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  • #1
    Fred Rogers
    “When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.”
    Fred Rogers

  • #2
    Fred Rogers
    “The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.”
    Fred Rogers

  • #3
    Fred Rogers
    “Mutual caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other's achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain.”
    Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

  • #4
    Fred Rogers
    “In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”
    Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

  • #5
    Fred Rogers
    “We need to help people to discover the true meaning of love. Love is generally confused with dependence. Those of us who have grown in true love know that we can love only in proportion to our capacity for independence.”
    Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

  • #6
    Fred Rogers
    “The child is in me still and sometimes not so still.”
    Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

  • #7
    Fred Rogers
    “It's very dramatic when two people come together to work something out. It's easy to take a gun and annihilate your opposition, but what is really exciting to me is to see people with differing views come together and finally respect each other.”
    Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

  • #8
    Fred Rogers
    “It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
    A beautiful day for a neighbor.
    Would you be mine?
    Could you be mine?...

    It's a neighborly day in this beauty wood,
    A neighborly day for a beauty.
    Would you be mine?
    Could you be mine?...

    I've always wanted to have a neighbor just like you.
    I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.

    So, let's make the most of this beautiful day.
    Since we're together we might as well say:
    Would you be mine?
    Could you be mine?
    Won't you be my neighbor?

    Won't you please,
    Won't you please?
    Please won't you be my neighbor?”
    Fred Rogers

  • #9
    Fred Rogers
    “In the external scheme of things, shining moments are as brief as the twinkling of an eye, yet such twinklings are what eternity is made of -- moments when we human beings can say "I love you," "I'm proud of you," "I forgive you," "I'm grateful for you." That's what eternity is made of: invisible imperishable good stuff.”
    Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

  • #10
    Fred Rogers
    “Whatever we choose to imagine can be as private as we want it to be. Nobody knows what you're thinking or feeling unless you share it.”
    Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

  • #11
    Fred Rogers
    “There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.”
    Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

  • #12
    Fred Rogers
    “There was a story going around about the Special Olympics. For the hundred-yard dash, there were nine contestants, all of them so-called physically or mentally disabled. All nine of them assembled at the starting line and, at the sound of the gun, they took off. But one little boy didn't get very far. He stumbled and fell and hurt his knee and began to cry. The other eight children heard the boy crying. They slowed down, turned around, and ran back to him--every one of them ran back to him. The little boy got up, and he and the rest of the runners linked their arms together and joyfully walked to the finish line.
    They all finished the race at the same time. And when they did, everyone in the stadium stood up and clapped and whistled and cheered for a long, long time. And you know why? Because deep down we know that what matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What really matters is helping others win, too, even if it means slowing down and changing our course now and then.”
    Fred Rogers

  • #13
    Fred Rogers
    “A young apprentice applied to a master carpenter for a job. The older man asked him, "Do you know your trade?" "Yes, sir!" the young man replied proudly. "Have you ever made a mistake?" the older man inquired. "No, sir!" the young man answered, feeling certain he would get the job. "Then there's no way I'm going to hire you," said the master carpenter, "because when you make one, you won't know how to fix it.”
    Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

  • #14
    Fred Rogers
    “The only thing evil can’t stand is forgiveness.”
    Fred Rogers

  • #15
    Lewis Carroll
    “But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
    "Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
    "How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
    "You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #16
    Lewis Carroll
    “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
    "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
    "I don't much care where –"
    "Then it doesn't matter which way you go.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #17
    Marilyn Monroe
    “This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #18
    Albert Einstein
    “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #19
    Bob Marley
    “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
    Bob Marley

  • #20
    Douglas Adams
    “The story so far:
    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #21
    Albert Einstein
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #22
    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

  • #23
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #24
    Nicholas Sparks
    “Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

  • #25
    Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
    “Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
    Roald Dahl

  • #26
    John Green
    “What a slut time is. She screws everybody.”
    John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

  • #27
    George R.R. Martin
    “... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #28
    Frank McCourt
    “You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”
    Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes

  • #29
    G.K. Chesterton
    “I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #30
    Banksy
    “You're mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid.
    You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation
    at high speed with total clarity.”
    Banksy, Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall



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