Inspirational Quotes


In the province of the mind, what one believes to be sure either is true or becomes true.

—John Lilly 

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go

T.S. Elliot 

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

—Robert Louis Stevenson

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.


Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars.

—Henry David Thoreau 

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.

—St. Augustine 

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.

—William Arthur Ward 

If I had listened to the critics I’d have died drunk in the gutter.

—Anton Chekhov 

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.

—Benjamin Disraeli 

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising up every time we fall.


Historical Photos [via Nina Reznick]


Female photojournalist Jessie Tarbox on the street with her camera, 1900'

Prison Garb 1924. Belva Annan murderess whose trial records became the musical "Chicago." 

Amy Johnson, English aviator 1903-1941 One of the first women to gain a pilot's license, Johnson won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Her dangerous flight took 17 days. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West, she volunteered to fly for The Women's Auxiliary Air Force in WW 2, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed

Phoebe Mozee (aka: Annie Oakley). Famed for her marksmanship by 12 years old, she once shot the ashes off of Kaiser Wihelm II's cigarette at his invitation. When she outshot famed exhibition marksman Frank Butler, he fell in love with her and they married. They remained married the rest of their lives

Leather gloves worn by Lincoln to Ford's Theater on the night of his assassination. Blood stains are visible at   the cuffs   

Helen Keller Meeting Charlie Chaplin

Miss America 1924