Here are twenty I like today:
"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
"We have all known loneliness, and we have learned that the only solution is love, and that love comes with community."
-- Dorothy Day
"Take one thing with another, and the world is a pretty good sort of a world, and it is our duty to make the best of it, and be thankful."
"There are many who are living far below their possibilities because they are continually handing over their individualities to others. Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself."
--Ralph Waldo Trine
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Life does not accommodate you, it shatters you...every seed destroys its container or else there would be no fruition."
"Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."
"It doesn't matter if we think we're fearless or if we do things while quaking. The important thing is to be true to our own dreams and live authentic lives."
-- Diane Conway
"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning."
"Love me when I least deserve it, because that is when I really need it."
"There is too little of what we really like in stories. I am afraid we shall have to write some ourselves."
--C.S. Lewis to J.R.R. Tolkien in 1937
"History had demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."
"Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same."
"People who build hope into their own lives and who share hope with others become powerful people."
“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up.”
"Love is not weakness. It is so strong that only the sacrament of marriage can contain it."
"The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy."
-- Helen Hayes (at 73)
"You have to give up the life you've planned to find the life that's waiting for you."
"Though victory is sweet, it can come only from conflict. And the rainbow, which is beautiful, is formed solely in a cloud."
"Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough."