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  • #1
    J.M. Barrie
    “I'm not young enough to know everything.”
    J.M. Barrie, The Admirable Crichton

  • #2
    Katherine Anne Porter
    “The past is never where you think you left it.”
    Katherine Anne Porter

  • #3
    Desmond Tutu
    “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #4
    Desmond Tutu
    “Forgiving is not forgetting; its actually remembering--remembering and not using your right to hit back. Its a second chance for a new beginning. And the remembering part is particularly important. Especially if you dont want to repeat what happened.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #5
    Desmond Tutu
    “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #6
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #7
    Augustine of Hippo
    “When men cannot communicate their thoughts to each other, simply because of difference of language, all the similarity of their common human nature is of no avail to unite them in fellowship.”
    Augustine of Hippo, City of God

  • #9
    Augustine of Hippo
    “God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.”
    Augustine of Hippo, City of God

  • #10
    Albert Camus
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    Albert Camus

  • #11
    Albert Camus
    “Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”
    Albert Camus, Notebooks 1935-1942

  • #12
    Rita Mae Brown
    “Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn't breaking. It hurts because it's getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.”
    Rita Mae Brown, Riding Shotgun

  • #13
    T.S. Eliot
    “For last year's words belong to last year's language
    And next year's words await another voice.”
    T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

  • #14
    Zora Neale Hurston
    “Love is lak de sea. It’s uh movin’ thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.”
    Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

  • #15
    Baltasar Gracián
    “Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.”
    Baltasar Gracián, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

  • #16
    Baltasar Gracián
    “A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.”
    Baltasar Gracián, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

  • #17
    Baltasar Gracián
    “Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose.”
    Baltasar Gracián

  • #18
    Paula Fox
    “The minute you become conscious that you are doing good, that's the minute you have to stop because from then on it's wrong.”
    Paula Fox

  • #19
    A.J. Cronin
    “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.”
    A.J. Cronin

  • #20
    J.G. Ballard
    “I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.”
    J.G. Ballard

  • #21
    Gilles Deleuze
    “A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.”
    Gilles Deleuze, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia



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