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"There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other." - Douglas Everett

"I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misfortune, and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key." - Charles Fletcher Lummis

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be." - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

"Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so." - Belva Davis

"When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better." - Pauline R. Kezer

"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible." - Doug Larson

"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live." - Mark Twain

"Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those I love, I can: all of them make me laugh." - W.H. Auden

"The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so." - William Ralph Inge

"Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything." - Norman Lear

"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." - Arthur Ashe

"It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail." - Peter Marshall

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened." - Billy Graham

"Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others." - Elbert Hubbard

"Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it." - Hardy D. Jackson

"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent." - Marilyn vos Savant

"Accept failure as a normal part of living. View it as part of the process of exploring your world; make a note of its lessons and move on." - Tom Greening and Dick Hobson

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved." - W.J. Bryant

"The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for." - Homer

"Friends...they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams." - Henry David Thoreau

"If you have a true friend, you have more than your share." - Thomas Fuller (1573-1659)

"The day we lose our need for dreams is the day the human race forfeits its soul." - John Chiam

"A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. - Charles H. Spurgeon

"Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways." - Stephen Vincent Benét

"We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true." - Woodrow Wilson

"All men and women are born, live, suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about... We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live." - Joseph Epstein

There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you are falling off a cliff, you may as well try to fly. You've got nothing to lose. - Anonymous

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. - Lord Acton

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. - Henry B. Adams.

A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal. - Winston Churchill

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. - Confucius

The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality. - Dante

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. - Martin Luther King Jr

There is a terrible war coming, and these young men who have never seen war cannot wait for it to happen, but I tell you, I wish that I owned every slave in the South, for I would free them all to avoid this war. - Robert E. Lee

If you do the job badly enough, sometimes you don't get asked to do it again. - Calvin and Hobbes

Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. - Calvin and Hobbes

It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool. - Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin: Know what I pray for?
Hobbes: What?
Calvin: The strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can't, and the incapacity to tell the difference.- Calvin and Hobbes

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night. - Calvin and Hobbes

I'm learning real skills that I can apply throughout the rest of my life ... Procrastinating and rationalizing. - Calvin and Hobbes

Miss Wormwood: What state do you live in?
Calvin: Denial.
Miss Wormwood: I don't suppose I can argue with that... - Calvin and Hobbes

I liked things better when I didn't understand them.- Calvin and Hobbes

If you couldn't find any weirdness, maybe we'll just have to make some! - Calvin and Hobbes

Hence also it is no easy task to find the middle, e.g. to find the middle of a circle is not for everyone but for him who knows; so, too, anyone can get angry -- that is easy -- or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for everyone, nor is it easy; wherefore goodness is both rare and laudable and noble.  - Aristotle

I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe: nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to posses a mind. I am invisible, simply because people refuse to see me. - Ralph Ellison

I was never more hated than when I tried to be honest. Or when, even as just now I've tried to articulate exactly what I felt to be the truth. - Ralph Ellison

When I discover who I am, I'll be free. - Ralph Ellison

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here is the world, sound as a nut, perfect, not the smallest piece of chaos left, never a stitch nor an end, not a mark of haste, or botching, or second thought; but the theory of the world is a thing of shreds and patches. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, -- that is genius. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. - E. M. Forster

One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are. - Gail Godwin

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. - Ernest Hemingway

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. - Anais Nin

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. - Thomas Paine

So now I know the things I know
And do the things I do
And if you do not like me so
To hell, my love, with you.
Dorothy Parker

The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible.... - Bertrand Russell

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. - J.D. Salinger

Some of my best friends are children. In fact, all of my best friends are children. - J. D. Salinger

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will. - Henry David Thoreau

We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them. - Evelyn Waugh

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. - Edith Wharton

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. - Albert Einstein

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. - Carl Jung

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?" Then a voice answers "Nothing personal, your name just happened to come up." - Charlie Brown

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

If you're going through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchill

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember. - Oscar Levant

"The basic difference between an ordinary person and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a curse." - Carlos Castaneda

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within." - Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

"Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination." - Barbara G. Harrison

"The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none." - Thomas Carlyle

He who gains victory over other men is strong; but he who gains victory over himself is all powerful. - Lao-Tzu

"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new." - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts -- That hope always triumphs over experience -- That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death." - Robert Fulghum

Promise me, Pooh, that you won't forget me ever because if I thought you would, I wouldn't leave. - Christopher Robins

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." - Albert Einstein

"It is my earnest hope - indeed the hope of all mankind - that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world found upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance and justice." - General Douglas Macarthur, Supreme Allied Commander of South-West Pacific (1945)

"Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." - Prime Minister Winston Churchill

"I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." - Prime Minister Winston Churchill

"We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on beaches, landing grounds, in fields, in streets and on the hills. We shall never surrender and even if, which I do not for the moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, will carry on the struggle until in God's good time the New World with all its power and might, sets forth to the liberation and rescue of the Old." - Prime Minister Winston Churchill (after the fall of France)

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. - Groucho Marx

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first. - Mark Twain [Samuel Langhornne Clemens]

I will not condemn you for what you did yesterday, if you do it right today. - Sheldon S. Maye

The secret of being tiresome is to tell everything. - Voltaire [François Marie Arouet]

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, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. - H. Jackson Brown

It's kind of fun to do the impossible. - Walt Disney

"It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies." - Arthur Calwell

"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." - Danny Kaye

" Spirit, that made those heroes dare To die, and leave their children free, bid Time and Nature gently spare the shaft we raise to them and thee." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Far away there in the sky are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead." - Louisa May Alcott

"See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way..." - Exodus 23:20

"It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart." - Anne Frank

"Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at." - Goethe