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  • #1
    William Shakespeare
    “Do you not know I am a woman? when I think, I must speak.”
    William Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • #2
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

  • #3
    Jonathan Swift
    “May you live every day of your life.”
    Jonathan Swift

  • #4
    A.A. Milne
    “Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
    "Pooh!" he whispered.
    "Yes, Piglet?"
    "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”
    A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

  • #5
    C.S. Lewis
    “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #6
    C.S. Lewis
    “God can't give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #7
    Aldous Huxley
    “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
    Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

  • #8
    C.S. Lewis
    “He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #9
    Robert Frost
    “Before I built a wall I'd ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.”
    Robert Frost

  • #10
    Robert Frost
    “For I have had too much
    Of apple-picking:I am overtired
    Of the great harvest I myself desired.”
    Robert Frost

  • #11
    Horace Annesley Vachell
    “I have been crying," she replied, simply, "and it has done me good. It helps a woman you know, just as swearing helps a man.”
    Horace Annesley Vachell, The Romance of Judge Ketchum

  • #12
    William Shakespeare
    “Dispute not with her: she is lunatic.”
    William Shakespeare, Richard III

  • #13
    Sandy Brewer
    “No matter what happened yesterday it is insignificant when compared to what lies within the core of your being today.”
    Sandy Brewer, Pursuit of Light: An Extraordinary Journey

  • #14
    “The Paradoxical Commandments

    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
    Succeed anyway.

    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.

    Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    Think big anyway.

    People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
    Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.

    People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
    Help people anyway.

    Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
    Give the world the best you have anyway.”
    Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

  • #15
    Erma Bombeck
    “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.”
    Erma Bombeck

  • #16
    Elbert Hubbard
    “God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but for scars.”
    Elbert Hubbard

  • #17
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
    Søren Kierkegaard

  • #18
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “I will have nothing to do with a God who cares only occasionally. I need a God who is with us always, everywhere, in the deepest depths as well as the highest heights. It is when things go wrong, when good things do not happen, when our prayers seem to have been lost, that God is most present. We do not need the sheltering wings when things go smoothly. We are closest to God in the darkness, stumbling along blindly.”
    Madeleine L'Engle
    tags: god

  • #19
    Rob Bell
    “The moment God is figured out with nice neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God.”
    Rob Bell, Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith

  • #20
    Madeleine L'Engle
    “In a very real sense not one of us is qualified, but it seems that God continually chooses the most unqualified to do his work, to bear his glory. If we are qualified, we tend to think that we have done the job ourselves. If we are forced to accept our evident lack of qualification, then there's no danger that we will confuse God's work with our own, or God's glory with our own.”
    Madeleine L'Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

  • #21
    Blaise Pascal
    “I made this [letter] very long, because I did not have the leisure to make it shorter.”
    Blaise Pascal

  • #22
    “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone one who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
    Anonymous, New Testament

  • #23
    C.S. Lewis
    “Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.”
    C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer
    tags: god, rely

  • #24
    Douglas Coupland
    “And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can't ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it's already happened.”
    Douglas Coupland, Life After God

  • #25
    Mother Teresa
    “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
    Mother Teresa

  • #26
    Stephenie Meyer
    “He's like a drug for you, Bella.”
    Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse

  • #27
    Sarah Dessen
    “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
    Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

  • #28
    Pablo Neruda
    “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
    Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

  • #29
    Gerard Manley Hopkins
    “The world is charged with the grandeur of God.”
    Gerard Manley Hopkins

  • #30
    Pat Conroy
    “Walking the streets of Charleston in the late afternoons of August was like walking through gauze or inhaling damaged silk.”
    Pat Conroy

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