A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. - unknown
My eighth grade english teacher, Mrs. Weber, first shared this quote with me in a letter she wrote me during my high school years. She continued to support and teach me long after I graduated from her class. I still have the letters she wrote me throughout my teenage years and they are still able, even all these years later, to give me strength and help me find my way. Mrs. Weber was a lady of class, humor and love. Even after her death, she continues to shape who I am and how I live.
Nothing that's worth doing is ever easy.
The most courageous act is to think for yourself. Aloud. - Coco Chanel
We must be ready to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us - Joseph Cambell
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows that great enthusiasm, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knowns in the end the triumph of high achievements and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who never know victory nor defeat. - Winston Churchhill Brene Brown writes amazing books about overcoming our difficulties and living authentic lives in the world. She shapes one of my favorite of her books around this quote as an instruction manual on how to live.
You can't win an argument with a fool because they can't tell when they've lost.
It is better to be a light than to curse the darkness. - Adlai Stevenson
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. - William James
Be bold...when you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself on the shore. - Alan Alda
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. - Helen Keller
We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. - Brene Brown
Don’t try to win over the haters; you are not a jackass whisperer. - Brené Brown
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go- T.S. Eliot
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.- Coco Chanel
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. - Anais Nin