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  • #1
    Randy Pausch
    “Be good at something. It makes you valuable. Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcome.”
    Randy Pausch

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
    Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

  • #3
    Mark Twain
    “Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
    Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson

  • #4
    Mark Twain
    “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.”
    Mark Twain

  • #5
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #6
    H. Jackson Brown Jr.
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

  • #7
    Cornelia Funke
    “Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said..."As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells...and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower...both strange and familiar.”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkspell

  • #8
    Cornelia Funke
    “Stories never really end...even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don't end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page.”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkspell

  • #9
    Francis Bacon
    “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
    Francis Bacon

  • #10
    Do one thing every day that scares you.
    “Do one thing every day that scares you.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #11
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #12
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

  • #13
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #14
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #15
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #16
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #17
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. ”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #18
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #19
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #20
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #21
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #22
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #23
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, It Seems to Me: Selected Letters

  • #24
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #25
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #26
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. ”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #27
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #28
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #29
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #30
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt



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