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  1. Not every end is a goal. The end of a melody is not its goal; however, if the melody has not reached its end, it would also not have reached its goal. A parable.
      -- Nietzsche

  2. Children need models more than they need critics.
      -- Joseph Joubert

  3. I shut my eyes in order to see.
      -- Paul Gaugin

  4. No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve in quality as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing it is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. It is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them we may forget altogether to live them.
      -- Alan Watts

  5. We are the echo of the future.
      -- W. S. Merwin

  6. I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
      -- Albert Einstein

  7. Courage is the price that Love exacts for granting peace.
      -- Amelia Earhart

  8. I was going to change my shirt, but I changed my mind instead.
      -- Winnie the Pooh

  9. Age does not make us childish, as some say; it only finds us true children still.
      -- Goethe

  10. Where I was born and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.
      -- Georgia O'Keefe

  11. Try not. Do, or do not.
    There is no try.
      -- Yoda

  12. Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
      -- Baltasar Gracian

  13. Memory is a magnet. It will pull to it and hold only material nature has designed it to attract.
      -- Jassamyn West

  14. To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
      -- William James

  15. Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
      -- Albert Camus

  16. Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.
      -- Rose Lane

  17. Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens.
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  18. Your body cannot heal without play.
    Your mind cannot heal without laughter.
    Your soul cannot heal without joy.
      -- Catherine Rippenger Fenwick

  19. There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
      -- Gen. Douglas MacArthur

  20. We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
      -- Max DuPree

  21. never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
      -- Dag Hammarjskold

  22. Life is a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.
      -- Wilson Mizner

  23. To find in ourselves what makes life worth living is risky business, for it means that once we know we must seek it. It also means that without it, life will be valueless.
      -- Marsha Sinetar

  24. Saddle your dreams afore you ride 'em.
      -- Mary Webb

  25. Talk doesn't cook rice.
      -- Chinese Proverb

  26. When the eyes say one thing and the tongue another, the practiced person relies on the language of the first.
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  27. Fear is a darkroom for developing negatives.
      -- Anonymous

  28. Peace hath her victories, no less renowned than War.
      -- John Milton

  29. The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
      -- Kahlil Gibran

  30. I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind, yet, I'm ungrateful to those teachers.
      -- Kahlil Gibran

  31. You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?
      -- Kahlil Gibran


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