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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

Anne Frank
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Anne Frank

Roald Dahl
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

C.S. Lewis
“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
C.S. Lewis

Margaret Mead
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

Mark Twain
“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
Mark Twain

Marilyn Monroe
“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”
Marilyn Monroe

Augustine of Hippo
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Augustine of Hippo

Albert Einstein
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
Albert Einstein

John Steinbeck
“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.”
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

Jasper Fforde
“If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution.”
Jasper Fforde, Something Rotten

Albert Einstein
“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.”
Albert Einstein

Oscar Wilde
“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”
Oscar Wilde

Mother Teresa
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
Mother Teresa

Bertrand Russell
“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
Bertrand Russell

Rumi
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
Rumi

Rick Riordan
“The real world is where the monsters are.”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Frida Kahlo
“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
Frida Kahlo

Sylvia Beach
“I am a citizen of the world.”
Sylvia Beach

Lauren Oliver
“Sometimes I feel like if you just watch things, just sit still and let the world exist in front of you - sometimes I swear that just for a second time freezes and the world pauses in its tilt. Just for a second. And if you somehow found a way to live in that second, then you would live forever.”
Lauren Oliver, Pandemonium

David Baldacci
“Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?”
David Baldacci, The Camel Club

Jarod Kintz
“I cut an inch off of every straw I see, just to make the world suck a little less.
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

It's the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.
“It's the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.”
Frank Warren

Hiromu Arakawa
“It's a cruel and random world, but the chaos is all so beautiful.”
Hiromu Arakawa

Yann Martel
“The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

William Shakespeare
“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Buckminster Fuller

Walt Disney Company
“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”
Walt Disney Company

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