In the vastness of space and the immensity of time, it is my joy to share a planet and an epoch with Annie. [Dedication to Sagan's wife, Ann Druyan, in Cosmos]
Dedicate yourself to what gives your life true meaning and purpose; make a positive difference in someone's life.
Don't ever give up. Don't ever give in. Don't ever stop trying. Don't ever sell out. And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off. But never, ever, ever give up.
When God takes out the trash, don't go digging back through it. Trust Him.
A sacrament--like marriage--means living a life better than your natural instincts, so that you're modeling God. And God never gives up.
A trusting heart will follow, only those who truly follow their heart.
It was not sympathy in the ordinary sense which he [Adolf Hitler] felt for the disinherited. That would not have been sufficient. He not only suffered with them, he lived for them and devoted all his thoughts to the salvation of those people from distress and poverty... his noble and grandiose work, which was intended 'for everybody'...
Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction.
She lends her pen, to thoughts of him, that flow from it, in her solitary. For she is his poet, And he is her poetry.
I am a free soul, singing my heart out by myself no matter where I go and I call strangers my friends because I learn things and find ways to fit them into my own world. I hear what people say, rearrange it, take away and tear apart until it finds value in my reality and there I make it work. I find spaces in between the cracks and cuts where it feels empty and there I make it work.
Here's another poem, like all others before and after, dedicated to you. There isn't anything left to be said but I will spend my life trying to put you into words. You who is every goodness, every optimism and hope. Your love is a better fate for me than anything I could wish for. If you are a part of me, then you’re the best part. And if you're separate from me, then you are my destination. But I’ve become a weary traveller, so please, let us never be apart.
Failure to seize opportunities is often a result of choosing distractions over dedication.
You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it's going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it's always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.
To become a master at any skill, it takes the total effort of your: heart, mind, and soul working together in tandem.
Everything can be redefined in this world, that needs one's determination and dedication.
The speed of your success is limited only by your dedication and what you're willing to sacrifice
Celebrating your achievements is a way to acknowledge the contribution of others who stood with you and enabled you to succeed.
Don’t feel undeserving for the success you’ve worked for. Don’t sabotage your own progress in fear that you can’t live up to how awesome you really are. Wear your blessing proudly and pass your goodness on to everyone you meet. It will be the open hearted and the joyful minds that recognize your loving spirit and dedication.