No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Helen Keller.........possibly one of the greatest ROCK STARS in the history of humankind.......how many lessons can we learn from her.....for me the most important is ABOUT LEAVING YOUR COMFORT ZONE......I believe personal growth IMPOSSIBLE if you’re not willing to leave your comfort zone.......so TODAY, SUFFER A LITTLE, CHALLENGE YOURSELF, work a little “too hard”.......play a little too hard, help someone in need, maybe SOMEONE WITH DEBILITIES SUFFICIENT TO GET YOU OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.....sweat physically, psychologically, and (maybe) morally........CHALLENGE YOURSELF AND GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE........GET OFF THE COUCH.....MAKE TODAY DIFFERENT........or choose not to grow......to stay blind, deaf, dumb.......to be less independent, less free, less powerful, further from GOD.....
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. the paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination.
What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?
Good words are worth much, and cost little.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I came, I saw, I conquered.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.
Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
Art is the signature of civilizations.
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.
You can observe a lot by just watching.
Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.
Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.
If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
To love one that is great, is almost to be great one’s self.
There is only one real deprivation... and that is not to be able to give one’s gifts to those one loves most.
Loved. You can’t use it in the past tense. Death does not stop that love at all.