Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

– Robert Frost

Still Here

Still Here

I been scared and battered.
My hopes the wind done scattered.
Snow has friz me,
Sun has baked me,

Looks like between ’em they done
Tried to make me

Stop laughin’, stop lovin’, stop livin’–
But I don’t care!
I’m still here!

– Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
Bright like a sun—
My dream.
And then the wall rose,
Rose slowly,
Between me and my dream.
Rose until it touched the sky—
The wall.
I am black.
I lie down in the shadow.
No longer the light of my dream before me,
Above me.
Only the thick wall.
Only the shadow.
My hands!
My dark hands!
Break through the wall!
Find my dream!
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun!

– Langston Hughes

Motivational Quotes

If you look for the positive things in life; you will find them.

Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.

A good name, like good will, is attained by many actions and may be lost by one.

Where we go and what we do advertises what we are.

Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.

When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.


There are many roads to hate, but envy is the shortest of them all.

If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.

The hardest work in the world is that which should have been done yesterday.

Behind every successful man there are usually a lot of unsuccessful years.

Successful men follow the same advice they prescribe for others.

Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.


The best answer to answer to anger is silence.

It is impossible to make wisdom hereditary.

Catch your people doing something right and let them know you appreciate it.

A fellow who says he has never told a lie has just told one.

Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be.

Desire for security keeps littleness little and threatens the great with smallness.