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!)

If we all did the things are

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.  ~Thomas Alva Edison

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