I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I do on this fine Christmas day whether you believe in Santa or not and whether you celebrate Christmas or not. The quotes are not specifically about Christmas but definitely relate to the biz of you.
The life that I aspire to live
No man proposeth me—
No trade upon the street
Wears its emblazonry.
Henry David Thoreau, “Independence”
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours . . . In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)
Let us consider the way in which we spend our lives.
Henry David Thoreau, Life Without Principle (1863)
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals (1822-1863)
Explore, and explore, and explore. e night chided nor flattered out of you position of perpetual inquiry.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Literary Ethics (1883)
Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each main is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (1946)