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  1. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
      -- Helen Keller

  2. Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
      -- Calvin Coolidge

  3. Do not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
      -- James Thurber

  4. Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop pedaling.
      -- Claude Pepper

  5. God created man because he loves stories.
      -- Elie Wiesel

  6. A disciple once complained, "You tell us stories, but you never reveal their meaning to us." The master replied, "How would you like it if someone offered you fruit and chewed it up for you before giving it to you?"
      -- Anonymous

  7. You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
      -- Richard Bach, from Illusions

  8. Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.
      -- Richard Bach, from Illusions

  9. Here is a test to find out if your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.
      -- Richard Bach, from Illusions

  10. In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
      -- Richard Bach, from Illusions

  11. We really don't learn anything from our experience. We only learn from reflecting on our experience.
      -- Robert Sinclair

  12. Love conquers all.
      -- Virgil

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

  14. You must give time to your fellow men -- even if it's a little thing, do something for others -- something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.
      -- Albert Schweitzer

  15. Teach only love, for that is what you are!
      -- A Course in Miracles

  16. The soul is healed by being with children.
      -- Fyodor Dostoyevski

  17. Everyone needs recognition for his accomplishments, but few people make the need known quite as clearly as the little boy who said to his father: "Let's play darts. I'll throw and you say 'Wonderful!'"
      -- The Best of Bits & Pieces

  18. Teachers are those who use themselves as bridges, over which they invite their students to cross; then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.
      -- Nikos Kazantzakis

  19. What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?
      -- George Eliot

  20. Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our heart and we are never, ever the same.
      -- Anonymous

  21. For everything you have missed, you have gained something else.
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  22. Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.
      -- Carlos Castaneda

  23. To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.
      -- W. Clement Stone

  24. Our real blessings often appear to us in the shapes of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
      -- Joseph Addison

  25. I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered.
      -- Jean Ingelow

  26. The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.
      -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  27. Fear less, hope more;
    Whine less, breathe more;
    Talk less, say more;
    Hate less, love more;
    And all good things are yours.
      -- Anonymous

  28. If your house is on fire, warm yourself by it.
      -- Spanish Proverb

  29. Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
      -- Leonardo da Vinci

  30. Cherish your visions and you dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
      -- Napolean Hill

  31. The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
      -- Harriet Beecher Stowe


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