Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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Nancy from Brooklyn, NY JULY 18, 2016
All of us need a mentor to help.us move ahead.

Carol from Payson, AZ AUGUST 1, 2014
I use your daily quotes on our daily "chronicle" at the skilled nursing facility where I work. Thank you for giving me such wonderful material.


Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul. —Douglas MacArthur
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. —e. e. cummings
Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion. —Terry Orlick
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. —Buddha
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person. —R. Buckminster Fuller
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. —Saint Augustine
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. —Martin Luther King, Jr.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together, go to the making of genius. Love, Love, Love. That is the soul of genius. —Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy. —Bill Blackman
True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are. —Brené Brown
We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. We are the movers and shakers of the world forever, it seems.  —Arthur O' Shaughnessy
A smile starts on the lips, A grin spreads to the eyes, A chuckle comes from the belly; But a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, Overflows, and bubbles all around. —Carolyn Birmingham
Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision. —Sir Winston Churchill
You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough. —Joe E. Lewis

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