An Optimist Stays Up

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
~St. Francis of Assisi

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
~Mark Twain

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
~Bill Vaughn

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
~Aristotle

The great thing is, if one can, to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions in one’s “own” or “real” life. The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.
~C.S. Lewis

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
~Mark Twain

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
~Albert Einstein

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
~Ernest Hemmingway

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.
~Knights of Pythagoras

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