What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other? -George Eliot
We are a landscape of all we have seen. -Isamu Noguchi
They who, when called upon to speak a disagreeable truth, tells it boldly and has done, is both bolder and milder than they who nibbles in a low voice and never ceases nibbling. -Johann Kaspar
Do you wish the world were happy?
Then remember day by day,
Just to scatter seeds of kindness
As you pass along the way.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“Somewhere Inside all of us is the Power to Change the World.” – Roald Dahl
My mother used to tell me — she would tell my sister — my mother would look at me and she’d say, “Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.” And that’s why breaking those barriers is worth it. As much as anything else, it is also to create that path for those who will come after us. -Kamala Harris
A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity. -Eleanor Roosevelt
We must learn to honor excellence in every socially accepted human activity, however humble the activity, and to scorn shoddiness, however exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society that scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. -John W. Gardner
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. -H.G. Wells
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age. -Sophia Loren