Not to get all "quote of the day" on you but these really touched me.
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm...it is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it. — Bulwer-Lytton
We lose much by fearing to attempt. — J.N. Maffitt
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in. — Greek Proverb
I expect to pass this way but once; any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not deter or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. — Etinne Grellet
There are many people we meet in our lives, but only very few will make a lasting impression on our minds and hearts. It is these people that we will think of often and who will always remain important to us as true friends — Richard Bach