We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
—H. G. Wells
I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps "Oh look at that!" Then — whoosh, and I'm gone... and they'll never see anything like it ever again... and they won't be able to forget me — ever.
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential
Most of us continue to work for wages in a highly unequal social system that denies us meaningful work and a decent return for our labor. That simple fact defines a set of common interests of immense democratic potential.
Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Acknowledging fear is not a cause for depression or discouragement. Because we possess such fear, we also are potentially entitled to experience fearlessness. True fearlessness is not the reduction of fear; but going beyond fear.
—Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.
Those whom the Gods would destroy, they first call promising.
That's the tragedy of falling in love; it brings with it the potential for loss.
—Sarah Rayner in One Morning
Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.