“Many people might have attained wisdom if they had not assumed they already possessed it.” ~ Seneca
“True champions aren’t always the ones who win, but are those with the most heart.” ~ Mia Hamm
“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” ~ Louis L’Amour
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small steps, small things brought together.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” ~ Paul Valery
The chambered nautilus is the title and subject of a poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes, in which he admires the “ship of pearl” and the “silent toil/That spread his lustrous coil/Still, as the spiral grew/He left the past year’s dwelling for the new.” One can find in the shell of the nautilus inspiration for one’s own life and spiritual growth, and living in the present, as each new segment is larger and more beautiful than the last, but with the silken thread of memory always going back to the beginning.