Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Make each day your masterpiece.
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity. Reduce selfishness, have few desires.
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Fall seven times, stand up eight!
I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misfortune, and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key.
Charles Fletcher Lummis
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
No pressure, no diamonds.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of a man is to live, not to exist.
Everything you need is already inside. Just do it.
Bill Bowerman (Nike)
- Van Gogh dazzles at Netherlands’ Kroeller-Mueller (mysanantonio.com)