When you are not physically starving, you have the luxury to realize psychic and emotional starvation.Cherrie Moraga
Those who would deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.Abraham Lincoln
It may seem to your conceited to suppose that you can do anything important toward improving the lot of mankind. But this is a fallacy. You must believe that you can help bring about a better world. A good society is produced only by good individuals, just as truly as a majority in a presidential election is produced by the votes of single electors. Everybody can do something toward creating in his own environment kindly feelings rather than anger, reasonableness rather than hysteria, happiness rather than misery.Bertrand Russell
You have to expect things of yourself before you do them.Michael Jordan
As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.John Lancaster Spalding
Those who have the command of the arms in a country are masters of the state, and have it in their power to make what revolutions they please. Thus, there is no end to observations on the difference between the measures likely to be pursued by a minister backed by a standing army, and those of a court awed by the fear of an armed people.Aristotle
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia--to mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.