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“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” ~ John F. Kennedy

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“Nations do not die from invasion; they die from internal rottenness.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

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“Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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“One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.” ~ Robert Kennedy

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“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

 

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“A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.” ~ Christopher Reeve

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“No government can help the destinies of people who insist in putting sectional and class consciousness ahead of general weal.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

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“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ~ Lao Tzu

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“There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight.” ~ Vaclav Havel

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“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
~ Christopher Reeve

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“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

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“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
~ Desmond Tutu

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“Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.”
~ Gerard Way

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“An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.”
~ Lydia M. Child

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“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” ~ Ed Cunningham

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“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“There is no envy, jealousy, or hatred between the different colors of the rainbow. And no fear either. Because each one exists to make the others’ love more beautiful.” ~ Aberjhani

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“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.”
~ Herman Wouk

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“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” ~ John Wooden

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“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

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“It’s always wrong to hate, but it’s never wrong to love.” ~ Lady Gaga

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“Knowledge -— that is, education in its true sense -— is our best protection against unreasoning prejudice and panic-making fear, whether engendered by special interest, illiberal minorities, or panic-stricken leaders.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” ~ Harry S. Truman

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“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“The magic of America is that we’re a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom.” ~ Madeleine Albright

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“We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

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“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” ~ John F. Kennedy

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“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

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“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” ~ Martin Luther King

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“Be yourself, fill your life with good people, and don’t get a big head. It can all be gone tomorrow.” ~ Molly Sims

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

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“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

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