"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love"

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars"
-Og Mandino

"Poverty cannot deprive us of many consolations. It cannot rob us of the affection we have for each other, or degrade us in our own opinion, of in that of any person, whose opinion we ought to value"
-Ann Radcliffe

"Chase after truth like hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails"
-Clarence Darrow

"Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago"
-Horace Mann

"It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him"
-Abraham Lincoln

"Say not, 'I have found the truth', but rather, 'I have found a truth'."
-Kahlil Gibran

"I think people don't place a high enough value on how much they are nurtured by doing whatever it is that totally absorbs them"
-Jean Shinoda Bolen

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change"
-Charles Darwin

"The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams"
-Og Mandino

"It never hurts to ask. Unless you ask for hurt"
-Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

"If you want to see the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain"

"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are"
-Kurt Cobain

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval”

“Knowledge is power”

"Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for"
-Earl Warren

"It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time"
-Sir Winston Churchill

"Every day above ground is a good day"

"Fortune favors the brave"

"Nothing is worth more than this day"
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age"

"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it"
-W. Somerset Maugham

"Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it - what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellowmen. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone"
-Carlos Castaneda

"A good End cannot sanctifie evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it"
-William Penn

"It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees"
-Emiliano Zapata

"It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible"
-Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song"
-Chinese Proverb

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful, never let other people spend it for you"
-Carl Sandburg

"Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life"
-Adele Brookman