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Inspiration for 2015

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It’s the new year and I was feeling a bit introspective since the calendar turned over. I take no credit for any of these quips, but appreciate the sentiments expressed. Good words of inspiration during any time of the year.

  • “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” ~ T.S. Eliot
  • “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” ~ Babe Ruth
  • “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  • “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot
  • “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” ~ Colin Powell
  • “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.” ~ Charles Dickens
  • “When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” ~ Walt Disney
  • “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~ Andre Gide
  • “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” ~ Jim Rohn
  • “You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.” ~ Jimi Hendrix
  • “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ~ Mae West
  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘It will be happier’…” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • “We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  • “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” ~ Helen Keller
  • “Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.” ~ Bill Copeland
  • “Each day provides its own gifts.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  • “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” ~ C.W. Lewis
  • “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” ~ Robin Williams
  • “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” ~ Ella Fitzgerald
  • “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~ T.S. Eliot
  • “Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” ~ Voltaire
  • “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” ~ Woody Allen
  • “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  • “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~ Jimmy Dean
  • “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~ Francis of Assisi
  • “We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.” ~ Helen Hayes
  • “You change your life by changing your heart.” ~ Max Lucado
  • “Belief creates the actual fact.” ~ William James
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