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  • #1
    C.S. Lewis
    “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #2
    Jane Austen
    “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

  • #3
    Lawrence Durrell
    “Does not everything depend on our interpretation of the silence around us?”
    Lawrence Durrell, Justine

  • #4
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

  • #5
    Mark Twain
    “April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.”
    Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson and Other Tales

  • #6
    John Burroughs
    “Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.”
    John Burroughs, Studies in Nature and Literature

  • #7
    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

  • #8
    Albert Camus
    “Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
    Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
    Walk beside me… just be my friend”
    Albert Camus

  • #9
    Neil Gaiman
    “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
    Neil Gaiman, Coraline

  • #10
    Kingsley Amis
    “Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way.”
    Kingsley Amis

  • #11
    Nick Hornby
    “The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.”
    Nick Hornby, How to Be Good

  • #12
    Charlotte Brontë
    “Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.”
    Charlotte Brontë

  • #13
    Vladimir Nabokov
    “Let all of life be an unfettered howl. Like the crowd greeting the gladiator. Don't stop to think, don't interrupt the scream, exhale, release life's rapture.”
    Vladimir Nabokov

  • #14
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #15
    Bernard Malamud
    “There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to go--if there are no doors or windows--he walks through a wall.”
    Bernard Malamud

  • #16
    Suzanne Collins
    “You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope.”
    Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

  • #17
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #18
    “I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”
    Jon Katz

  • #19
    Abraham Lincoln
    “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves”
    Abraham Lincoln, Complete Works - Volume XII

  • #20
    Honoré de Balzac
    “The more one judges, the less one loves.”
    Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie Du Mariage

  • #21
    Leo Rosten
    “O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.”
    Leo Rosten

  • #22
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.”
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • #23
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part

  • #24
    John Lennon
    “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”
    John Lennon

  • #25
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #26
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

  • #27
    Susan Beth Pfeffer
    “I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald's would still be open.”
    Susan Beth Pfeffer, Life As We Knew It

  • #28
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #29
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #30
    Muhammad Ali
    “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.”
    Muhammad Ali



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