I’ve just picked up CARVER: A LIFE IN POEMS, a verse novel about my hero, George Washington Carver.
There are a lot of things I could say about this brilliant, generous, kind, unassuming man, but I’ll let him speak for himself:
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving something behind.
There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.
When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
Who inspires you? Any words of inspiration to share today?
Stop by Valerie Geary’s Something to Write About to read my guest post on writing verse novels. Have a wonderful Christmas! I’ll be back next Wednesday, 29 December.