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  • #1
    Nelson Mandela
    “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
    Nelson Mandela

  • #2
    Oscar Wilde
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #3
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.”
    Kurt Vonnegut Jr., A Man Without a Country

  • #4
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #5
    Samuel Johnson
    “Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
    Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 3

  • #6
    Orison Swett Marden
    “Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do.”
    Orison Swett Marden

  • #7
    Nelson Mandela
    “I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
    Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

  • #8
    Nelson Mandela
    “For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
    Nelson Mandela

  • #9
    Nelson Mandela
    “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
    Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

  • #10
    Nelson Mandela
    “There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
    Nelson Mandela

  • #11
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #12
    Roman Payne
    “She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
    Roman Payne

  • #13
    Jane Austen
    “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

  • #14
    Jane Austen
    “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #15
    Jane Austen
    “The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!”
    Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

  • #16
    Jane Austen
    “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
    Jane Austen, Persuasion

  • #17
    Jane Austen
    “Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. ”
    Jane Austen

  • #18
    It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our
    “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • #19
    J.K. Rowling
    “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • #20
    J.K. Rowling
    “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”
    J.K. Rowling

  • #21
    J.K. Rowling
    “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • #22
    “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”
    Hafiz of Shiraz

  • #23
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #24
    Raymond Williams
    “To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing”
    Raymond Williams

  • #25
    Curtis Sittenfeld
    “Time seemed, as it always does in adulthood after a particular stretch has concluded, no matter how ponderous or unpleasant the stretch was to endure, to have passed quickly indeed.”
    Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible

  • #26
    Oscar Wilde
    “Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #27
    Jack Kerouac
    “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.”
    Jack Kerouac

  • #28
    Terry Pratchett
    “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
    Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

  • #29
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Not all those who wander are lost.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #30
    Augustine of Hippo
    “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
    St. Augustine



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