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  • #1
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

  • #2
    Lewis Carroll
    “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

  • #3
    Anton Chekhov
    “Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
    Anton Chekhov

  • #4
    Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to
    “Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”
    George Sand

  • #5
    Dr. Seuss
    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
    Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

  • #6
    Toni Morrison
    “Make up a story... For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul.”
    Toni Morrison, The Nobel Lecture In Literature, 1993

  • #7
    Elizabeth  Taylor
    “The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.”
    Elizabeth Taylor

  • #8
    Corrie ten Boom
    “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
    Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook

  • #9
    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

  • #10
    Richard Aldington
    “The casualty lists went on appearing for a long time after the Armistice - last spasms of Europe's severed arteries.”
    Richard Aldington, Death of a Hero

  • #11
    Groucho Marx
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
    Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

  • #12
    Elie Wiesel
    “The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
    Elie Wiesel

  • #13
    Lois Lowry
    “It is very risky. But each time a child opens a book, he pushes open the gate that separates him from Elsewhere.”
    Lois Lowry

  • #14
    Mae West
    “There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.”
    Mae West

  • #15
    Alan Bennett
    “What she was finding also was how one book led to another, doors kept opening wherever she turned and the days weren't long enough for the reading she wanted to do.”
    Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

  • #16
    Gregory Maguire
    “People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us... It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.”
    Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

  • #17
    E.B. White
    “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
    E.B. White

  • #18
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden

  • #19
    Dr. Seuss
    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    Nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
    Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

  • #20
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.”
    H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

  • #21
    William Ernest Henley
    “It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.”
    William Ernest Henley, Echoes of Life and Death;

  • #22
    Leo Tolstoy
    “If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.”
    Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies

  • #23
    T.S. Eliot
    “To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.”
    T.S. Eliot, The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism

  • #24
    John Steinbeck
    “And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.”
    John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

  • #25
    Toni Morrison
    “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
    Toni Morrison, Beloved

  • #26
    Eric Hobsbawm
    “Many years later, another Marxian rephrased this as the choice between socialism and barbarity. Which of these will prevail is a question which the twenty-first century must be left to answer.



    Eric Hobsbawm

  • #27
    P.G. Wodehouse
    “And she's got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need.”
    P.G. Wodehouse, Mostly Sally

  • #28
    Howard Nemerov
    “Write what you know. That should leave you with a lot of free time.”
    Howard Nemerov

  • #29
    Carl Sagan
    “Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”
    Carl Sagan, Cosmos

  • #30
    Voltaire
    “‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”
    Voltaire



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