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Favorite Quotes

 

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

~Harper Lee

 

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

A kindness is never wasted

~Aesop

 

I long to be out in the sun with no work to be done.

~Irving Berlin

 

What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.

~Pablo Picasso

 

Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.

~Aldous Huxley

 

With great power…comes great need to take a nap.

~Rick Riordan

 

Don't learn to do, but learn in doing.

~Samuel Butler

 

A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

~George Bernard Shaw

 

Things don't have to change the world to be important.

~Steve Jobs

 

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.

~Toni Morrison

 

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

~Vince Lombardi

 

To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.

~Gelett Burgess

 

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

~Peter Ustinov

 

About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.

~Gloria Pitzer

 

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

~Henry Ford

 

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humor.

~Charles Dickens

 

Well done is better than well said.

~Benjamin Franklin

 

A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

~Mahatma Gandhi

 

I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.

~Emma Stone

 

If you're creating anything at all, it's really dangerous to care what other people think.

~Kristin Wiig

 

A lot of my life happened in great, wonderful bursts of good fortune, and then I would race to be worthy of it.

~Julie Andrews

 

My glass of wine and I are besties.

~Mila Kunis

 

If I was going to be a princess, I would be a warrior princess.

~Emma Watson

 

Nobody got anything great by playing it safe.

~Shonda Rhimes

 

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.

~Melinda Gates

 

Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.

~Tina Fey

 

The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.

~ Diane Von Furstenberg

 

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

~Thomas Edison

 

Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today.

~Jerry Spinelli

 

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.

~Charles Dickens 

 

This may sound pompous, but I prefer to die standing up than live on my knees.

~Stephanie Charbonnier

 

I feel the same way about clothes as I do food. I want everything.

~Mindy Kaling

 

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

~James Joyce

 

Don't suppress what makes you different – it will ultimately set you apart.

~Candace Nelson

 

If you can dance and be free and not embarrased you can rule the world.

~Amy Poehler

 

Real women are all shapes and sizes, all ethnicities, all levels of brave. 

~Daisy Ridley

 

We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.

~J.K. Rowling

 

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking don't settle. 

~Steve Jobs

 

Don't think. Get out of your head. Stop planning and just go.

~Amy Poehler

 

The world is full of wonerful things you haven't seen.

~J.K. Rowlings

 

Strong women get things done.

~Gabby Giffords

 

I am learning every day to allow the space where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.

~Tracee Ellis Ross

 

There is some good in the world, and it is worth fighting for.

~J.R.R Tolkien

 

It always seems impossible until it's done.

~Nelson Mandela

 

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time and you would achieve nothing. 

~Margaret Thatcher

 

Food is about memories. It's rich and messy and anarchic – much like life.

~Nigella Lawsom

 

You have to love you, and if you don't no one else will. And if you do love you, people will see that and they'll love you too.

~Serena Williams

 

You can't change the music of your soul. 

~Katharine Hepburn

 

Bravery is acknowledging your fear and doing it anyway.

~Cheryl Strayed

 

Trying to do it all and expecting that it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment.   Perfection is the enemy.

~Sheryl Sandberg

 

Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.

~J.K. Rowling

 

Above all, be the herione of your life, not the victim.

~Nora Ephron

 

All serious daring starts from within.

~Eudora Welty

 

Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil check. But that is not what I have found. I have found it is small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.

~J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

~Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. 

~Vincent Van Gogh

 

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.

~Oscar Wilde

 

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self.

~Aldous Huxley

 

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words deminish them.

~Stephen King

 

I don't want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.

~Emma Watson

 

Stay true to what makes you different. As long as you're unique, you're irreplaceable.

~Olivia Wilde

 

Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset.

~Joss Whedon

 

Work hard. Every day is a new opportunity to be better.

~Misty Copeland

 

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.

~Vince Lombardi

 

Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.

~J.K. Rowling

 

Leadership isn't really about being in charge… It's about using your place at the table and not always minding your manners.

~Mae Jemison

 

I encourage women to step up. Don't wait for somebody to ask you.

~Reese Witherspoon

 

I had learned early in life that if you want something, you had better make some noise.

~Malcom X

 

The freedom we are looking for is the freedom to be ourselves, to express ourselves.

~Don Miguel Ruiz

 

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.

~Horace Mann

 

The function of freedom is to free someone else. 

~Toni Morrison

 

There is always time to make right what is wrong.

~Susan Griffin

 

Freedom is never given; it is won.

~Philip Randolph

 

Until we are all free, we are none of us free.

~Emma Lazarus

 

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. 

~Khalil Gibran

 

They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.

~Mexican Proverb

 

Liberty for all; chains for none.

~Frederick Douglass

 

We cannot be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

 

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.

~Malcom X

 

Men must not only know, they must act.

W.E.B. Dubois

 

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

 

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of that old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

 

The artist must elect to fight for freedom or slavery. I have made my choice. I had no alternative.

~Paul Robeson

 

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

~Mahatma Gandhi

 

The process of democracy is one of change. Our laws are not frozen into immutable form, they are constantly in the process of revision in response to the needs of a changing society.

~Justice Thurgood Marshall

 

Everyone wants a voice in human freedom. There’s a fire burning inside of all of us.

~Lech Walesa

 

Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.

~Cornel West

 

If you join a fight for social justice you may win or lose, but just by being part of the struggle, you win, and your life will be better for it.

~Howard Zinn

 

You lose nothing when fighting for a cause. . . . In my mind the losers are those who don’t have a cause they care about.

~Muhammed Ali

 

It’s time for those of us who have a voice to speak out for life, for love and for justice […]

~Chaka Khan

 

When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.

~Bayard Rustin

 

The new definition of freedom today is self-determination.

~John Hope Bryant