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  • #1
    Francis Bacon
    “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
    Francis Bacon, The Essays

  • #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
    Andrea Cremer
    “Ansel, I'm not the sun, stop orbiting and get in here.”
    Andrea Cremer, Nightshade

  • #4
    Lloyd Alexander
    “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
    Lloyd Alexander

  • #5
    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

  • #6
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #7
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #8
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #9
    Mae West
    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    Mae West

  • #10
    Albert Camus
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    Albert Camus

  • #11
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #12
    “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
    Narcotics Anonymous

  • #13
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain

  • #14
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #15
    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

  • #16
    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
    Maurice Switzer

  • #17
    Oscar Wilde
    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #18
    Maya Angelou
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #19
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #20
    J.K. Rowling
    “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • #21
    “If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.”
    Gordon A. Eadie

  • #22
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #23
    Groucho Marx
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
    Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

  • #24
    J.K. Rowling
    “Just — just to be clear,” he said. “You want to leave Tonks at her parents’ house and come away with us?”
    “She’ll be perfectly safe there, they’ll look after her,” said Lupin. He spoke with a finality bordering on indifference. “Harry, I’m sure James would have wanted me to stick with you.”
    “Well,” said Harry slowly, “I’m not. I’m pretty sure my father would have wanted to know why you aren’t sticking with your own kid, actually.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • #25
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

  • #26
    Donna Ball
    “Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is...and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”
    Donna Ball, At Home on Ladybug Farm

  • #27
    Maya Angelou
    “The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”
    Maya Angelou, All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes

  • #28
    Laurell K. Hamilton
    “Sometimes the greatest wounds are the ones we try the hardest not to inflict.”
    Laurell K. Hamilton, Narcissus in Chains

  • #29
    Jill Shalvis
    “Where did that flashlight come from?" Chloe asked.
    "My purse."
    Chloe looked at Tara. "She carries a flashlight in her purse."
    "For emergencies," Maddie said, trying to see into the yard.
    "You have any chocolate?" Chloe asked hopefully. "For emergencies?"
    "Of course. Side Pocket, next to the fork.”
    Jill Shalvis, Simply Irresistible

  • #30
    Jules Verne
    “We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.”
    Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth

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