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"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration."
Thomas Edison

"Procrastination is opportunity's natural assassin."
Victor Kiam

"Counting time is not so important as making time count."

"Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." 

"If you love your work ... people will know it!"
Terry Toler

"If the structure or systems of the organization cause people to feel unvalued, unworthy, or unwise, they will look for ways to beat the system."
William J. Schwarz

"Perhaps we can't save the world, but neither do we need to sit back and let evil go unchecked."
Judy Helund

"Silence is a war crime."

"My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel -- it is, before all, to make you see."
Joseph Conrad

"If not now, then when; if not us, then who?"
Gordon Brown

"This world is made up of two kinds of people: ones who live for perfect moments and ones who take moments and make them perfect."

"How much I missed simply because I was afraid of missing it."
Paulo Coelha

"All we have to do is decide what to do with the time given us."
J.R.R. Tolkien

"Fairytales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exists, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
G. K. Chesterton

"Wherever you are, be all there!"
Jim Elliot

"The problem is usually not that we want too much but that we settle for too little."
C.S. Lewis

"People are just as happy as they make up their mind to be."
Abraham Lincoln

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt 

"Keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you see the whole world."
George Bernard Shaw

"Anyone can give up; it's the easiest thing in the world to do.  But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you feel apart, that's true strength."

"Always be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of somebody else."
Judy Garland

"You block your dreams when you allow your fears to grow bigger than your faith."

"Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own.  I am the force."
Elaine Maxwell

"Much as I respect the efforts of economists and social scientists to explain the world and the intermittent efforts of politicians to change it, I trust artists and writers more. Not necessarily to be righteous or infallible, or even consistent or coherent; not to instruct or to advocate, but rather, through the integrity and discipline they bring to making something new, to tell the truth."

"Don't expect more of others than you do of yourself."

"The more we get what we now call 'ourselves' out of the way and let him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become."
C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity

"It's poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."
Mother Teresa 

"I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, 'Do not worry.  You have always written before and you will write now.  All you have to do is write one true sentence.  Write the truest sentence that you know.'  So finally I would write one true sentence, and then go on from there.  It was easy then because there was always one true sentence that I knew or had seen or had heard someone say."
Ernest Hemingway A Moveable Feast

"As writers, we don't simply have experiences; we are entrusted with them."
Daniel Taylor 

"Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree."
 Ezra Pound
"It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for - and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool - for love - for your dreams - for the adventure of being alive."
Oriah Mountain Dreamer

"Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom. Your every act can open hearts and minds."
David Deida

"I'm a realist, but I'm also a dreamer.  And I'm not just a dreamer,  I'm a hopeaholic."
Gloria Steinem

"Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them."

"Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves. When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little, when we arrive safely because we have sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord."
Sir Francis Drake

"Humility means calling attention not to how lowly I am but to God's grace... It is giving myself over to God, surrendering myself to God."
Glen H. Stassen & David P. Gushee Kingdom Ethics

"You can only learn what obedience is by obeying.  It is no use asking questions; for it is only through obedience that you come to learn the truth."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"To deny oneself is to be aware only of Christ and no more of self, to see only him who goes before and no more of the road which is too hard for us.  Once more, all that self-denial can say is “He leads the way, keep close to him.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

"The cross is there, right from the beginning, he has only got to pick it up; there is no need for him to go out and look for a cross for himself, no need for him to deliberately to run after suffering.  Jesus says that every Christian has his own cross waiting for him, a cross destined and appointed by God.  Each must endure his allotted share of suffering and rejection… When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
Harriet Tubman

"I wish Thy way.
And when in me myself should rise
and long for something otherwise,
Then Lord, take thy sword and spear
and slay."
Amy Carmichael

"Give me the love that leads the way, the faith that nothing can dismay, the hope no disappointments tire, the passion that will burn like fire; let me not sink to be a clod: Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God."
Amy Carmichael

"Don't wait for the liver-shiver.  If you are seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, you will be in God's will, so just go out and do something."
Kevin DeYoung

