Quotes, to me, are philosophy in Haiku form, and I collect their wisdom. You have used some great ones, here, to carry your empowering message. George. Thank you for writing this and sharing it. And as an additional layer of inter-connectedness, I will share a bit about Walt Disney.
I was granted the magical gift some years ago of counting Vikki Giannini, daughter of A.P. Giannini, Founder of Bank of America, as a dear friend, who among many other accomplishments, sat on Bank of America’s original Board of Directors. When Walt Disney was knocking on doors, looking for funding for his wonderful ideas, everyone was turning him down, because they did not “see” and recognize what he wanted to create. A.P. Giannini was the exception: he recognized Walt Disney’s dreams and he was the one who bankrolled him to get him started. Bank of America, when it was still a family-run business, did much good in this country, before being taken over by the Corporate Mafia.