Ann Major’s Favorite Inspiring
Quotes from Famous People
Love others as well
as you love yourself.
The beginning is the
most important part of any work.
We learn to fly not
by becoming fearless, but by the daily practice of courage.
The thing you fear
most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power.
Facing the truth really will set you free
No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have
gotten off the ship in the storm.
We either make ourselves
happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.
To the world you might
be one person, but to one person you might be the world.
We need to learn to
set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing
General Omar Bradley
Never "for the
sake of peace and quiet" deny your own experience or
Life consists not in
holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.
Elbow grease is the
Women are mean to be
loved, not to be understood.
Not knowing when the
dawn will come, I open every door.
It was never what I wanted to buy that held my heart's hope.
It was what I wanted to be.
Lois McMaster Bujold
A rock pile ceases
to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Antoine de SaintExupery
Dream as if you'll
live forever, live as if you'll die today.
First they ignore you,
then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
The wishbone will never
replace the backbone.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
The only way to find
the limits of the possible is by going beyond them to the
Arthur C. Clarke
Out of your vulnerabilities
will come your strength.
Sometimes the seeds
of happiness are sown in darkness.
The person who is willing
to say yes to experience is the person who discovers new frontiers.
John Marks Templeton
Doubt limits you from
what is already yours, but faith unlocks the door allowing
you to walk in and receive it.
Jeannette Tyson Gregory
We can't take any credit
for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.
It is by attempting
to reach the top at a single leap that so much misery is caused
in the world.
Great souls are not
those which have less passion and more virtue than common
souls, but only those which have greater designs.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Don't judge each day
by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
When you reach for
the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won't come
up with a handful of mud either.
The person who removes
a mountain begins by carrying very small stones.
are the results of misused time."
You can't be afraid
of stepping on toes if you want to go dancing.
We must constantly
build dykes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am always doing things
I can't do; that's how I get to do them.
There is only one corner
of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's
your own self.
I pay no attention
whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
be surprised, give thanks and praisethen
you will discover the fullness of your life.
Brother David Steindl-Rast
Creativity is God's
gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to God.
Wisdom is the reward
you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred