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  • #151
    E.E. Cummings
    “The three saddest things are the ill wanting to be well, the poor wanting to be rich, and the constant traveler saying 'anywhere but here'.”
    E.E. Cummings

  • #152
    Henry Miller
    “Let me be, was all I wanted. Be what I am, no matter how I am.”
    Henry Miller, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird

  • #153
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    “People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”
    Logan Pearsall Smith

  • #154
    Woody Allen
    “My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.”
    Woody Allen

  • #155
    Marianne Williamson
    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
    Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

  • #156
    Robert Fulghum
    “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
    Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

  • #157
    Emily Brontë
    “Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!”
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

  • #158
    Emily Brontë
    “If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

  • #159
    Jerome K. Jerome
    “I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”
    Jerome K. Jerome

  • #160
    Douglas Adams
    “There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

    There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #161
    Oscar Wilde
    “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #162
    Bertrand Russell
    “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #163
    George Burns
    “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
    George Burns

  • #164
    Orson Welles
    “Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.”
    Orson Welles

  • #165
    Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx, Groucho and Me

  • #166
    Oscar Wilde
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #167
    Henri J.M. Nouwen
    “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
    Henri J.M. Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

  • #168
    John Lennon
    “You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.”
    John Lennon

  • #169
    Alexandre Dumas
    “There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
    " Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.”
    Alexandre Dumas

  • #170
    Emily Dickinson
    “Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul
    And sings the tune without the words
    And never stops at all.”
    Emily Dickinson

  • #171
    “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
    Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

  • #172
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #173
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
    Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

  • #174
    “It is often in the darkest
    skies that we see the
    brightest stars.”
    Richard Evans

  • #175
    “to love life, to love it even
    when you have no stomach for it
    and everything you've held dear
    crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
    your throat filled with the silt of it.
    When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
    thickening the air, heavy as water
    more fit for gills than lungs;
    when grief weights you like your own flesh
    only more of it, an obesity of grief,
    you think, How can a body withstand this?
    Then you hold life like a face
    between your palms, a plain face,
    no charming smile, no violet eyes,
    and you say, yes, I will take you
    I will love you, again.”
    Ellen Bass

  • #176
    Do one thing every day that scares you.
    “Do one thing every day that scares you.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #177
    Trisha Yearwood
    “What's meant to be will always find a way”
    Trisha Yearwood

  • #178
    Thomas Jefferson
    “Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  • #179
    Maya Angelou
    “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #180
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
    Mahatma Gandhi