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  • #1
    William W. Purkey
    “You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    Love like you'll never be hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening,
    And live like it's heaven on earth.”
    William W. Purkey

  • #2
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

  • #3
    Elbert Hubbard
    “A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
    Elbert Hubbard

  • #4
    Markus Zusak
    “Sometimes people are beautiful.
    Not in looks.
    Not in what they say.
    Just in what they are.”
    Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

  • #5
    Théophile Gautier
    “Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not want to sign.”
    Théophile Gautier

  • #6
    Robert Fulghum
    “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
    Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts On Common Things

  • #7
    Mae West
    “I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.”
    Mae West

  • #8
    Plato
    “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
    Plato

  • #9
    E.B. White
    “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
    E.B. White

  • #10
    Napoleon Hill
    “The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.”
    Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller - Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

  • #11
    Socrates
    “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”
    Socrates

  • #12
    Groucho Marx
    “When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #13
    “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
    Joe Klaas, Twelve Steps to Happiness

  • #14
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “For an answer which cannot be expressed the question too cannot be expressed.

    The riddle does not exist.

    If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered.”
    Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

  • #15
    Charles Stross
    “Any civilization where the main symbol of religious veneration is a tool of execution is a bad place to have children.”
    Charles Stross, Toast, and Other Stories

  • #16
    Henrik Ibsen
    “Was the majority right when they stood by while Jesus was crucified? Was the majority right when they refused to believe that the earth moved around the sun and let Galileo be driven to his knees like a dog?

    It takes fifty years for the majority to be right. The majority is never right until it does right.”
    Henrik Ibsen

  • #17
    Andy Andrews
    “Wisdom can be gathered on your downtime. Wisdom that can change the very course of your life will come from the people you are around, the books you read, and the things you listen to or watch on radio or television. Of course, bad information is gathered in your downtime too. Bad information that can change the very course of your life will come from the people you are around, the books you read, and the things you listen to or watch on radio or television. One of wisdom's greatest benefits, is accurate discernment- the learned ability to immediately tell right from wrong. Good from evil. Acceptable from unacceptable. Time well spent from time wasted. The right decision from the wrong decision. And many times this is simply a matter of having the correct perspective. One way to define wisdom is THE ABILITY TO SEE, INTO THE FUTURE, THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR CHOICES IN THE PRESENT. That ability can give you a completely different perspective on what the future might look like... with a degree of intelligence and a hint of wisdom, most people can tell the difference between good and bad. However, it takes a truly wise person to discern the oh-so-thin line between good and best. And that line...[gives you the] perspective that allows you to see clearly the long-term consequences of your choices. ”
    Andy Andrews, The Noticer: Sometimes, All a Person Needs Is a Little Perspective

  • #18
    Thomas Wolfe
    “The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.”
    Thomas Wolfe

  • #19
    “An environment-based education movement--at all levels of education--will help students realize that school isn't supposed to be a polite form of incarceration, but a portal to the wider world.”
    Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

  • #20
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #21
    David Gemmell
    “Man is capable of greatness, love, nobility, compassion. Yet never forget that his capacity for evil is infinite. It is a sad truth, boy, that if you sit now and think of the worst tortures that could ever be inflicted on another human being, they will already have been practiced somewhere. If there is one sound that follows the march of humanity, it is the scream.”
    David Gemmell

  • #22
    Ann Patchett
    “I wanted to eat her pain, take it into me and make it my own.”
    Ann Patchett, The Patron Saint of Liars

  • #23
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    “What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.”
    Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

  • #24
    George Bernard Shaw
    “Bear it like a man, even if you feel it like an ass. ”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #25
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “The road to freedom is a difficult, hard road. It always makes for temporary setbacks.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #26
    P.J. O'Rourke
    “The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.”
    P.J. O'Rourke

  • #27
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “Death is just the last scene of the last act.”
    Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde

  • #28
    David Sedaris
    “clatter of a typewriter suggests that you're actually building something.”
    David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

  • #29
    “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”
    Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

  • #30
    Oprah Winfrey
    “The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.”
    Oprah Winfrey



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