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B.F. Skinner
“We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.”
B.F. Skinner


Before you were born,
And were still too tiny for
The human eye to see,
You won the race for life
From among 250 million competitors.
And yet,
How fast you have forgotten
Your strength,
When your very existence
Is proof of your greatness.
You were born a winner,
A warrior,
One who defied the odds
By surviving the most gruesome
Battle of them all.
And now that you are a giant,
Why do you even doubt victory
Against smaller numbers,
And wider margins?
The only walls that exist,
Are those you have placed in your mind.
And whatever obstacles you conceive,
Exist only because you have forgotten
What you have already

Poetry by Suzy Kassem”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Criss Jami
“One of the greatest gifts from God is the eternal perspective. It is a level of fearlessness, a level of understanding where one can experience even emotional harmony with God.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don't waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Chris Colfer
“Creatures of the Darkness

It was world of vampires and demons, where innocence
was rare and so were the living. It was a world of darkness,
where light had been outlawed and nightfall had swallowed
us whole.

An epic war had been fought, and the creatures of the dark
had finally prevailed over the promoters of the light. Finally,
for the first time in existence, the people of the shadows could
come out and freely walk among one another in the rays of the
dying sun, which had once been used to shun them away.

A little girl, a child of the light, had survived the battle and
crawled out from under the ashes of the destruction. She looked
around at her altered world in dismay and confronted a vampire
about the changes, of which she did not approve.

“Why did you turn my world into a world of night, and make
wrong into a new form of right? How could you make all the light
disappear, and with it everyone I once loved so dear? Why are the
shadows now the new sun, and why is everything lost what you have
The vampire looked down at the little girl with amusement
and delight.

“Because, little girl, this is the real world you see, where there’s no
light to shine on false identities. We didn’t destroy the world just to scare;
we simply uncovered what was already there. What has come out was all the
darkness that was once hidden within, and you’ll soon meet the darkness
in you once my fangs pierce your skin.”

We are our own greatest fears…..”
Chris Colfer, Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal

Kami Garcia
“We are given to the great, for great purpose, to great ends. We are given to the grave, for grave purposes, to grave ends.”
Kami Garcia

“It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.”

Israelmore Ayivor
“Whenever you feel a little stricken down in pain, think about this. The knife has to be sharpened by striking and rubbing it against something strong before it can become useful! You are going to be great after the struggles.”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

W.E.B. Du Bois
Joseph Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature. He was simple, calm and courageous. He seldom lost his poise; pondered his problems slowly, made his decisions clearly and firmly; never yielded to ostentation nor coyly refrained from holding his rightful place with dignity. He was the son of a serf but stood calmly before the great without hesitation or nerves. But also - and this was the highest proof of his greatness - he knew the common man, felt his problems, followed his fate.

Stalin was not a man of conventional learning; he was much more than that: he was a man who thought deeply, read understandingly and listened to wisdom, no matter whence it came. He was attacked and slandered as few men of power have been; yet he seldom lost his courtesy and balance; nor did he let attack drive him from his convictions nor induce him to surrender positions which he knew were correct.”
W.E.B. Du Bois

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never be complacent about the current steps; don't agree and follow the status quo. Be determined that you are making an indelible impact with great change. Now, dress up and go to make it happen!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Thomas Henry Huxley
“There are some men who are counted great because they represent the actuality of their own age, and mirror it as it is. Such an one was Voltaire, of whom it was epigrammatically said: 'he expressed everybody's thoughts better than anyone.' But there are other men who attain greatness because they embody the potentiality of their own day and magically reflect the future. They express the thoughts which will be everybody's two or three centuries after them. Such as one was Descartes.”
Thomas Henry Huxley

Ann M. Martin
“I believe you are one of the people that can lift the corners of the universe.”
Ann M. Martin

Mary Balogh
“I do not admire greatness that has no substance.”
Mary Balogh, Slightly Dangerous

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“If you become too readily available to people, they begin to take you for granted; pull away, and they will clamor for you. It's a subconscious thing our society has created in the minds of the masses. This is why most of the "greats" didn't become recognized until after their death. If you're overlook, rejoice, maybe your one of the future greats.”
Dara Reidyr

Israelmore Ayivor
“Not every hen lay eggs. Not every hen that lays eggs gets them hatched. Not everyone born with greatness becomes as such. Go, hatch your eggs.”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Toba Beta
“The great words never die...
and so does the soul of its author.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“Real greatness does not reside inside those who feel large. The truly wise are meek.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Cath Crowley
“Why do want to find him so bad?’ I ask after a while, but she’s not listening. I watch her a bit
longer. ‘Why do you want to find him so bad?’ I ask again.
She blinks and comes out of her dream. She flicks the band on her wrist. ‘I just do.’ - Ed Skye”
Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Make no mistake, no one has ever become great by mistake.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Israelmore Ayivor
“Life’s good when it’s lived for oneself; it’s great when lived for others. The true means of happiness is to lose your mind by thinking for others!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Watchwords

Iveta Cherneva
“Many great opportunities are not cheap; but some cheap opportunities are so great.”
Iveta Cherneva

“Am not great, but being the story of every whisper is just the greatest.”
Ahmed Farrag

Mary E. Pearson
“But even the great can tremble with fear.
Even the great can fall.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception

“Great Place!
Great People!
Great Food!
Great Prices!”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Our restaurant mightn't look great, but you don't come here for the looks.
You come here for the food.”
Anthony T. Hincks

R.F. Kuang
“Great danger is always associated with great power. The difference between the great and the mediocre is that the great are willing to take the risk.”
R.F. Kuang, The Poppy War

“Happiness depends not on things around me, but on my attitude.
Alfred Montapert

The monument of a great man is not of granite or marble or bronze. It consists of his goodness, his deeds, his love and his compassion.
Alfred Montapert

No better words than "thank you" have yet been discovered to express the sincere gratitude of one's heart, when the two words are sincerely spoken. Alfred Montapert

The man or woman you really love will never grow old to you. Through the wrinkles of time, through the bowed frame of years, you will always see the dear face and feel the warm heart union of eternal love.
Alfred Montapert

The finest piece of mechanism in all the universe is the brain of man. The wise person develops his brain and opens his mind to the genius and spirit of the world's greatest ideas. He will feel inspired with the purest and noblest thoughts that have ever animated the spirit of humanity.
Alfred Montapert.”
Alfred Montapert

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Talent is given to us by our nature. Greatness, by our efforts.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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