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Not all Heroes wear capes. ...
by Apple

Not all Heroes wear capes.
- On an Apple Inc. "Genius Bar" T-shirt

Related topics: Positive Courage

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd PHOTO

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

A happy person is not a person in a
certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

 

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
- Helen Keller

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
- Winston Churchill

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's not about winning or losing, but love and respect.
- Max Lucado

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
- The Buddha

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You should not confuse your career with your life.
- Dave Barry

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed
to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
- Will Rogers

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

An individual has not started living
until he can rise above the narrow confines
of his individualistic concerns
to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Count your blessings - not your troubles.
- Dale Carnegie

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

It is necessary to help others,
not only in our prayers,
but in our daily lives.
If we find we cannot help others,
the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Everything is okay in the end.
If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
- Anonymous

It's not what you take when
you leave this world behind you.
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
- Randy Travis

Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado

Confidence comes not from always being right
but from not fearing to be wrong.
- Peter T. Mcintyre

In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate and markets
and roadways and others, I do control myself
and my response to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Doing your best is taking the action because you love it,
not because you're expecting a reward
- don Miguel Ruiz

People do not seem to realize that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wisdom has its root in goodness,
not goodness its root in wisdom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Happiness is not the absence of problems,
but the willingness to deal with them joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

I awakened. is that not a wonderful statement?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not do to others what would anger you
if done to you by others.
- Isocrates (Ancient Greek)


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