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All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. --- Woodrow Wilson 1856

Among the mind's powers is one that comes of itself to many children and artists. It need not be lost, to the end of his days, by anyone who has ever had it. This is the power of taking delight in a thing, or rather in anything, not as a means to some other end, but just because it is what it is. A child in the full health of his mind will put his hand flat on the summer lawn, feel it, and give a little shiver of private glee at the elastic firmness of the globe. --- Charles E Montague 1867

Fear always springs from ignorance. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

If you aspire to anything better than politics, expect no cooperation from men. They will not further anything good. You must prevail of your own force, as a plant springs and grows by its own vitality. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

In the midst of winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. --- Albert Camus 1913

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand. Anyone may gather it and no limit is set. Everyone can reach this love through meditation, spirit of prayer, and sacrifice, by an intense inner life. --- Mother Teresa Of Calcutta 1910

One kind word can warm three winter months. --- Japanese Proverb xxxx

Over the winter glaciers I see the summer glow; and through the wild-piled snowdrift the warm rosebuds below. --- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803

Real happiness is not dependent on external things. The pond is fed from within. The kind of happiness that stays with you is the happiness that springs from inward thoughts and emotions. You must cultivate your mind if you wish to achieve enduring happiness. You must furnish your mind with interesting thoughts and ideas. For an empty mind seeks plearus as a substitute for happiness. (paraphrased) --- William Lyons Phelps

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body. --- Oliver Wendell Holmes 1841

Without winter, there can be no spring. Without mistakes, there can be no learning. Without doubts, there can be no faith. Without fears, there can be no courage. My mistakes, my fears and my doubts are my path to wisdom, faith, and courage. --- Anon xxxx

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