“The arts are not a way of making a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake."
Failure is not an option; it's bundled with your software
Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed.
Most putts don’t drop. Most beef is tough. Most children grow up to be just people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration.
Most jobs are more often dull than otherwise… Life is like an old-time rail journey — delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.
The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.
Success is determined by what you are willing to sacrifice for it.
The height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment.
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. ~Margaret Young
Hold your head high. Look the world straight in the eye.
True success in this life comes in consecrating our lives — that is, our time and choices — to God’s purposes. In so doing, we permit Him to raise us to our highest destiny.
To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.