“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

 “The truest measure of Character is what we do when we think no one is looking.” ~ Unknown

"Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts." ~ Unknown

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

"Superficial goals lead to superficial results."  ~ Attila the Hun

"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible." ~ Claude Thomas Bissell

"Try not.  Do or do not. There is no try."  ~ Master Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” ~ Carl Jung

"I've had a wonderful evening, but this wasn't it." ~ Groucho Marx

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy

“We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.” ~ Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream." ~ Mark Twain  (1835-1910)

"Your life is the sum total of the choices you've made.  If you don't like your life, make better choices." ~ John Gilbert

 “Resistance drains energy, acceptance saves it, cheerfulness sustains it.” ~ Unknown