1. Quotes

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    Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away. 

    —Will Smith

    When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. 

    —Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience. 

    —Victoria Holt

    I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep.

    —Kurt Vonnegut

    As a jealous man I suffer four times over: because I am jealous, because I blame myself for being so, because I fear that my jealousy will wound the other, because I allow myself to be subject to a banality: I suffer from being excluded, from being aggressive, from being crazy, and from being common. 

    —Roland Barthes

    If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good

    —Dr. Seuss

    Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.  

    —John Dryden

    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.  

    —Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

    To die and part is a less evil; but to part and live, there, there is the torment.  

    —George Lansdowne

    What is the opposite of two?  A lonely me, a lonely you.  

    —Richard Wilbur

    Tell the truth, over use I love you, go to work, do your best, don’t out smart your common sense, never let your prayin knees get lazy, and love like crazy.

    —Lee Brice “Love Like Crazy”

    A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.  

    —Ansel Adams

    I say to you, this morning, that if you have never found something so dear and precious to you that you will die for it, then you aren’t fit to live.

    You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be, and one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid.

    You refuse to do it because you want to live longer. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you’re afraid that somebody will stab or shoot or bomb your house. So you refuse to take a stand.

    Well, you may go on and live until you are ninety, but you are just as dead at 38 as you would be at ninety.

    And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.

    You died when you refused to stand up for right.

    You died when you refused to stand up for truth.

    You died when you refused to stand up for justice. 

    —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., From the sermon “But, If Not” delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church on November 5, 1967.

    An idealist believes the short run doesn’t count. A cynic believes the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run. 

    — Sydney J. Harris

    The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. 

    — Carl Jung

    Art is the desire of man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. 

    — Amy Lowell

    Being unconquerable lies within yourself; being conquerable lies within the enemy. 

    — Sun Tzu

    Laughing juries don’t convict. 

    — Francis Lee Bailey

    When listening to somebody, look him in the eye as if he is the only person in the world. 

    — Cal Fussman

    …a man like me cannot live without a hobby horse, a consuming passion—in Schiller’s words a tyrant. I have found my tyrant, and in his service I know no limits. My tyrant is psychology. 

    — Sigmund Freud

    What kind of man would live where there is no daring? I don’t believe in taking foolish changes, but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all. 

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    Man must rise above the earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives. 

    — Socrates

    Aviation is proof, that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible. 

    — Captain Edward Rickenbacker

    Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute. 

    — George Bernard Shaw

    When once you have tested flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes skywward, for there you will always long to return. 

    — Leonardo DaVinci

    Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing. 

    — Unknown

    Kulia i ka nu’u Translation: Strive for Excellence 

    — Hawai’ian Proverb

    The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. 

    — Unknown

    What we think is less than what we know: what we know is less than what we love: what we love is less than what there is; and to this precise extent, we are much less than what we are. 

    — R. D. Laing

    We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness. 

    — Dr. Albert Schweitzer

    I find love much like a mirror. When I love another, he becomes my mirror and I become his, and reflecting in each other’s love we see infinity. 

    — Student of Leo Buscaglia

    To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity. 

    — Kierkegaard

    Your first love is going to be the best and worst thing that has ever happened to you, because you’ve never had your heart broken. You’re not cautious. You love with all your heart like nothing can go wrong. But when it does, you’re hurt worse than you could ever imagine and from then on you protect yourself from ever feeling that way again. But you never forget that person, your first love, because they’re the only person you didn’t hold anything back from, and that’s something you just never completely let go of… 

    — Unknown

    Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.  

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    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. 

    — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised; the mosquito is swatted. 

    — Marie O’Conner

    How do I love thee?Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth, and breadth, and height,my soul can reach. 

    — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here. 

    — Marianne Williamson

    Greater love has no one than this that he lay down his life for his friends. 

    — Bible

    Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer them with Love. 

    — Mohandas Ghandi

    A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. 

    — Mohandas Ghandi

    Words without actions are the assassins of idealism. 

    — Herbert Hoover

    We must accept finite dissappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. 

    — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams. 

    — Eleanor Roosevelt

    Remember Red. Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. 

    — Shawshank Redemption

    Hope springs eternal within the human breast: man never is, but always to be blest. 

    — Alexander Pope

    La esparanza muere al ultimo.Translation: Hope dies last 

    — Mexican Proverb

    Great hope makes great Men. 

    — Thomas Fuller

    A leader is a dealer in hope. 

    — Napoleon Bonaparté

    What is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul. 

