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  • #1
    Neil Gaiman
    “I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

  • #2
    Stephenie Meyer
    “Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget; it was a hard line to walk.”
    Stephenie Meyer, New Moon

  • #3
    Lao Tzu
    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
    Lao Tzu

  • #4
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #5
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    “The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.”
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  • #6
    Martin Luther
    “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
    Martin Luther

  • #7
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #8
    Carlos Fuentes
    “I need, therefore I imagine.”
    Carlos Fuentes

  • #9
    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
    Maurice Switzer

  • #10
    Aristotle
    “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
    Aristotle

  • #11
    Oscar Wilde
    “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

  • #12
    Pedro Calderón de la Barca
    “When love is not madness it is not love.”
    Pedro Calderón de la Barca

  • #13
    Maya Angelou
    “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
    Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

  • #14
    “The Paradoxical Commandments

    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
    Succeed anyway.

    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.

    Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    Think big anyway.

    People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
    Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.

    People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
    Help people anyway.

    Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
    Give the world the best you have anyway.”
    Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

  • #15
    John Lennon
    “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
    John Lennon

  • #16
    Lou Holtz
    “It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.”
    Lou Holtz

  • #17
    John Lennon
    “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”
    John Lennon

  • #18
    Henri J.M. Nouwen
    “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
    Henri J.M. Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

  • #19
    Stephanie Klein
    “What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else.”
    Stephanie Klein, Straight Up and Dirty

  • #20
    Charles Bukowski
    “I had noticed that both in the very poor and very rich extremes of society the mad were often allowed to mingle freely.”
    Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye

  • #21
    Theodore Parker
    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
    Theodore Parker

  • #22
    Nelson Algren
    “Any writer who knows what he's doing isn't doing very much.”
    Nelson Algren

  • #23
    Mark Twain
    “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
    Mark Twain

  • #24
    Clarissa Pinkola Estés
    “It makes utter sense to stay healthy and strong, to be as nourishing to the body as possible. Yet I would have to agree, there is in many women a 'hungry' one inside. But rather than hungry to be a certain size, shape, or height, rather than hungry to fit the stereotype; women are hungry for basic regard from the culture surrounding them. The 'hungry' one inside is longing to be treated respectfully, to be accepted and in the very least, to be met without stereotyping.”
    Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

  • #25
    W.C. Fields
    “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.”
    W.C. Fields

  • #26
    Nicholas Sparks
    “Mom says it's because she has PMS.
    Do you even know what that means?
    "I'm not a little kid anymore. It means pissed-at- men syndrome”
    Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

  • #27
    Charles Bukowski
    “Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #28
    Oscar Levant
    “There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.”
    Oscar Levant

  • #29
    Mark Twain
    “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.”
    Mark Twain

  • #30
    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



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