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  • #1
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • #2
    Natalie Babbitt
    “Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.”
    Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

  • #3
    It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our
    “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • #4
    Douglas Adams
    “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #5
    Jonathan Swift
    “May you live every day of your life.”
    Jonathan Swift

  • #6
    Ann Patchett
    “Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.”
    Ann Patchett, State of Wonder

  • #7
    Niels Bohr
    “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
    Niels Bohr

  • #8
    Judith Viorst
    “Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.”
    Judith Viorst, Love & Guilt & The Meaning Of Life, Etc

  • #9
    Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to
    “Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”
    George Sand

  • #10
    Dr. Seuss
    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
    Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

  • #11
    Elizabeth   Taylor
    “The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.”
    Elizabeth Taylor

  • #12
    Philip Roth
    “Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.”
    Philip Roth

  • #13
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #14
    Elie Wiesel
    “The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
    Elie Wiesel

  • #15
    Maya Angelou
    “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
    Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

  • #16
    Lois Lowry
    “It is very risky. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere.”
    Lois Lowry

  • #17
    Nick Hornby
    “The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.”
    Nick Hornby, How to Be Good

  • #18
    Anthony Trollope
    “A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.”
    Anthony Trollope

  • #19
    William Shakespeare
    “All that glisters is not gold;
    Often have you heard that told:
    Many a man his life hath sold
    But my outside to behold:
    Gilded tombs do worms enfold.”
    William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

  • #20
    Orson Welles
    “My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.”
    Orson Welles

  • #21
    Katherine Anne Porter
    “The past is never where you think you left it.”
    Katherine Anne Porter

  • #22
    L. Frank Baum
    “There is no place like home.”
    L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • #23
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

  • #24
    Some people say, “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad
    “Some people say, “Never let them see you cry.” I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.”
    Tina Fey, Bossypants

  • #25
    Alexander Pope
    “To err is human, to forgive, divine.”
    Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism

  • #26
    Margaret Atwood
    “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
    Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg

  • #27
    Walt Whitman
    “Resist much, obey little.”
    Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

  • #28
    Anne Frank
    “It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
    Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

  • #29
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “I never change, I simply become more myself.”
    Joyce Carol Oates, Solstice

  • #30
    Louisa May Alcott
    “Your father, Jo. He never loses patience, never doubts or complains, but always hopes, and works and waits so cheerfully that one is ashamed to do otherwise before him.”
    Louisa May Alcott, Little Women



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