My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
You find truth in the heart, which powers greatness.
Never mind the doubters and the blind - as Rumi said, "You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly."
Indeed, Nelson Boswell pointed out: "The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake."
For truly, a simple act of kindness has greatness about it. As Marianne Williamson said, "Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve."
Greatness is not measured by money and stature, it is measured by courage and heart. As Gary Lew said, "It is your world. Shape it or someone else will." Better to participate and do your best than to watch from the sidelines.
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
It may seem obvious, but lots of people ignore a basic truth -- that no one wants to be a failure. Everyone wants to succeed. Everyone wants to achieve something or be somebody. Of course, not everyone looks that way. On the surface, some people look so depressed, down, and negative, that they don't seem to have any ambition whatsoever. Despite their appearance, I would contend that deep down, somewhere inside those people, there is still a little spark of desire to have or be more. If you will remember that, it will be much easier to have a positive attitude toward such people. And it will be much easier to bring out their best. Continues...