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To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold.
~Archibald MacLeish (1892 - 1982)

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
~Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens] (1835-1910)

All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him.
~W. A. Nance

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
~H. Jackson Brown

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
~King Whitney Jr.

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
~Oprah Winfrey (1954 - )
Books...are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.
~Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 - 1957), The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, 1928

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 (1815 - 1902), 1890

Do not give up on yourselves, any of you, or on your earth's growing or on your world's turning.  We cradle your memories in this motion of this persons mind - we strive with you - for there is no against.  We send you these answers that you search for, in this guise of faded jeans and middle age approaching.  And we call upon the best that can be brought out of each of you - without exception - even from within the confines of self-doubt, loneliness or despair.

Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.
~Horace Mann (1796 - 1859)

To believe in God or in a guiding force because someone tells you to is the height of stupidity. We are given senses to receive our information within. With our own eyes we see, and with our own skin we feel. With our intelligence, it is intended that we understand. But each person must puzzle it out for himself or herself.
~Sophy Burnham

In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.
~Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)

The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
~Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 - 1959)

Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
~Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898), Alice in Wonderland