Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
~Orison Swett Marden
“Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.” ~Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
"Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul." ~William Hazlitt
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” ~Henry David Thoreau
"The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't." ~Henry Ward Beecher
“Instead of bracing yourself for the perils of the unknown, embrace the joy that is here, in your present moment.” ~Michelle D. Rosado
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer." ~Henry David Thoreau
“Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.” ~Walt Whitman
"If a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God." ~George Washington Carver