As the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better
By using nonviolence, the weapon of the strong.
Their strength does not come from physical capacity but from indomitable will
And action, which may not always bring success, but must taken to achieve a taste
Of happiness in this world of imperfection.
The weak become stronger after they find failure is assured by trying to please everyone,
So they must proceed to move ahead and accept their errors as true portals of discovery,
Heaven-born things that fly to their native seat.
To be and to be accepted as unique means unreasonable people must fight the rigid globe
With imagination more important than knowledge and never take their eyes off the goal
Of living a life they examine to the fullest.
Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion and considerable struggle,
And the most wise remember that all great successes and failures are never final.
The journey is the just reward.
By Frank R. Thompson
Thanks to George Bernard Shaw, Roger Babson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Georg Hegel, Socrates, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, James Joyce, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bill Cosby, Benjamin Disraeli, Chinese Proverbs.
- "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." --Elizabeth Kubler Ross