    — Victor Hugo

    I am not bound to win but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed but I am bound to live up to what light I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right; stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong. 

    — Abraham Lincoln

    You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it. 

    — Samuel Butler

    No one knows what he can do till he tries. 

    — Publilius Syrus

    To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But, then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer, to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love, to be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy, therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. 

    — Woody Allen

    You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover’s arms can only come later when you’re sure they won’t laugh if you trip. 

    — Jonathan Carroll

    Woman was created from the rib of man: Not from his head to thought of only, nor from his hand to be owned, nor from his foot to be beneath, but from under his arm to be protected, from his side to be equal, and from his heart to be loved. 

    — Bible

    What did my hands do before they held you. 

    — Sylvia Plath

    Si vis amari, ama. Translation: To be loved, love. 

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    The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. 

    — Eden Ahbez

    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. 

    — Hellen Keller

    Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is not strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.  

    — Anita Brookner

    Loving someone is giving them the power to hurt you, but trusting them not to. 

    — Unknown

    Love suffers long, and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek it’s own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails… And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these tis love. 

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    Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it. 

    — Swedish Proverb

    Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person essential to your own. 

    — Robert Heinlein

    Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. If you don’t start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who’ll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart. I’m not hearing any heart. Run the risk, if you get hurt, you’ll come back. Because the truth is there is no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love—well, you haven’t lived life at all. You have to try. Because if you haven’t tried you haven’t lived. 

    — Meet Joe Black

    I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. 

    — Roy Croft

    I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. 

    — Arthur Rubinstein

    I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, only more love. 

    — Mother Theresa

    How do you know it’s love? I don’t know, but it lasts forever. 

    — Van Halen

    He is not a lover who does not love forever. 

    — Euripedes

    Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it…. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more. 

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    All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. 

    — Leo Tolstoy

    Love is a passion for life shared with another person. 

    — Terry Goodkind

    One man with courage makes a majority. 

    — Andrew Jackson

    I am a bottomless well of tears overflowing. 

    — Melanie Tylke

    I am not an objectivist, nor do I believe in organized religion. Do I believe in god? Some days I do, some days I don’t. Would I like to believe there is an all loving God? Sure would. The truth is I do not know one way or the other. More to the point, I do not care. I live my life as a good person. I do the right thing most of the time (no on is perfect) because I want to, not because some diety is going to send me to hell for not doing it. If there is a God, great! if he iseverything people think he is, I feel he will judge me on how I lived my life, not whether I believed he existed. If there is no god, well, I’m fine with that too. 

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    They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me, then they will have my dead body. Not my obedience! 

    — Gandhi

    The function of a civil resistance is to provoke response and we will continue to provoke until they respond or change the law. They are not in control; we are. 

    — Gandhi

    Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrant’s and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always. 

    — Gandhi

    There is nothing more to be esteemed than a manly firmness and decision of character. I like a person who knows his mind and sticks to it; who sees at once what, in given circumstances, is to be done, and does it. 

    — William Hazlitt

    It’s not bragging if you can back it up. 

    — Muhammad Ali

    There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. 

    — Owison Swett Marden

    Pain is weakness leaving the body. The question isn’t how much more you can take, but how much more can you give. Just when you are ready to quit, your mind says push harder. You listen sensing an inner strength that wasn’t htere before. And suddenly you discover—you no longer feel the pain. 

    — United States Marines Corps

    Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. 

    — Sydney Smith

    Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.  

    — Samuel Johnson

    No one can ever give you better advice than yourself. 

    — Marcus Tullius Cicero De Officiis

    When a friend asks, there is no tomorrow. 

    — George Herbert

    Dost though love life? Then do not squander Time, for that’s the stuff life is made of. 

    — Benjamin Franklin

    You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. 

    — Charles Roberts Buxton

    The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. 

    — Jack London

    People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them. 

    — George Bernard Shaw

    Life’s a pretty precious and wonderful thing. You can’t sit down and let it lap around you… you have to plunge into it; you have to dive through it! And you can’t save it, you can’t store it up; you can’t horde it in a vault. You’ve got to taste it; you’ve got to use it. The more you use the more you have… that’s the miracle of it! 

    — Kyle Chrichton

    I know who my real friends are. And no one can change that. 

    — Derek Jones

    A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for. 

    — John A. Shedd

    Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist but you have ceased to live. 

    — Mark Twain

    Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength. 

    — St. Francis de Sales

    He that blows the coals in a quarrel he has nothing to do with has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face. 

    — Benjamin Franklin

    The most skillful flattery is to let a person talk on, and be a listener. 

