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Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.
Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield but to my own strength.
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but hope for the patience to win my freedom.
Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling your mercy in my success alone; but let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure.

                -- Rabindranath Tagore, 'Fruit Gathering'

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye." -- Saint-Exupery

"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer." -- Gen. George S. Patton

"We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released." -- Jean Houston

"Never retract, never explain, never apologize ~ get the thing done and let them howl!" -- Nellie McClung

"Do you believe then that the sciences would ever have arisen and become great if there had not beforehand been magicians, alchemists, astrologers, and wizards who thirsted and hungered after abscondite and forbidden powers?"                 -- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietsche

"If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Clooney

"In truth, there never was any remarkable lawgiver amongst any people who did not resort to divine authority, as otherwise his laws would not have been accepted by the people; for there are many good laws, the importance of which is known to be the sagacious lawgiver, but the reasons for which are not sufficiently evident to enable him to persuade others to submit to them; and therefore do wise men, for the purpose of removing this difficulty, resort to divine authority." -- Machiavelli

"Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will."
                --Jawaharlal Nehru

"Presume not that I am the thing I was." -- Wm Shakespeare, Henry VI pt II

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -- Albert Einstein

"We are the Magic Makers, and we are the Dreamers of Dreams..." -- Willy Wonka

"For you to be successful, sacrifices must be made. It's better that they are made by others but failing that, you'll have to make them yourself." -- Rita Mae Brown

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." -- Galileo Galilei

"A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it." -- Rabindranath Tagore

"The foundation of morality should not be made dependent on myth nor tied to any authority lest doubt about the myth or about the legitimacy of the authority imperil the foundation of sound judgment and action." -- Albert Einstein

"Is it true that we live on Earth?
Not forever on Earth; we are only a little while here.
Even jade will be broken,
Even gold shall be crushed,
Even quetzal feathers will be torn apart.
Not forever on Earth; we are only a little while here."
                -- King Nezahualcoyotl of Texcoco (1402-1472)

"Do not be afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact." -- William James

"Man is what he believes." -- Anton Chekhov

Democracy: Three wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.

"We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs." -- Kenneth Clark

"Only those who dare, truly live." -- Ruth Freedman

"Life is not worth living without knowing what to fight for... I know what to fight for, and in that strength I will never lose" -- Daniel (warrior/poet) (Submitted by Adrenalin03@aol.com)

"But it is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope; and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression." -- Robert Kennedy

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

"Don't dream it - BE it!" -- Dr. Frank N. Furter

"As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing left to us in a bad time." -- E.B.White

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." -- Kurt Vonnegut

"The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom is Courage." -- Thucydides

"Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable." -- Theodore N. Vail

"Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't." -- Richard Bach, Illusions

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world." -- Helen Keller

"There is just one life for each of us: our own." -- Euripides

"When the first living thing existed, I was there, waiting. When the last living thing dies, my job will be finished. I'll put the chairs on the tables, turn out the lights, and lock the universe behind me as I leave." -- Death, of the Endless

"Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him." -- James Allen

"There seemed to be endless obstacles . . . it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear." -- Joanna Field

"The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: Not merely to grasp the world, but to change it." -- Colin Wilson

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." -- Mark Twain

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