Today’s Quote by Napoleon on Courage

Until you spread your wings, you’ll have no idea how far you can fly.

Napoleon 
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“Will” Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Will

You will be what you will to be; Let failure find its false content
In that poor word “environment,” But spirit scorns it, and is free.
It masters time, it conquers space,
It cowes that boastful trickster Chance,
And bids the tyrant Circumstance Uncrown and fill a servant’s place.
The human Will, that force unseen, The offspring of a deathless Soul,
Can hew the way to any goal, Though walls of granite intervene.
Be not impatient in delay,
But wait as one who understands;
When spirit rises and commands The gods are ready to obey.
The river seeking for the sea Confronts the dam and precipice,
Yet knows it cannot fail or miss;
You will be what you will to be!
Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Today’s Quote by Dorothy Day on Community

“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” ~ Dorothy Day 

Music Moment with John Fogerty Performing “Centerfield”

For All Baseball Lovers – John Fogerty Performs “Centerfield”

Today’s Quote by Carlos Castaneda

“Before you embark on it you ask the question: Does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it, and then you must choose another path.”

Carlos Castaneda

Today ~ Poem by Thomas Carlyle

Today

So here hath been dawning Another blue day;
Think, wilt thou let it Slip useless away?
Out of Eternity
This new day is born;
Into Eternity,
At night will return.
Behold it aforetime No eye ever did; So soon it for ever
From all eyes is hid.
Here hath been dawning Another blue day;
Think, wilt thou let it Slip useless away?

Thomas Carlyle.

Rules for the Road ~ Poem by Edwin Markham on Confidence

Rules for the Road

Stand straight:
Step firmly, throw your weight:
The heaven is high above your head,
The good gray road is faithful to your tread.
Be strong:
Sing to your heart a battle song:
Though hidden foemen lie in wait, Something is in you that can smile at Fate.
Press through:
Nothing can harm if you are true.
And when the night comes, rest:
The earth is friendly as a mother’s breast.

Edwin Markham.