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There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
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Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it
takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
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What I'm looking for is not out there, it is in me.
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Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come
tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere;
and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain
something beautiful is ever lost.
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Happiness is the final and perfect fruit of obedience to the laws of life.
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To keep our faces toward change, and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is
strength undefeatable.
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Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into light.
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The world is not moved only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate
of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
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When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in
the life of another.
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Once I knew only darkness and stillness. My life was without past or future. But a little word
from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness and my heart leaped
to the rapture of living.
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If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin
of human thought.
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Life is a succesion of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
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I wonder what becomes of lost opportunities? Perhaps our guardian angel gathers them up as
we drop them, and will give them back to us in the beautiful sometime when we have grown
wiser, and learned how to use them rightly.
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The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for
ourselves.
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We need limitations and temptations to open our inner selves, dispel our ignorance, tear off
disguises, throw down old idols, and destroy false standards. Only by such rude awakenings
can we be led to dwell in a place where we are less cramped, less hindered by the
ever-insistent External.
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Change: a bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.
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It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the evil, because by making people
neglectful it lets in disaster. There is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference.
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The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.
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If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone. I should seek
in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I
should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to
fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape
a misery worse than any physical deprivation.
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I thank God for my handicaps. For through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.
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Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought. Strike against manufacturing
shrapnel and gas bombs and all other tools of murder. Strike against preparedness that means
death and misery to millions of human beings. Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of
destruction. Be heroes in an army of construction.
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Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them
teach you patience, sweetness, insight.
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Knowledge is love and light and vision.
Helen Keller

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