heaven.
—Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Abandon the crowd of distractions and confusions, and rest in the boundless state without grasping or disturbance; firm in two practices: visualization and complete, at this time of meditation, one-pointed, free from activity. Fall not into the power of confused emotions.
When you judge others,
you do not define them, you define yourself.
—Earl Nightingale (American Motivational Speaker)
Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. After you become a leader, success is about growing others.
—Jack Welch (American Businessperson)