A few quotations I am inspired by:
Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful ~ William Morris
I change houses to life – Have nothing in your life that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life ~ Chief Tecumseh
I will spend so much time bettering myself that I do not have time, nor the will to find fault with others. ~ Orlando Rogers
I will be positive. I will not entertain negative thoughts or people. My positive attitude will be contagious, whereas negative attitude is cancerous. ~ Orlando Rogers
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt ~ William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure Act 1 Scene 4 1603
The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation ~ Bertrand Russell
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. ~ probably from John Anster’s translation of Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe or maybe a quote by WH Murray.
Here’s more of it:
“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue.
Live being true to the single purpose of the moment. Everyone lets the present moment slip by, then looks for it as though he thought it were somewhere else. No one seems to have noticed this fact. But grasping this firmly, one must pile experience upon experience. And once one has come to this understanding he will be a different person from that point on, though he may not always bear it in mind.
When one understands this settling into single-mindedness well, his affairs will thin out. Loyalty is also contained within this single-mindedness.
~ from Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Better to have the courage to fail than be too scared to try ~ Stephane Rousson, Airship Designer.
Inspiration is the fuel that makes the impossible possible ~ John Cena