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I have little shame, no dignity - all in the name of a better cause.

— A.J. Jacobs

If you refuse to be made straight when you are green, you will not be made straight when you are dry.

— African Proverb

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me, there lay, an invincible summer.

— Albert Camus

If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time.

— Aldous Huxley

Make no judgements where you have no compassion.

— Anne McCaffrey

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.

— Arthur Miller

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

— Benjamin Franklin

Truth is outside of all patterns.

— Bruce Lee

Isolation is a self-defeating dream.

— Carlos Salinas de Gortari

There can be no progress without head-on confrontation.

— Christopher Hitchens

The mistake is thinking that there can be an antidote to the uncertainty.

— David Levithan

Resistance is useless.

— Doctor Who

Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way to come back a short distance correctly.

— Edward Albea

If you do not ask the right questions, you do not get the right answers.

— Edward Hodnett

Sincerity, even if it speaks with a stutter, will sound eloquent when inspired.

— Eiji Yoshikawa

Anger as soon as fed is dead -- tis starving makes it fat.

— Emily Dickinson

Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.

— Erma Bombeck

The Lᴏʀᴅ will fight for you while you keep silent.

— Exodus 14:14

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

By imposing too great a responsibility, or rather, all responsibility, on yourself, you crush yourself.

— Franz Kafka

We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.

— G.K. Chesterton

Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.

— George C. Lichtenberg

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.

— George Orwell

Intuition is more important to discovery than logic.

— Henri Poincare

Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.

— Herman Hesse

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.

— Hippocrates

Our biggest problems arise from the avoidance of smaller ones.

— James A. Lee Iacocca

In our quest for the answers of life we tend to make order out of chaos, and chaos out of order.

— Jeffrey Fry

If we knew each other's secrets, what comfort should we find.

— John Churton Collins

In my opinion, actual heroism, like actual love, is a messy, painful, vulnerable business.

— John Green

The master understands that the universe is forever out of control.

— Lao Tzu

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

— Leo Tolstoy

Stagnation is death. If you don't change, you die. It's that simple. It's that scary.

— Leonard Sweet

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.

— Lyndon Johnson

Fear has its uses but cowardice has none.

— Mahatma Ghandi

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

— Malachy McCourt

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.

— Mark Twain

Love is a willingless to sacrifice.

— Michael Novak

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.

— Mother Teresa

Conscience is the dog that can't bite, but never stops barking.

— Proverb

Let not a man guard his dignity but let his dignity guard him.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be here now.

— Ram Dass

The value of identity is that so often with it comes purpose.

— Richard R. Grant

Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.

— Robert Burns

Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within.

— Steven H. Coogler

In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.

— Steven H. Coogler

How weird was it to drive streets I knew so well. What a different perspective.

— Suzanne Vega

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

— Thomas Edison

Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.

— Thomas Fuller

Truth may sometimes hurt, but delusion harms.

— Vanna Bonta