I found the first quote on Mystic Mamma and thought, “What a nice and reassuring thought to re-post, wild horse picture and all.” So here it is: 
“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it.” 
Meanwhile, my brother sent me today’s second quote, from American Beauty

Lester Burnham: “Brad, for 14 years I’ve been a whore for the advertising industry. The only way I could save myself now is if I start firebombing. ” 

I guess the moral of these two quotes is that sometimes it’s nice to give your inner hippie options (quotation-wise, that is; don’t firebomb things).