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  • #1
    Aldous Huxley
    “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
    Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

  • #2
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #3
    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

  • #4
    Harper Lee
    “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
    - Atticus Finch”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #5
    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

  • #6
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #7
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Always do what you are afraid to do.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #8
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #9
    Oliver Goldsmith
    “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
    Oliver Goldsmith, The Citizen of the World, Or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher, Residing in London, to His Friends in the Country, by Dr. Goldsmith

  • #10
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #11
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #12
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #13
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #14
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #15
    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

  • #16
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Life consists of what man is thinking about all day.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #17
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #18
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #19
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #20
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays

  • #21
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The music that can deepest reach and cure all ill is cordial speech.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #22
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Let us be silent, that we may hear the whisper of God.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #23
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “A sufficient and sure method of civilization is in the influence of good women.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #24
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #25
    Marjorie Pay Hinckley
    “We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are.”
    Marjorie Pay Hinckley

  • #26
    Marjorie Pay Hinckley
    “Home is where you are loved the most and act the worst.”
    Marjorie Pay Hinckley

  • #27
    Gordon B. Hinckley
    “Cultivate an attitude of happiness. Cultivate a spirit of optimism. Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of nature, in the goodness of those you love, in the testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things divine.”
    Gordon B. Hinckley

  • #28
    Marjorie Pay Hinckley
    “The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”
    Marjorie Pay Hinckley

  • #29
    Gordon B. Hinckley
    “Aim high, but do not aim so high that you totally miss the target. What really matters is that he will love you, that he will respect you, that he will honor you, that he will be absolutely true to you, that he will give you the freedom of expression and let you fly in the development of your own talents. He is not going to be perfect, but if he is kind and thoughtful, if he knows how to work and earn a living, if he is honest and full of faith, the chances are you will not go wrong, that you will be immensely happy.”
    Gordon B. Hinckley

  • #30
    Gordon B. Hinckley
    “Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.”
    Gordon B. Hinckley



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