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  • #1
    Thomas Paine
    “Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
    Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
    Dalai Lama XIV

  • #4
    Dalai Lama XIV
    “Silence is sometimes the best answer”
    Dalai Lama XIV

  • #5
    Henry David Thoreau
    “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

  • #6
    Henry David Thoreau
    “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms...”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #7
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #8
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings

  • #9
    Ben Jonson
    “Drink today, and drown all sorrow;
    You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow;
    Best, while you have it, use your breath;
    There is no drinking after death.”
    Ben Jonson

  • #10
    Martin Heidegger
    “Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can't be changed but, it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.”
    Martin Heidegger

  • #11
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “I look at the Augusteum,and I think that perhaps my life has not actually been so chaotic, after all. It is merely this world that is chaotic, bringing changes to us all that nobody could have anticipated. The Augusteum warns me to not to get attached to any obsolete ideas about who I am, what I represent, whom I belong to, or what function I may once have intended to serve. Yesterday I might have been a glorious monument to somebody, true enough--but tomorrow I could be a fireworks depository. Even in the Eternal City, says the silent Augusteum, one must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

  • #12
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #13
    Jean Baudrillard
    “Imagine the amazing good fortune of the generation that gets to see the end of the world. This is as marvelous as being there in the beginning.”
    Jean Baudrillard

  • #14
    Jean Baudrillard
    “All societies end up wearing masks.”
    Jean Baudrillard, America

  • #15
    L. Frank Baum
    “For I consider brains far superior to money in every way. You may have noticed that if one has money without brains, he cannot use it to his advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of his days.”
    L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • #16
    Arthur C. Clarke
    “I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.”
    Arthur C. Clarke



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