The results of life are uncalculated and uncalculable. The years teach much which the days never know. The persons who compose our company, converse, and come and go, and design and execute many things, and somewhat comes of it all, but an unlooked for result. The individual is always mistaken. He designed many things, and drew in other persons as coadjutors, quarrelled with some or all, blundered much, and something is done; all are a little advanced, but the individual is always mistaken. It turns out somewhat new, and very unlike what he promised himself.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Philosopher)
If it is given with love, a mere handful is enough.
We may not be interested in chaos but chaos is interested in us.
Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.
—George Sand (French Novelist, Dramatist)
Ability & Attitude & Activity – Excuses = Success.
Have you invested as much this year in your career as in your car?
—Molly Sargent (American Management Consultant)
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through the experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
—Helen Keller (American Author)
I succeed because I expect to.
Love is but another name for that inscrutable presence by which the soul is connected with humanity.
—William Gilmore Simms (American Poet)
We cannot fight against anything, unless we fight for something—and what we must fight for is the supremacy of reason, and a view of man as a rational being.
—Ayn Rand (Russian-born American Novelist)