    — Joseph Addison

    Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.  

    — Robert Louis Stevenson

    Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular so long as you have your life. If you haven’t had that then what have you had?  

    — Henry James

    It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can.  

    — Sydney Smith

    The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. 

    — Walter Gagehot

    Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might. 

    — Ecclesiastes 9:10

    A man always has two reasons for doing anything—a good reason and the real reason. 

    — J. P. Morgan

    It is great to be great, but it is greater to be human. 

    — Will Rogers

    A man should never be ashamed to say he has been wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. 

    — Alexander Pope

    Put an end once and for all to this discussion of what a good man should be, and be one. 

    — Marcus Aurelius

    Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above it. 

    — Washington Irving

    We make our fortunes and we call them fate. 

    — Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The most difficult secret for a man to keep is his own opinion of himself. 

    — Marcel Pagnol

    When the fight begins within himself, a man’s worth something. 

    — Robert Browning

    No persons are more frequently wrong, that those who will not admit they are wrong. 

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    We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. 

    — Rudyard Kipling

    Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and becoming. 

    — Mathew Arnold

    Forgive others often, yourself never. 

    — Roman Proverb

    I will not permit any man to narrow or degrade my soul by making me hate him. 

    — Booker T. Washington

    A person remains immature, whatever his age, as long as he thinks himself an exception to the human race. 

    — Friedrich Nietzsche

    My creed is this: Happiness is the only good. The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now. The way to be happy is to make others so. 

    — Robert Green Ingersoll

    The difference between preserverance and obstinacy is, that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t. 

    — Henry Ward Beecher

    I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream. 

    — Vincent Van Gogh

    If you would not be forgotten, As soon as you are dead and rotten, Either write things worth reading, Or do things worth writing. 

    — Benjamin Franklin

    The spirit lets us be resilient. The mind can understand but the spirit has to accept. I believe that I will always love the people I meet and connect with. Even if we become out of touch, I believe my heart will grow larger, and I will be able to love more people. I believe that the heart grows with every heart you touch, every breath you make, and every step you take towards the future. 

    — Jordan Ryan

    Who are you to judge the life I lead? I know I’m not perfect and I don’t live to be, but before you start pointing fingers make sure your hands are clean. 

    — Bob Marley

    We have no form, therefore we fear it, and because we are fearless, we revere it. Thus, we are slain. 

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    I am happy to say that I am not an -ist or an -ism but merely a man.  

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    I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people and I expect the same from them.  

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    How can you be so calm in battle? Because I have nothing to lose. You have your life. Ah yes, my life. Was there anything else, priest? 

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    If war is brought to you then let there be war like your enemy has never imagined in his most frightening nightmares. Anything less and you hand victory to your foe. 

    — Terry Goodkind, Sword of Truth

    Don’t shed tears over ones already in the ground, until after you have brought vengeance to those that put them there. There will be time enough then. 

    — Terry Goodkind, Sword of Truth

    You talk like a drunk man walks: in every direction but where he be headed. 

    — Terry Goodkind, Sword of Truth

    Given the choice, I would choose to serve one who bears command as a burden, to one who wears the mantle as a right. 

    — Terry Goodkind, Sword of Truth

    Reality [can] seldom match the imagination, and in the imagination, the pain [is] real.  

    — Terry Goodkind, Sword of Truth

    Only a fool walks into the future backwards. 

    — Terry Goodkind, Sword of Truth

    Learning without thought is labor lost, thought without learning is perilous. 

    — Confucius

    As long as there is life, there is hope. 

    — Italian Proverb

    Let God show you who you are.  

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    Obedience breeds discipline. Discipline breeds unity. Unity breeds power. Power is life. 

    — Resident Evil

    Be where you are. 

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    The key to intelligence is brevity. 

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    Be quick, don’t rush. 

    — John Wooden

    I believe you show your friendships when they’re alive, and be good to them then. 

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    Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention, he simply doesn’t understand. 

    — Robert G. Allen

    The poor long for riches. The rich long for heaven. The wise long for tranquility.  

    — Swami Rama

    I think that whatever you have, you can do wonders with it. 

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    Don’t lay a cloak of guilt around my shoulders because others are evil. 

    — Terry Goodkind

    Do your best, even if no one will ever notice, if you don’t it will gnaw at you forever. 

    — David Eddings

    A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. 

    — William James

    I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. — Dr. King

    Why is it that life sucks? Because my friend, you choose it to suck. My life? it’s great I tell you, it has some ups and downs to it, but it’s great because I choose it to be great.  

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