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Waste no time

Waste no time debating what a good person should be. Be one. 

~ Marcus Aurelius

A second time

Never travel to any road a second time. 

~ Ibn Batthtah

If we are afraid to be different

If we are afraid to be different from the world, how can we make a difference in the world?

~ Rev. John Jenkins, President of Notre Dame University


Our chief want

Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can. 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must

If we can we must.

~ A. E. Housman

When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. 

~ Viktor Frankl

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.

~ Georg Lichtenberg

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.
~ Albert Einstein

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

~ Nelson Mandela

You have not converted a man just because you have silenced him.
~ John Morley

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.

~ Albert Einstein

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.

~ Gandhi

I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral. Failure to distinguish clearly between the two is ruinous. Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future. Preserve substance; modify form; know the difference. The closest thing to a law of nature in business is that form has an affinity for expense, while substance has an affinity for income.

~ Dee Hock

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world. 

~ Jane Addams

It is never to late to be what you might have been.

~ George Eliot (pen name of Mary Anne Evans)

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. 

So it goes. 

Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. 

~ Wendell Berry

The greatest and most important problems in life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.

~ Carl Jung