"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
- Albert Einstein
"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!"
"If you knew that hope and despair were paths to
the same destination, which would you choose?"
~ Robert Brault
“The point of living and of being an optimist,
is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.”
- Peter Ustinov
- Peter Ustinov
"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the
assaults of thoughts on the unthinking."
- John Maynard Keynes
"Lakotah Instructions for Living"
"Friend do it this way - that is, whatever you do in life,
do the very best you can with both your heart and mind.
And if you do it that way,
the Power Of The Universe will come to your assistance,
if your heart and mind are in Unity.
When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
one must be responsible because All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do affects everything in the universe.
If you do it that way - that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind as One -
whatever you ask for, that's the way it's going to be."
Passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman