"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 safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."
"I bear many scars, but I also bear within me many moments that would never have happened if I had not dared to go beyond my limits."
"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal."
"Call a boy a gentleman and watch his shoulders straighten. Call a girl a lady and watch her spirit turn graceful. Humanity was brought into existence by God speaking words into the void of the universe. We tend to become what we are called."
The Medicine of Hope
"Never chase love, affection or attention. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having."
"It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache for. It doesn’t interest me how old you are, I want to know if you are willing to risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine. It doesn’t interest me where you live or how rich you are, I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and be sweet to the ones you love. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and truly like the company you keep in the empty moments of your life."
"The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you."
"If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph."
"Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you."
"A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms."
from Zen Shin Talks
"Nothing can wear you out like caring about people"
S.E. Hinton, That Was Then, This is Now
"Your mind is not a cage. It’s a garden. And it requires cultivating."
"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."
"The mind that perceives the limitation is the limitation."