Pursuing what you want to do and achieving your goal is not like finding the burning bush or discovering a gold mine. There are usually no epiphanies, no sudden reversals of fortune. Fulfillment comes in fits and starts… Fulfillment comes in many guises, and it can come to us in our lives at any time… But only we can make sure we will be fulfilled. If we feel empty, no amount of water can fill our well. It has to come from within, from the underground springs and streams.
~ Mary Morris
When I was your age, a writing teacher told me that everything funny is a little sad, and everything sad is a little bit funny. For some reason this keeps coming back to me as I think about your graduation. Maybe every joy carries a bit of regret.
~ Kristin van Ogtrop, “A Letter of Apology to a Son Graduating from College”, Time (April 24, 2017)
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.
~ James M. Barrie
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.
~ Mary Pickford
A great hallmark of mental wellness is the ability to be in the present moment, fully and with no thoughts of being elsewhere.
~ Wayne Dyer
Integrity in an interdependent reality is simply this: you treat everyone by the same set of principles. As you do, people will come to trust you… And to be trusted, it is said, is greater than to be loved. In the long run, I am convinced, to be trusted will be also to be loved.
~ Stephen R. Covey