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These quotations offer inspiring and uplifting wisdom and will hopefully brighten your day.

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"He that feareth is a slave, were he never so rich, were he never so powerful. But he that is without fear is king of all the world."
-E. R. Eddison


"We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts."
-Ray Bradbury


"Doubt sees the obstacles
faith sees the way.
Doubt sees the darkest night
Faith sees the day.
Doubt dreads to take a step
Faith soars on high.
Doubt questions 'who believes?'
Faith answers, 'I.'"
-unknown


"The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it."
-Epicurus


"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia."
-Charles Schultz


"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."
-Heraclitus


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


"Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is what happened on the banks."
-Will Durant


"What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?"
-Dr. Robert Schuller


"I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty."
-John D. Rockefeller


"Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height."
-Buddha


"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."
-Buddha


"Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well -- he has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
-Victor Hugo


"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
-William Faulkner


"You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment."
-Alvin Toffler


"Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation."
-Mahatma Gandhi


"In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth."
-Mahatma Gandhi


"The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life."
-Henry Ford


"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant."
-Horace


"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
-Dale Carnegie


"The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
-Malcolm X


"Better contraceptives will control population only if people will use them. A nuclear holocaust can be prevented only if the conditions under which nations make war can be changed. The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned. We need to make vast changes in human behavior."
-B. F. Skinner


"Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies."
-Philip Dormer Chesterfield


"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own."
-Benjamin Disraeli


"The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm."
-Fred Dehner


"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind."
-Samuel Johnson


"The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are strong at the broken places."
-Ernest Hemingway


"The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur."
-Vince Lombardi


"One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this."
-The Impossible Dream


"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."
-Josh Billings


"You can choose a ready guide
In some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide
You still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears
and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that's clear
I will chose free will."
-RUSH


"You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life. This is not an easy struggle. Indeed, it may be the most difficult task in the world, for opening the door to your own life is, in the end, more difficult than opening the doors to the mysteries of the universe."
-Daisaku Ikeda


"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
-William Arthur Ward


"To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power."
-Tryon Edwards


"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thoughts in clear form."
-Albert Einstein


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