Sure, you've heard 'em before... but it never hurts to get a second (or third!) dose of encouraging insights, does it?
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
"If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
-Henry David Thoreau
"Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation these are the great values of life. We can't prove them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives."
-Jesse Herman Holmes
"Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don't look at it and wish you had painted something different."
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
"The best way to teach people is by telling a story."
"The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all."
"Never live in the past but always learn from it."
"People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves."
"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails."
"It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has."
-Henry Ward Beecher