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"The future belongs to those who fuse intelligence with faith, and who with courage and determination grope their way forward from chance to choice, from blind adaptation to creative evolution." - Charles E. Marriam

The delight of creative work lies in self-discovery: you are mining nuggets of power out of your own cosmos, and the find comes as a great and glad surprise. - Elbert Hubbard

He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don't let that fool you -- he really is an idiot. - Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. - Chinese Proverb

Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. - John Updike

"Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself." - Robert Ingersoll

He who dies a thousand deaths meets the final hour with the calmness of one who approaches a well remembered door. - Heywood Brown

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

He who hesitates is a damned fool. - Mae West (1892-1980)

Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life. - Sanskrit poem

"Anger is never without an argument, but seldom with a good one." - George Savile

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't. - Richard Bach

"Never follow somebody else's path; it doesn't work the same way twice for anyone...the path follows you and rolls up behind you as you walk, forcing the next person to find their own way." - J. Michael Straczynski

"Every now and then take a good look at something not made with hands - a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom, and patience, and solace, and above all the assurance that you are not alone in the world." - Sidney Lovett

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. - Nicholas Murray Butler

Here's to you and here's to me, and I hope we never disagree. But, if that should ever be, to HELL with you, here's to ME! - Anonymous

"Imagination is more important than knowledge; for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world." - Albert Einstein

"The person who has lived the most is not the one who has lived the longest, but the one with the richest experiences." - Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous. - Thornton Wilder

Even from a dark night, songs of beauty can be born. - Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

True talk is founded as deep as love in the constitution of our being, and is a thing to relish with all our energy while yet we have it - and to be grateful forever. - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Count no day lost in which you waited your turn, took only your share and sought advantage over no one." - Robert Brault

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. - Maya Angelou

"Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." - Will Rogers

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. - Walt Whitman

Heresy is another word for freedom of thought. - Graham Greene

Heroes have an infinite capacity for stupidity. Thus are legends born!- Anonymous

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them! - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed. - H. H. Munro 'Saki' (1870-1916)

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." - Winnie the Pooh

"If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend." - Stone Temple Pilots

If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the 'up' button. - Sam Levenson

Nothing is as embarrasing as watching someone do something that you said couldn't be done. - Sam Ewing

It is good to have and end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula Le Guin

"No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever." - Francois Muriac

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. - Grandma Moses

"I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life." - Margareth II, Queen of Denmark

Every exit is an entry somewhere else. - Tom Stoppard

"Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." - William Faulkner

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. - Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable." - Joseph Addison

"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Eden Phillpotts

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden

"As long as you live, keep learning how to live." – Seneca

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." - Alexander Graham Bell

"Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice." - Arnold Toynbee

"The future is never finished." - Marsala (TV show Exo-squad), when Nara asks if he will return once his work on Earth is finished.

"Phaeton thought that destroying an entire planet would be the ultimate expression of power, that was his lack of imagination. The ultimate power is the power of creation." - Algernon (TV show Exo-squad), after reforming the planet mars.

"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. Discover." - Mark Twain

There are many wonderful things that will not be done if you do not do them. - Charles Gill

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken"

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. - William James.

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. - James Barrie

"The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration." - Pearl S. Buck

Miracles happen to those who believe in them. - Bernard Berenson

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. - Helen Keller

"There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second." - Logan Pearsall Smith

'Tis always morning somewhere in the world. - Richard Horne

"It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust." - Samuel Johnson

"The uncommon man is merely the common man thinking and dreaming of success in larger terms and in more fruitful areas." - Melvin Powers

"When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free." - Charles Evans Hughes

"Normality is such a subjective term." - Dr. Frank von Hurter

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. Le Guin

"Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save." - Will Rogers

"Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle." - James Russell Lowell

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. - Gilda Radner

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - George S. Patton

"In all the work we do, our most valuable asset can be the attitude of self-examination. It is forgivable to make mistakes, but to stand fast behind a wall of self-righteousness and make the same mistake twice is not forgivable." - Dale Turner

"If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than to our strength." - La Rochefoucauld

"Once a man would spend a week patiently waiting if he missed a stage coach, but now he rages if he misses the first section of a revolving door." - Simeon Strunsky

"Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal." - E. Joseph Cossman

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. - Henry David Thoreau

"The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision." - Robyn Davidson

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise. - James Lowell

"Let us not look back in anger, or forward with fear, but around in awareness." - James Thurber

"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves." - Dale Carnegie

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. - John R. Miller

Don't go through life, grow through life. - Eric Butterworth

"Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Saint Francis of Assisi

When you try to understand everything, you will not understand anything. The best way is to understand yourself, and then you will understand everything. - Shunryu Suzuki

"Advice is like snow, the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built. - James Allen

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Warton

"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves." - Dale Carnegie

"Is insincerity such a terrible thing? I think not. It is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalities." - Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. - Chief Seattle

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. - Leo Buscaglia

"As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might." - Marian Anderson

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. - Gilda Radner

"The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision." - Robyn Davidson

"When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" - Sydney J. Harris

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The "sure thing" boat never gets far from shore. - Dale Carnegie

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Muriel Strode

You've got to sing like you don't need the money. You've got to love like you'll never get hurt. You've got to dance like there's nobody watching. You've got to come from the heart, if you want it to work. - Susanna Clark

"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." - Vince Lombardi

"The old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes. - Rabindranath Tagore

"Always behave like a duck -- keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath." - Jacob Braude

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity. Successful people act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. - Dupree Jordan