Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. It's about a man and a woman. So the pain and the struggle in the blues is that universal pain that comes from having your heart broken. Most blues songs are not about social statements. Wynton Marsalis
We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion. Jim Rohn
You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which 'clicks.' Florence Scovel Shinn
That the sun will not rise tomorrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise. David Hume