"I hate silence when it is a time for speaking."
St. Kassiani

"I feel I am caught in a place for which I was not made. Yet God equips me to carry His brilliance even though I see but dimly through the glass, the fractured glass of a world that thirsts for even a portion of His brilliance. I live and dance in the half-light. I am a shadow chaser."
Timothy Willard

"You are so young, so much before all beginning, and I would like to beg you, dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer"
 Rainer Maria Rilke

“There are no real personalities apart from God. Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self…Nothing that you have not given away will be really yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.”
C.S. Lewis

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
Marianne Williamson A Return to Love

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“For one look at the self, we ought to taken ten looks at Christ.”
Robert Murray McCheyne.

“We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders.”
G.K. Chesterton

"Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort, than to be comforted; to understand than to be understood; to love than be loved, for it is by forgetting self that one finds; it is by dying that one awakens to eternal life."
Mother Teresa

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All men dream, but not equally.  Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."
T. E. Lawrence

"My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones.  Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results... but it's the effort that's heroic, as I see it.  Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight."
George R. R. Martin

"Who succeeds in forming and leading a Great Group?  He or she is always a pragmatic dreamer.  They are people who get things done, but they are people with immortal longings.  Often, they are scientifically minded people with poetry in their souls."
Warren G. Bennis

"The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls and looking like hard work."
Thomas A. Edison

"Talent is cheaper than table salt.  What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
Stephen King

"Do you want to know who you are?  Don't ask.  Act!  Action will delineate and define you."
Thomas Jefferson

"You said, 'They're harmless dreamers and they're loved by the people.' 'What,' I ask you, 'is harmless about a dreamer, and what,' I ask you, 'is harmless about the love of the people?  Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams."
Tennessee Williams

"How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose! ... You drove them from me, you who are the true, the sovereign joy.  You drove them from me and took their place, you who are sweeter than all pleasure... O Lord my God, my Light, my Wealth, and my Salvation."
Augustine, Confessions

"Brilliant people don't deny the dark; they are the ones who never stop looking for Your light in everything."
Ann Voskamp 

"Here I am only trying to describe the enormous emotions which cannot be described.  And the strongest emotion was that life was as precious as it was puzzling.  It was an ecstasy because it was an adventure; it was an adventure because it was an opportunity."
G.K. Chesterton 

“Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature."
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

"Why can't we replace small talk with big talk and ask each other profound questions right from the start? Replace mindless chatter about commuting times with a conversation about our weightiest beliefs and most potent fears? Questions that reveal who we are and where we want to go?"
Tim Boomer

"Regret is a powerful thing. But it’s opposite, surprisingly, is not acceptance; it’s not simply “moving on.” I wager that the opposite of regret is courage. The courage to be the person who tries and fails, who searches and finds nothing in return, who endures with little to show but experience, and who loves and hurts"
Kovie Biakolo

"It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the gospel. It is a proud, sensous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted prosperity."
Frederic D. Huntington

"Lukewarm people don't really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin... lukewarm people don't really believe that this new life Jesus offers is better than the old sinful one."
Francis Chan, Crazy Love

“God creates everything out of nothing. And everything which God is to use, he first reduces to nothing.”
Soren Kierkegaard

"Without exception... all try their hardest to reach the same goal, that is, joy."
Augustine 

"The only thing we need see before we die is this place of seeing God, here and now."
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts

"Only when we admit that we don't know can we ever hope to learn it."
Ed Catmull, Creativity Inc.

"In a photograph, if I am able to evoke not alone a feeling of the reality of the surface physical world but also a feeling of the reality of existence that lies mysteriously and invisibly beneath its surface, I feel I have succeeded. At their best, photographs as symbols not only serve to help illuminate some of the darkness of the unknown, they also serve to lessen the fears that too often accompany the journeys from the known to the unknown."
Wynn Bullock
© 2016 Deborah Hope Shining

1 comment:

  1. Great job! Love the pictures and the inspirational words. Keep living the daring adventure.

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