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  • #1
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Never laugh at live dragons.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #2
    William Golding
    “My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder.”
    William Golding

  • #3
    François de La Rochefoucauld
    “Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.”
    François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

  • #4
    Harper Lee
    “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #5
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #6
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #7
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #9
    Steve Jobs
    “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me.”
    Steve Jobs

  • #10
    Margaret Atwood
    “Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future.”
    Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

  • #11
    Groucho Marx
    “Marriage is the chief cause of divorce.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #12
    George S. Patton Jr.
    “If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.”
    George S. Patton Jr.

  • #13
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all”
    Oscar Wilde, The Soul of Man Under Socialism

  • #14
    William W. Purkey
    “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    William W. Purkey

  • #15
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #16
    “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

  • #17
    Gautama Buddha
    “In this world,
    hate never dispelled hate. Only love dispels hate. This is the law, ancient and inexhaustible. —The Buddha”
    Gautama Buddha

  • #18
    Van Morrison
    “I miss you so much, I can't stand it
    Feels like my heart is breaking in two
    My head says no, but my soul demands it
    And everything I do, reminds me of you”
    Van Morrison

  • #19
    Arundhati Roy
    “To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”
    Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living

  • #20
    Arundhati Roy
    “...the secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen. They are as familiar as the house you live in. Or the smell of your lover’s skin. You know how they end, yet you listen as though you don’t. In the way that although you know that one day you will die, you live as though you won’t. In the Great Stories you know who lives, who dies, who finds love, who doesn’t. And yet you want to know again.

    That is their mystery and their magic.”
    Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

  • #21
    Alice Walker
    “Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.”
    Alice Walker, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems

  • #22
    S.E. Hinton
    “Stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold.”
    S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders

  • #23
    Khaled Hosseini
    “I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.”
    Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed

  • #24
    “Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.”
    Rob Reiner

  • #25
    August Wilson
    “Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
    August Wilson

  • #26
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

  • #27
    William Shakespeare
    “The breaking of so great a thing should make
    A greater crack: the round world
    Should have shook lions into civil streets,
    And citizens to their dens.”
    William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra