They said

Jonathan Livingston Seagull . . . was no ordinary bird. Most gulls don’t bother
to learn more than the simplest facts of flight— how to get from shore to food
and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this
gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything else,
Jonathan Livingston Seagull loved to fly.
~Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Forget about good.
Good is a known quantity.
Good is what we all agree on.
As long as you stick to good,
you’ll never have real growth.
~Bruce Mau

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.  ~Maria Robinson

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
― Dr. Seuss

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. ~Lao Tzu

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. ~Erica Jong

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it. ~Hardy D. Jackson

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. ~Moliere

An integral being knows without going, sees without looking, and accomplishes without doing. ~Lao-tzu

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anaïs Nin

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself. ~Thales

The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. ~Henry Van Dyke
The one who asks questions doesn’t lose his way. ~African proverb

When we have arrived at the question, the answer is already near. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go. ~Dr. Seuss

You are what you think about all day. ~Allen Ginsberg

Genius is the ability to receive from the universe. ~I Ching

Honor the Beginning.

Beginnings can be delicate or explosive. They can start almost invisibly or arrive with a big bang. Beginnings hold the promise of new lessons to be learned, new territory to be explored, and old lessons to be recalled, practiced, and appreciated. Beginnings hold ambiguity, promise, fear, and hope.

Don't let the lessons, the experiences of the past, dampen your enthusiasm for beginnings. Just because it's been hard doesn't mean it will always be that difficult. Don't let the heartbreaks of the past cause you to become cynical, close you off to life's magic and promise. Open yourself
 wide to all that the universe has to say.

Let yourself begin anew. Pack your bags. Choose carefully what you bring, because packing is an important ritual. Take along some humility and the lessons of the past. Toss in some curiosity and excitement about what you haven't yet learned. Say your good-byes to those you're leaving behind. Don't worry who you will meet or where you will go. The way has been prepared. The people you are to meet will be expecting you. A new journey has begun. Let it be magical. Let it unfold.

All parts of the journey are sacred and holy. Take time now to honor the beginning.  ~Melody Beattie

Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. ~Aristotle

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb

Love everyone. Trust few. Paddle your own canoe. ~Anonymous

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both. ~Lawrence Pearsall Jacks

When I say be creative, I don’t mean you should all go and become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem. ~Osho

The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. ~Albert Einstein

Give until it hurts. ~The Dalai Lama

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. ~Rumi

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you can dream it, you can achieve it. ~Zig Ziglar

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. ~Michael Jordan

Givers get given to. ~Russell Simmons

Life is what we make it, always has been, always w

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. ~Napoleon Hill

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.  ~Robert Frost

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. ~Mark Twain

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. ~Tony Robbins

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~Christopher Columbus

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. ~Helen Keller

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. ~Latin Proverb

There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. ~Roger Staubach 

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~Lao Tzu

What you seek is seeking you. ~Rumi