“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” ~~ Eric Hoffer

Filed under: Attitude,  Education,  Eric Hoffer,  Gratitude,  Learning

“Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure. ~ Jack Lemmon

Filed under: Goals,  Jack Lemmon,  Risk,  Success

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.” ~~   William Shakespeare

Filed under: Belief,  Character,  Dreams,  Inspiration,  William Shakespeare

“Fear of a name increases fear of a thing itself.” Albus Dumbledore, in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling

Filed under: Attitude,  Belief,  J. K. Rowling

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.” ~~ Edgar Allan Poe

Filed under: Art,  Beauty,  Edgar Allan Poe,  Inspiration

“They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions … but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” ~~ Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Chapter 11

Filed under: Character,  Harper Lee,  Tolerance

“The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.” ~~ Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.


“Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.” ~~ Regina Brett

Filed under: Achievement,  Determination,  Regina Brett,  Success

“Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.” ~~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


“When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either.” ~~  Leo Burnett

Filed under: Attitude,  Determination,  Dreams,  Learning,  Leo Burnett