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What makes you come alive

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

~ Howard Thurman

Think wrongly

Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself.

~ Louisa May Alcott

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


I was different

I was motivated to be different in part because I was different. 

~ Donna Brazile

Be daring, be different, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers…
~ Cecil Beaton

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.

~ Abraham Lincoln 

The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.

~ Erasmus

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
~ Dr. Seuss


Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I now believe this without question: Income, position, the opinions of one’s friends, the judgments of one’s peers, and all the other traditional criteria by which human beings are judged are for the birds. The only question is — can you hang on through the crap they throw at you and not lose your freedom or your good sense.

~ James Michener

These people looked deep within my soul and assigned me a number based on the order in which I joined.

~ Homer Simpson, regarding his membership in a fraternity; Matt Groening, creator