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 “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”

     -Albert Einstein

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.”

     -Alexander Pope

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”

 -Winston Churchill

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”

     -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.”

-Charles Kettering

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“All men who Feel any power of joy in battle know what it is like when the wolf rises in the heart.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”

-Peter Pan

“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.”

-Calvin Coolidge

“Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.”

—VIDA D. SCUDDER

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.

—WOODROW WILSON

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“I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.”

—BISHOP DESMOND TUTU, South African cleric and activist

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”

—BILL GATES

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

—MALCOLM X

There’s no difference between a pessimist who says, “Oh, it’s hopeless, so don’t bother doing anything,” and an optimist who says, “Don’t bother doing anything, it’s going to turn out fine anyway.” Either way, nothing happens.

—YVON CHOUINARD, founder of Patagonia

You have comfort. You don’t have luxury. And don’t tell me that money plays a part. The luxury I advocate has nothing to do with money. It cannot be bought. It is the reward of those who have no fear of discomfort.

—JEAN COCTEAU, French poet, novelist, boxing manager, and filmmaker, whose collaborations were the inspiration for the term “surrealism”

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“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

—GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.”

—WILLIAM OF OCCAM (1300–1350), originator of “Occam’s Razor”

“There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.”

—RALPH WALDO EMERSON

“Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.”

—RALPH CHARELL

“People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don’t realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.”

CALVIN, from Calvin and Hobbes

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