Our Favorite Quotes
THE POWER OF ATTITUDE

"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us,
but by how we react to what happens;
not by what life brings to us,
but by the attitude we bring to life.  
A positive attitude causes a chain reaction
of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes.
It is a catalyst...a spark that creates extraordinary results."
“People will forget what you said,
they will forget what you did,
but they will never forget
how you made them feel.”  
Maya Angelou
RISK

To laugh is to RISK appearing the fool.
To weep is to RISK appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to RISK involvement.
To expose feelings is to RISK exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams,
before the crowd is to RISK their loss.
To love is to RISK not being loved in return.
To live is to RISK dying.
To hope is to RISK despair.
To try is to RISK failure.
But RISKS must be taken,
because the greatest hazard in life is to RISK nothing.
The person who RISKS nothing, does nothing,
has nothing and is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, and live.
Chained by these certitudes, he is a slave:
he has forfeited freedom.
Only a person who RISKS is free.

COMMITMENT

Until one is committed there is hesitance,
the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation)
there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills
countless ideas and splendid plans;
That the moment one definitely commits oneself,
then providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would
otherwise not have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen
incidents and meetings and material assistance,
which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.
I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can - begin it -
boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
W.N.Murray  - The Scotish Himalayan Expedition 1951
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF...
in the power you have to control your own life day by day...
Believe in the strength that you have deep inside
and your faith will help show you the way...
Believe in tomorrow and what it will bring...
let a hopeful heart carry you through...
For things will work out if you trust and believe...
there's no limit to what you can do!
"If you always do what you've always done,
you will always get what you've always got."

"If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been
there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living
is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your
bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time."
 
JOSEPH CAMPBELL