"When we allow ourselves to become vulnerable, to take chances, and to risk our pride, that is when we find our own glory."
"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe."
"The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities."
"Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them."
"For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out. The light doesn't always necessarily have to be in your family; for me it was teachers and school."
"Lying in bed just before going to sleep is the worst time for organized thinking; it is the best time for free thinking. Ideas drift like clouds in an undecided breeze, taking first this direction and then that."
~From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
"All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them."
~Earvin "Magic" Johnson
"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible--and achieve it."
"We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry."
"Balance isn't about moderation, it's about admitting what's really important to you. Someone might reach 16 years of age with a terrible thirst to play music, or soccer, or earn money, and their idea of balance is to spend 90% of their time doing just that."
"The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun."