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Your story

"Child," said the Lion, "I am telling you your story, not hers. No one is told any story but their own."

~ C.S. Lewis

Our chief want

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

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.

~ Abraham Lincoln 

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.
~ Maya Angelou

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

~ Goethe

I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better.

~ Henry David Thoreau

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

When I stand before God at the end of my life I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”

~ Erma Bombeck

Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.

~ Julius Charles Hare

It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. 

~ Wendell Berry

The greatest and most important problems in life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.

~ Carl Jung