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“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.”
~ Sidney Sheldon

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”Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” ~ Mary Roach

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 “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” ~ Maya Angelou

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 “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”~ Unknown

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“Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.”
~ Roy T. Bennett

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Saturday, May 15

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“Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.” ~ Lillian Gordy Carter

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“Being in love is the worst. I mean it’s the best, but it’s so hard and scary to open your heart to someone.” ~ Amy Poehler

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“Love is friendship set on fire.” ~ Jeremy Taylor

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“Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld

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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” ~ Maya Angelou

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 “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” ~ Maya Angelou

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“Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish.” ~ Michelle Obama

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“Well-behaved women rarely make history.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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“A girl should be two things. WHO and WHAT she wants.” ~ Coco Chanel

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“Amazing things happen when women help other women.” ~ Kasia Gospos

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“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” ~ Maya Angelou

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“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
~ Muhammad Ali

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“There’s nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back.”
~ Billy Martin

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“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
Charles Dickens

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“History has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” ~ Michelle Obama

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“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” ~ George Washington Carver

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“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.” ~ Maya Angelou

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“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” ~ Thurgood Marshall

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“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ~ Maya Angelou

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“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” ~ Muhammad Ali

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“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ~ William Shakespeare

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“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

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“Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life—and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.” ~ Dean Koontz

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“If you meet 29th February, think of a distinctive footprint. If you meet 29th February, think of something unique for it is the only day that defines a year as a leap year. It is the only day that makes February truly unique. If you meet 29th February, live and leave a distinctive footprint for you shall seldom meet such a day.” ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

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“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ~ J.K. Rowling

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“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” ~ Jack London

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“Won’t it be wonderful when black history and Native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.” ~ Maya Angelou

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“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.” ~ Nido Qubein

 

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“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” ~ Robert H. Schuller

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“One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.” ~ Sophocles

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“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
~ Meister Eckhart

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“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” ~ Maya Angelou

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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” ~ John 15:13

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“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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“To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.”
~ Richard Branson

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“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ~ Maya Angelou

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“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ~ Christopher Reeve

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“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
~ Robert Frost

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“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” ~ Erma Bombeck

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“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” ~ Arthur Rubinstein

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“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember
that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
~ Epicurus

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“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
~  Maya Angelou 

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“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” ~ W. Clement Stone

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