Though no one can go back and

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.  ~Attributed to Carl Bard

So you plant your own garden and

[S]o you plant your own garden and nourish your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers…. ~Veronica Shoffstall, “After a While,” as posted in Dear Abbysome sources have “so plant your own garden” and “decorate your own soul” by Veronica A. Shoffstall, 1971, and some call it “Comes the Dawn”

What a fool quoth he am i

What a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty!  I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle.  ~John Bunyan

People are like stained glass windows they sparkle

People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.  ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

To the question of your life you

To the question of your life, you are the only answer.  To the problems of your life, you are the only solution. ~Jo Coudert, Advice From A Failure  (Thanks, Elizabeth!)

Youve got a lot of choices if

You’ve got a lot of choices.  If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.  ~Steven D. Woodhull1999 (U.S. geologist, 1976-)

Ive got a theory that if you

I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.  ~Larry BirdCUL

What lies behind us and what before

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.  ~Henry Stanley Haskins, Meditations in Wall Street, 1940, originally published anonymously; commonly misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreauquoteinvestigator.com/2011/01/11/what-lies-within, walden.org/Library/Quotations/The_Henry_D._Thoreau_Mis-Quotation_Page, also sometimes worded as what lies ahead of us … what lives within us. (Thanks, Garson O’Toole and walden.org!)

The rung of a ladder was never

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.  ~Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Huxley