"My life is my message."
"Go, not knowing where.
Bring, not knowing what.
The path is long, the way unknown."
"There are many things in life that will catch your eye.
Only a few will catch your heart."
"As a man thinketh so is he, and as a man chooseth, so is he."
__Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There is no greatness where there is not simplicity,
goodness and truth."
"Into each life some rain must fall.
Some days must be dark and dreary."
__Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Neither evil tongues, rash judgements,
or the sneers of selfish men,
nor greetings where no kindness is,
nor all the dreary intercourse of daily life,
shall ever prevail against us."
"When Death to either of us shall come,
I pray it be first to me."
"Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for,
for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own."
"Humor makes all things tolerable."
__Henry Ward Beecher
"Birds sing after a storm.
Why shouldn't we?"
__Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Wisdom lies in taking everything with good humor
and a grain of salt."
"What gentle ghost, besprent with April dew,
Hails me so solemnly to yonder yew?"
"Courage doesn't know what's around the corner,
but goes around it anyway."
"Time is nature's way of not letting everything happen at once."
"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion,
for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."
"If you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move."
"Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly
to everyone about you, and you will be surprised
what a happy life you will lead."
__Charles M. Schwab
"I've always felt that a person's intellegence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic."
"No, no, you're not thinking, you're just being logical."
"For small creatures such as we,
the vastness is bearable only through love."
"When it comes time to die,
be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death,
so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."
__Native American proverb
"The pursuit of perfection often impedes progress."
"Chance furnishes me what I need.
I am like a man who stumbles along; my foot strikes something.
I bend over and it is exactly what I want."
"Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement
of the obvious."
"Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge."
"When it's beautifully arranged on the plate,
you know someone's fingers have been all over it."
"If you wait, all that happens is that you get older."
"All things pass.
Patience attains all it strives for."
__St. Teresa of Avilla
"You must learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."
"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness
in the proportion."
__Sir Francis Bacon
"Think for yourself
and let others enjoy the priviledge of doing so too."
"I am an optimist, but I'm an optimist who carries a raincoat."
"I was the kid next door's imaginary friend."
"We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand; but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves, first, to her ways."
"Here I am trying to live, or rather,
I am trying to teach the death within me how to live."
"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well."
"If you can't fly, then run.
If you can't run, then walk.
If you can't walk, then crawl.
But whatever you do, keep moving."
__Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Our government is infatuated with requiring licenses and permits for everyday activities. This is just one more way they can tax and control our daily lives. The mere fact that we need to get permission from our government to get married seems Orwellian."
"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him
and a cat that will ignore him."
"Be happy. It's one way of being wise."
"Try to relax and enjoy the crisis."
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