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  • #1
    Ronald Reagan
    “Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”
    Ronald Reagan

  • #2
    Nancy Reagan
    “A woman is like a teabag - only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.”
    Nancy Reagan

  • #3
    Marilyn Monroe
    “This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #4
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “You forget all of it anyway. First, you forget everything you learned-the dates of the Hay-Herran Treaty and Pythagorean Theorem. You especially forget everything you didn't really learn, but just memorized the night before. You forget the names of all but one or two of your teachers, and eventually you'll forget those, too. You forget your junior class schedule and where you used to sit and your best friend's home phone number and the lyrics to that song you must have played a million times. For me, it was something by Simon & Garfunkel. Who knows what it will be for you? And eventually, but slowly, oh so slowly, you forget your humiliations-even the ones that seemed indelible just fade away. You forget who was cool and who was not, who was pretty, smart, athletic, and not. Who went to a good college. Who threw the best parties Who could get you pot. You forget all of them. Even the ones you said you loved, and even the ones you actually did. They're the last to go. And then once you've forgotten enough, you love someone else.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

  • #5
    “The Cowboy Way

    Being a Cowboy is doing the right thing; common
    wisdom born of simple virtues and strong ideals.
    Above all, it is a strict adherence to honesty
    even when it is not in our best interests.
    It is having an inherent sense of justice in a
    world where the cards are often stacked against us.
    We try to hold enough common sense to recognize
    the value of a lost cause and the cost of lost values.
    Generally speaking, we are quietly reserved in all
    things except freedom, fresh air and Saturday night.
    We have a keen eye for a
    good horse, a good gun,and a good Cowgirl.
    Constant to friends, we are more so when
    friends need us, less so when they don't.
    Familiar with hard work we also know
    hard knocks and hard roads.
    Often given to tears
    when lesser individuals would display indifference;
    we are as well given to joy in a few
    places others would only find disdain.
    We enjoy plain living, not because
    we relish doing without, but because we have
    discovered the treasures within.
    And, finally, we have that elusive emotion called
    courage which is, at worst, a badly directed sense of
    conceit and, at best, it is the stuff
    of which dreams are made. . . .”
    Charly Gullett

  • #6
    Benjamin Franklin
    “The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all others, charity.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #7
    “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

  • #8
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    “You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be.”
    Johann Kaspar Lavater

  • #9
    Marilyn Monroe
    “This life is what you make it. Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, somg go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #10
    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

  • #11
    Markus Herz
    “Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you'll die of a misprint.”
    Markus Herz

  • #12
    Mark Twain
    “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
    Mark Twain

  • #13
    Mark Twain
    “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
    Mark Twain

  • #14
    Mark Twain
    “But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?”
    Mark Twain

  • #15
    Mark Twain
    “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”
    Mark Twain
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  • #16
    Mark Twain
    “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”
    Mark Twain

  • #17
    Mark Twain
    “A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”
    Mark Twain

  • #18
    Laurence J. Peter
    “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.”
    Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Principle

  • #19
    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

  • #20
    William Shakespeare
    “I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases,
    heal'd by the same means, warm'd and cool'd by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is?

    If you prick us, do we not bleed? If
    you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?

    And if you wrong us, do we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that.”
    William Shakespeare

  • #21
    Nicholas Sparks
    “Yes, I decided, a man can truly change. The events of the past year have taught me much about myself, and a few universal truths. I learned, for instance, that while wounds can be inflicted easily upon those we love, it's often much more difficult to heal them. Yet the process of healing those wounds provided the richest experience of my life, leading me to believe that while I've often overestimated what I could accomplish in a day, I had underestimated what I could do in a year. But most of all, I learned that it's possible for two people to fall in love all over again, even when there's been a lifetime of disappointment between them.”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding

  • #22
    Benjamin Franklin
    “In the Affairs of this World Men are saved, not by Faith,
    but by the Lack of it.”
    Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

  • #23
    Benjamin Franklin
    “When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #24
    Benjamin Franklin
    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin

  • #25
    Gerald R. Ford
    “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”
    Gerald R. Ford

  • #26
    Robert E. Lee
    “I can only say that I am nothing but a poor sinner, trusting in Christ alone for salvation.”
    Robert E. Lee

  • #27
    Robert E. Lee
    “In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.”
    Robert E. Lee

  • #28
    Chuck Yeager
    “You get in, You shoot, You get out!”
    Chuck Yeager

  • #29
    Jimmy Stewart
    “It may sound corny, but what's wrong with wanting to fight for your country. Why are people reluctant to use the word patriotism?”
    Jimmy Stewart

  • #30
    Audrey Hepburn
    “I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.”
    Audrey Hepburn

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