— Be ▲rtist Be ▲rt (@BeArtist_BeArt) September 26, 2016
All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas – not money.
~Robert Collier (1885–1950), American motivational author
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
~Ayn Rand (1905–1982), Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter, known for her two best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism.
Inventors and Discoverers
So we went to Atari and said, “Hey, we’ve got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we’ll come work for you.” And they said, “No.” So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, “Hey, we don’t need you. You haven’t got through college yet.”
~Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple Computer
I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful.
~Neil Armstrong (b. 1930), American Astronaut, the first man to set foot on the moon.
How Soon Hath Time by John Milton
Stolen on his wing my three and twentieth year!
My hasting days fly on with full career,
But my late spring no bud or blossom shew’th.
Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truth,
That I to manhood am arrived so near,
And inward ripeness doth much less appear,
That some more timely-happy spirits endu’th.
Yet be it less or more, or soon or slow,
It shall be still in strictest measure even
To that same lot, however mean or high,
Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heaven;
All is, if I have grace to use it so,
As ever in my great Taskmaster’s eye.
He will stop punishing you and treat you with kindness. He may have scattered you to the farthest countries on earth, but he will bring you back to the land that had belonged to your ancestors and make you even more successful and powerful than they ever were.
Your strong faith in the Lord is like a breath of new life. How can we possibly thank God enough for all the happiness you have brought us? Day and night we sincerely pray that we will see you again and help you to have an even stronger faith.
–1 Thessalonians 3:8-10