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  • #1
    Mark Twain
    “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
    Mark Twain

  • #2
    Reinhold Niebuhr
    “Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.”
    Reinhold Niebuhr, The Essential Reinhold Niebuhr: Selected Essays and Addresses

  • #3
    Booker T. Washington
    “No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.”
    Booker T. Washington

  • #4
    “He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
    Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
    Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
    Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;
    Who has left the world better than he found it,
    Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
    Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
    Whose life was an inspiration;
    Whose memory a benediction.”
    Bessie Anderson Stanley, More Heart Throbs Volume Two in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People And by them contributed as a Supplement to the original $10,000 Prize Book HEART THROBS

  • #5
    Lao Tzu
    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
    Lao Tzu

  • #6
    Mother Teresa
    “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
    Mother Teresa

  • #7
    If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use
    “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #8
    It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
    “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
    E.E. Cummings

  • #9
    Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
    “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
    Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

  • #10
    Albert Einstein
    “If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #11
    C.S. Lewis
    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #12
    Ernest Hemingway
    “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #13
    Mark Twain
    “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
    Mark Twain

  • #14
    D.H. Lawrence
    “I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.”
    D.H. Lawrence, The Complete Poems

  • #15
    Stephen Colbert
    “If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it.”
    Stephen Colbert

  • #16
    “O God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.”
    Old Breton fisherman s prayer

  • #17
    Frank Herbert
    “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
    Frank Herbert, Dune

  • #18
    Arthur C. Clarke
    “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
    Arthur C. Clarke

  • #19
    William  James
    “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ”
    William James

  • #20
    William Shakespeare
    “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
    William Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • #21
    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
    “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • #22
    Ayn Rand
    “[Dean] “My dear fellow, who will let you?”

    [Roark] “That’s not the point. The point is, who will stop me?”
    Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

  • #23
    “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
    Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married

  • #25
    Sylvia Plath
    “Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.”
    Sylvia Plath

  • #25
    Haruki Murakami
    “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #26
    Gustave Flaubert
    “Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
    Gustave Flaubert

  • #27
    Ned Hayes
    “Every night, I slip into the empty winter land of memory.”
    Ned Hayes

  • #28
    Jane Smiley
    “Every first draft is perfect, because all a first draft has to do is exist.”
    Jane Smiley

  • #29
    Colette
    “I went to collect the few personal belongings which...I held to be invaluable: my cat, my resolve to travel, and my solitude.”
    Colette

  • #30
    Stephen King
    “Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft



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