Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
All things must change
To something new, to something strange.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Kéramos (1878), line 32. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882) was an American poet and one of the five members of the group known as the Fireside Poets.
But the nearer the dawn the darker the night,
And by going wrong all things come right;
Things have been mended that were worse,
And the worse, the nearer they are to mend.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863−1874), “The Baron of St. Castine,” line 265
Do not think that years leave us and find us the same!
~Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton), Lucile (1860), Part II, Canto II, Stanza 3
I believe that Gandhi was correct. Non-violent civil disobedience is the only way to bring about change that allows people to enjoy the change and not get killed in the process.
~Edward James Olmos
I am at a crossroads; I have always been against armed opposition . . . I have chosen civil disobedience. But I will apologize to my people if there are funerals coming out of prisons. I will criticize myself and I won’t be the mayor of Diyarbakir.
I’ve been arrested three times. I don’t like getting arrested, but it’s not so bad when it’s an organized form of nonviolent disobedience. It’s something appealing to a higher law.
We Don’t Need Wars
We don’t need wars
Or terror scares–
Let people thrive
By playing fair.
None of you know
or understand a thing.
You live in darkness,
while the foundations
of the earth tremble.
Nothing makes sense!
Everything is nonsense.
I have seen it all–
nothing makes sense!
No one has come to defend us
or to bring about justice.
We hoped for a day of sunshine,
but all we found
was a dark, gloomy night.
We feel our way along,
as if we were blind;
we stumble at noon,
as if it were night.
We can see no better
than someone dead.