“Your talents can hardly wait to express. They are itching to get out and about. To go through life without releasing your strongest talents leads to feelings of frustration, resentment, even depression.” – Laurence Boldt, Zen and the Art of Making a Living

“In the long run, you hit only what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

“You can’t write a really effective play or a novel about someone who doesn’t know what he wants. So it is with the story of your life; it doesn’t get really interesting until you know what you want.” – Laurence Boldt, Zen and the Art of Making a Living

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau 

“Being deprived of something you desire is better than having something you despise.” – Bruce and Stan, God Is In The Small Stuff And It All Matters

“You can always turn lemons into lemonade. Remember that doors may slam in your face, yet others will always open to more brilliant prospects. See any adverse situation you may currently have as the necessary impetus for creating a fabulous future.” – Wally Amos, The Path To Success Is Paved With Positive Thinking