Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

“Fear sometimes stops you from doing stupid things. But it can also stop you from doing creative or exciting or experimental things. It can cloud your judgment of others, and lead to all kinds of evil. The control and understanding of our personal fears is one of the most important undertakings in our life.”

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

“When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they’ll remember and be kind to someone else. And it’ll become like a wildfire.”

Aesop

Aesop

“Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.”

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”

John Green

John Green

“You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but A Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile.”

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

“When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality.”

Martha Beck

Martha Beck

“The power to bring me out of solitude – or to push me back into it – had never belonged to another person. It was mine and only mine.”

Aristotle

Aristotle

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

Rosalynn Carter

Rosalynn Carter

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but where they ought to be.”

Joseph Joubert

Joseph Joubert

“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.”

Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk

“On a long enough timeline. The survival rate for everyone drops to zero.”

Ann Richards

Ann Richards

“I believe in recovery, and I believe that as a role model I have the responsibility to let young people know that you can make a mistake and come back from it.”

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

“I’m sure a lot of you had this experience when you’re changing. You’re growing as a person and people tend to treat you like you were 18 months ago, and it’s really frustrating sometimes when you’re growing up and you’re more capable. It’s the same thing with a company and the press. The press is going to have a lag time. The best thing we can do about the press is embrace them and do the best thing we can to educate them about our strategy. But to keep our eye on the prize, that is turning out some great products. the press and the stock prize will take care of themselves.”

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton

“True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.”

Bell Hooks

Bell Hooks

“Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books.”

Robin Norwood

Robin Norwood

“Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.”

Gordon Atkinson

Gordon Atkinson

“God, I don�t have great faith, but I can be faithful. My belief in you may be seasonal, but my faithfulness will not. I will follow in the way of Christ. I will act as though my life and the lives of others matter. I will love. I have no greater gift to offer than my life. Take it.”

Nancy Spain

Nancy Spain

“There are people whom one loves immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“To say the least, a town life makes one more tolerant and liberal in one’s judgement of others.”

Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz

“Humility is no substitute for a good personality.”

Jacques Maritain

Jacques Maritain

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”

Horace Mann

Horace Mann

“Do not think of knocking out another person’s brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.”

Rebecca West

Rebecca West

“There was a definite process by which one made people into friends, and it involved talking to them and listening to them for hours at a time.”

William Ernest Hocking

William Ernest Hocking

“We cannot swing up on a rope that is attached only to our own belt.”

Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

“Feelings are like toes! They have to breathe free or they’ll stink to high heaven!”

Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield

“Whatever you do, do it to the purpose; do it thoroughly, not superficially. Go to the bottom of things. Any thing half done, or half known, is in my mind, neither done nor known at all. Nay, worse, for it often misleads.”

George Burns

George Burns

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

“It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.”