Living Life

Tomorrow's fate, though thou be wise,
Thou canst not tell nor yet surmise;
Pass therefore, not today in vain,
For it will never come again.

-- Omar Khayyam

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble.

-- Helen Keller


"Nothing in the World Can Take the Place of Persistence.
Talent will not; Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

-- Calvin Coolidge

He who gains a victory over other men is strong;
but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful.

-- Lao-tse

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

-- Confucius

There is nothing noble in being superior to other men.
The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.

-- Hindu proverb

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

-- Theodore Roosevelt

Hyacinths to Feed Thy Soul

If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves alone
to thee are left,
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.

-- Gulistan of Moslih Eddin Saadi

As it is not proper to cure the eyes without the head, nor the head without the body, so neither is it proper to cure the body without the soul.

-- Socrates

Enjoy yourself--It's later than you think.

-- Loomis

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

-- Albert Einstein

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on; nor all your Piety nor Wit

Shall lure lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

-- Omar Khayyam

Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods,
but from a contented mind.

-- Mohammed

This above all: to thine own self be true.

-- William Shakespeare

As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

-- Proverbs, 23:7

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it
is because he hears a different drummer. Let him keep step to
music which he hears, however measured or far away.

-- Henry David Thoreau

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

-- Unknown

A man's true wealth is the good he does in this world.

-- Mohammed

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

-- Emily Dickinson

Life is too short to be little.

-- Benjamin Disraeli

To err is human; to forgive, divine.

-- Alexander Pope