“Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have no goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in striving toward an important goal.” — Maxwell Maltz, 1899 – 1975
“God has always led me of himself – The first idea I can recollect when I was a child was a desire to nurse the sick. My day dreams were all of hospitals and I visited them whenever I could. I never communicated it to anyone, it would have been laughed at; but I thought God had called me to serve Him in that way.” — Florence Nightingale, Curriculum Vitae, 1851
“I felt as though I was about to fill a space in the world that was meant for me and had long awaited me, a mold, as it were, made for me alone, but discerned by me only this very moment.” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Oak and the Calf.
“If a man love the labor of any trade, apart from any question of success or fame, then God has called him.” — Robert Louis Stevenson