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Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it.

—Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know it judges us by what we have.

—Joyce Brothers

People fail forward to success.

—Mary Kay Ash

The history of man is a graveyard of great cultures that came to catastrophic ends because of their incapacity for planned, rational, voluntary reaction to challenge.

—Erich Fromm

Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.

—Louis D. Brandeis

Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always cunning.

—Samuel Johnson

I am inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart--the best brain.

—Robert Green Ingersoll

There is no squabbling so violent as that between people who accepted an idea yesterday and those who will accept the same idea tomorrow.

—Christopher Darlington Morley

Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world-the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.

—Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe

Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating the kind of love we really want.

—Martha Beck

Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become an enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend.


When Jesus Christ utters a word, He opens His mouth so wide that it embraces all Heaven and earth, even though that word be but in a whisper.

—Martin Luther

He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others.

—Samuel Foote

Men, their rights, and nothing more women, their rights, and nothing less.

—Susan B. Anthony

To saints their very slumber is a prayer.

—Saint Jerome

Who is a wise man He who learns of all men.

—The Talmud

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

—African Proverb

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better.

—John Updike

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.

—Joseph Addison

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.

—Jonathan Kozol

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