by Barbara Jean

 

 
 Famous Quotations


      "Adventure is worthwhile in itself."
    
                                                                                   - Amelia Earhart

Famous Quotes:

  
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These famous quotes deserve a special measure of respect.  They are from 
people who have learned many of life's lessons and have passed them on.  Most 
of these famous people have gained stature either by their position or by some
great accomplishment.  They carried with them a desire to be of service and 
gave the best they had.  As a result, we remember them and their quotes.  
 

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I will persist.  I will always take another step.  If that is of no avail
        I will take another, and yet another.
                                                                       - Og Mandino
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I would rather be ashes than dust!   I would rather that my spark 
       should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by
       dry rot.  

       I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me
       in magnificent glow, then a sleepy and permanent planet.

       The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.  I shall not
       waste my days in trying to prolong them.  I shall use my time.

                                                                             - Jack London
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A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
                                                                       - Oliver Wendell Holmes
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A light heart lives long.
                                                                   - William Shakespeare
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 When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle
       is wrought in our life or the life of another.
                                                                       - Helen Keller
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Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, 
        and a touch that never hurts.
                                                                       - Charles Dickens
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Never leave that 'til tomorrow which you can do today.
                                                                       - Benjamin Franklin 
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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
                                                                       - Robert F. Kennedy  
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An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist 
       sees a calamity in every opportunity.
                                                                       - Winston Churchill
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There was never  a person who did anything worth doing
     that he did not receive more than he gave.
                                                                       - Henry Ward Beecher 
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I am always doing that which I cannot in order that I may 
     learn how to do it.
                                                                        - Pablo Picasso 
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All glory comes from daring to begin.
                                                                -  William Shakespeare

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Imagination is more important than knowledge.
                                                                                   - Albert Einstein
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Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a 
       day in your life.
                                                                                          - Confucius
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To me every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably
       perfect miracle.
                                                                                   - Walt Whitman
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If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
                                                                                  - Benjamin Franklin
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Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
                                                                                   - Henry David Thoreau
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The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high
      and we miss it, but we aim too low and reach it.
                                                                             - Michelangelo
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Hope lies in dreams in one's imagination and in the courage of
      those who dare to make dreams into reality.
                                                                             - Jonas Salk
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If things do not turn out as we wish, we shall wish for them to 
      turn out as they do.
                                                                                      - Aristotle
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Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.  
                                                                          - Robert Louis Stevenson
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The best portion of a good man's life is his little nameless, 
       unencumbered acts of kindness and of love. 
                                                                               - Wordsworth
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The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward 
        success.
                                                                             - Henry Ward Beecher
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Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
                                                                                        - Abraham Lincoln
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Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality
      that guarantees all others.
                                                                                      - Winston Churchill
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I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded
       is a step forward.
                                                                                        - Thomas Edison
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There is nothing brilliant or outstanding in my record, except
        perhaps this one thing.  I do the things I believe ought to be
        done.  And when I make up my mind to do a thing, I act.
                                                                                  - Theodore Roosevelt
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It's never too late to be what you might have been.
  
                                                                                            - George Elliot
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There aren't any rules around here.  We're trying to accomplish
        something.
                                                                                         - Thomas Edison
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The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.
   
                                                                                - John Greenleaf Whittier

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 No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to 
       anyone else.
                                                                                         - Charles Dickens
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Genius is eternal patience.
                                                                                     - Michelangelo
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If there is one thing I would banish from earth, it is fear.  And 
      the only way to do that is to see that there is nothing to fear - 
      nothing in all of life to be afraid of.
                                                                                            - Henry Ford
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Security isn't what the wise person looks for - it's opportunity.
                                                                                       - Earl Nightingale
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Men do not stumble over mountains, but over mole hills.
                                                                                        - Confucius
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He who is of a calm and happy nature, will hardly feel the 
       pressure of age.
                                                                                            - Plato
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The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved
       for yourself.
                                                                                    - Victor Hugo
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Courage is not the lack of fear, absence of fear, it is mastery 
       of fear, control of fear.
                                                                                    - Mark Twain
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A man is what he thinks of all day long.
                                                                            - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
                                                                                      - Albert Einstein
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The simplest and shortest ethical precept is to be served by 
       others as little as possible, and to serve others as much
       as possible.
                                                                                    - Leo Tolstoy
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I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
                                                                               
  - Walt Whitman
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A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
                                                                             - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
                                                                               -Thomas Jefferson
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I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know; the 
        only ones among you who will be really happy are those who
        will have sought and found how to serve.
                                                                                     - Dr. Albert Schweitzer
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In all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
                                                                 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.
                                                                                              - George Eliot
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Famous Quotes and Sayings:

We are all here for a spell.  Get all the good laughs you can.
                                                                                          - Will Rogers
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Whatever kind of word thou speakest, the like shall thou hear.
                                                                               - The Greek Anthology
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 Life has to be lived.  That's all there is to it.
                                                                                     - Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it 
        the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
                                                                                         - Napoleon Hill
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We are all called upon to do small things with great love.
                                                                                       - Mother Teresa
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So much has been given to me, I have not time to ponder over
         that which has been denied.
                                                                                          - Helen Keller 
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We have nothing to fear but fear itself.
                                                                               - Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Little minds are subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise
        above them.
                                                                               - Washington Irving
 
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 The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand as
        in what  direction we are moving.

                                                                         - Oliver Wendell Holmes
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The longest journey starts with a single step.
                                                                                          - Lao Tse
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Honesty is the 1st chapter in the book of wisdom.
                                                                         - Thomas Jefferson
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No one can take away my freedom to choose how I will react.
                                                                                 - Victor Frankl
 
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Only a life lived for others is the life worthwhile.
                                                                                     -
Albert  Einstein
 
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A place for everything and everything in its place.
                                                                                        - Ben Franklin
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The beginning is the most important part of the work.
                                                                                            - Plato
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Lord, grant that I might always desire more than I can
        accomplish.
                                                                                     - Michaelangelo
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Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had 
       all other goods.
                                                                                             - Aristotle
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Famous Quotations:

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance,
        but to do what lies clearly at hand.
                                                                                    - Thomas Carlyle
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I expect to pass through life but once.
     If therefore, there be any kindness I can show,

Or any good thing I can do to any fellow being,
     Let me do it now, as I shall not pass this way again.
                                                                                       - William Penn
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Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
                                                                             - Hans Christian Anderson 
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      These famous people found a way to respond to the needs of others just
as we can.   These people looked for someone to help - for ways to make
things a little easier or happier for others.  Through these quotes they are
teaching us to aspire to live worthwhile lives, fulfilled lives. We hope these
famous quotes were an inspiration to you.


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