I think Johann Wolfgang von Goethe had the right idea when he said:
~~Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Says it all, really. And this one, also from von Goethe, which I feel really speaks to core values and being true to those in whatever you do. :
~~Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Some others that I love:
~~A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the brance but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself. -- Unknown
~~One day your heart will stop beating, and none of your fears will matter. What will matter is how you lived. -- Henri Junttila
~~Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. -- Corrie Ten Boom
~~You can't live a positive life with a negative mind. -- Unknown
And perhaps more pertinent to the tragedy that bombards us in the news every day:
~~Do not let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace. -- Dalai Lama
What about you? Do you have a favourite quote or verse
that drives you through the day? Or maybe you have a bunch of them? C'mon and share the inspiration!