No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the horizon of the spirit. —Helen Keller

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No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the horizon of the spirit.

HELEN KELLER

author, lecturer, activist

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sandor from denver JULY 24, 2017
Pessimism is but a point of view. Its a foe that will close the spirit from questing forward . When all things go wrong it is hard not to get jaded and to forecast into the future how everything is but a dismal failer.


It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end. —Ernest Hemingway
Practice civility toward one another. Admire and emulate ethical behavior wherever you find it. Apply a rigid standard of morality to your lives; and if, periodically, you fail as you surely will, ­adjust your lives, not the standards.  —Ted Koppel
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. —Marianne Williamson
To strengthen the muscles of your heart, the best exercise is lifting someone else's spirit whenever you can. —Dodinsky
We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count. —Neal Maxwell
Just as man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope. If dreams reflect the past, hope summons the future. —Elie Wiesel
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. —George Sand (Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin)
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. —Marcus Aurelius
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. —Anaïs Nin
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. —Aristotle
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. —Albert Schweitzer
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.  —Mark Twain
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.  —Martin Luther
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. —Benjamin Disraeli
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them. —Sir Frances Bacon
There’s something very freeing about losing the anchors that have always defined you. Frightening, sad, but exhilarating in a poignant way, as well. You’re free to float to the moon and evaporate or sink to the bottom of the deepest ocean. But you’re free to explore. Some people confuse that with drifting, I suppose. I like to think of it as growing. —Deborah Smith

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