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The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser — in case you thought optimism was dead.
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Susan J. Bissonette
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler
If an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say, in a pleasant and hopeful voice, “Well, this isn’t too bad. I don’t have my left arm anymore, but at least nobody will ever ask me whether I am right-handed or left-handed,” but most of us would say something more along the lines of “Aaaaah! My arm! My arm!”
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Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
Charles H. Spurgeon
What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind.
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how.
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You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.
Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
Dr. Alexis Carrel
The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.
If you resist reading what you disagree with, how will you ever acquire deeper insights into what you believe? The things most worth reading are precisely those that challenge our convictions.
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying “Amen” to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Put your future in good hands – your own. ~Author Unknown
Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level. ~Max L. Forman
There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream. ~Author Unknown
Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs. ~Dan Zadra
Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius. ~Robert Brault
I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down. ~Allen H. Neuharth
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The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude.
Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.
Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.
If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.
~Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe, letter to President Franklin Pierce
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
~Joseph Wood Krutch