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We need to learn to set our course by the stars,
not by the lights of every passing ship.
Omar Nelson Bradley
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at his best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am
but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of
knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright
pebble to content myself with.
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
William Pitt ( AKA Pitt the Elder)
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue
freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
Neither believe nor reject anything because any other person's
rejected or believed it. Your own reason is the only oracle
given you by heaven.
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be
purchased at the price of chains and
slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not
what course others may take, but as for
me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
Patrick Henry, American patriot,
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which
difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."
John Quincy Adams
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Conformity is the jailer of freedom
and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy
Experience is not what happens to a man.
It is what a man does with what happens to him.
"Never let the future disturb you.
You will meet it, if you have to,
with the same weapons of reason,
which today arm you against the present."
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Roman Emperor
"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."
"Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is
something that people take and people are as free as they want to be."
James Arthur Baldwin
"If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's okay. But
you've got to shoot for something."
- Robert Townsend
Happiness does not depend on outward conditions.
It depends on inner conditions.
Our own heart,
and not other men's opinions,
forms our true honor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"Those who think that they have arrived, have lost their way.
Those who think they have reached their goal, have missed it.
Those who think they are saints, are demons. An important part
of the spiritual life is to keep longing, waiting, hoping, expecting."
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing it's
night and day to make you everybody else means to fight
the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and
never stop fighting.
We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.
"Solitude is the beginning of all freedom."
William Orville Douglas, American jurist and associate
justice US Supreme Court
Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful.
In these critical times let us no longer make the mistake of identifying as fools those with whom we disagree.
"Until we can understand the assumptions in which
we are drenched we cannot know ourselves."
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him
to hold in higher regard those who think alike
than those who think differently.
"Without an understanding of myth or religion,
without an understanding of the relationship
between destruction and creation, death and rebirth,
the individual suffers the mysteries of life
as meaningless mayhem alone."
42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot
The actions of men are the best
interpreters of their thoughts.