"If you love and serve man, you cannot, by any hiding or stratagem, escape remuneration."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be."
The worst days of those who enjoy what they do, are better than the best days of those who don't.
- E. James Rohn
"The past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.
- Marilyn Ferguson
"What then is the right way to live? Life should be lived as play."
"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."
"Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have."
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching."
"A musician must make his music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to ultimately be at peace with himself."
- Abraham Maslow
"If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track, which has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living."
- Joseph Campbell
"There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction."
- John F. Kennedy
"There is no security in life, only opportunity."
- Mark Twain
"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw
"We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
- Albert Schweitzer
Work to become, not to acquire.
- Elbert Hubbard
The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa
It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
- Pablo Picasso
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a purpose.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
- Helen Keller
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,"who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?"
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,we unconsciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."
- Marianne Williamson (A Return to Love)
“Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” - Buddha
"Talents are common, everyone has them - but rare is the courage to follow our talents where they lead." - Anon
"The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun."
- Napoleon Hill
- Laurence G. Boldt
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.e)
- Mark Twain
"The decisions you make about your work life are especially important, since most people spend more of their waking lives working than doing anything else. Your choices will affect, not only yourself and those closest to you, but in some way the whole world."
—Laurence G. Boldt