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Encouragement

Our chief want

Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can. 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

~ Goethe

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

~ Goethe

We all worry about wasting time, about the years sliding past, about what we intend to do with our lives. We shouldn’t — for there there is a divine irrelevance in the universe that defies calculation. Many men and women win through to a sense of greatness in their lives only by first stumbling and fumbling their way into patterns that gratify them and allow them to utilize their endowments to the maximum.

~ James Michener

There were two things about Mama. One is she always expected the best out of me. And the other is that then no matter what I did, whatever I came home with, she acted like it was the moon I had just hung up in the sky and plugged in all the stars. Like I was that good.

~ Barbara KingsolverThe Bean Trees