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"Love means each person is free to follow his or her own heart"~Melody Beattie


"The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we dont know what to do"~John Holt


"I'm not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship"~Helen Keller


"You will find as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you have truly lived, are the moments when you have done things in the sprit of love"~Henry Drummond


"Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes...just be an illusion"~Javan


"The hardest of all is learnig to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do."~Nan Fairbother


"Live life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal other people's souls"~Melody Beattie


"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact"~William James


"The road to a friend's house is never long"~Danish Proverb


"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same"~Elbert Hubbard


"Friends are treasures"~Horace Bruns


"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast many would your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind"~Buddha


"I wish they could only take me as I am"~Vincent Van Gogh


"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving"~Amy Carmichael


"If you can't return a favor, pass it on"~Louise Brown


"The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are all loved."~Victor Hugo


"What we do for ourselfs dies with us. what we do for other and the world remains and is immortal"~Albert Pine


"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family"~Anthony Brandt


"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved-loved for ourselves or rather, loved in spite of ourselves"~Victor Hugo


"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal"~Hannah Moore


"The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it"~william Jones


"Of all the words of tongue or pen, the saddest are those...it might have been"~John Greenleaf Whittier
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive of hate; only love can do that"~Martin Luther King Jr.


"The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears"~John Vance Cheney


"Your heart is not living intil it has experienced pain.....the pain of love breaks open the heart, even if it is as hard as a rock"~Hazret Inayat Khan


"Without a struggle, there can be no progress"~Fredrick Douglass


"Live as if you were to die tommorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"~Mahatma Gandhi


"In three words I can sum up everything in life I've learned about life--it goes on"~Robert Frost


"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain"~Dolly Parton


"They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourselves"~Andy Warhol


"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthed , ambition inspired, and sucess achived"~Helen Keller


"The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live"~Joan Borysenko


"No pessiment ever discovers the secert of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit"~Helen Keller


"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses"~Ziggy


"Who am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle"~Lewis Carroll


"You have to be yourself. Be very honest about who and what you are. And if people still like you, that's fine. If they dont, thats their problem"~Sting


"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could;some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget tem as soon as you can. Tommorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenly, and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your own nonsense"~Ralph Waldo Emerson


"The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best you can become"~Harold Taylor


"Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was"~Ricard L. Evans


"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well"~Josh Billings


"Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outwieghing your concern for yourself"~John MacNaughton


"The purpose of life is a life of purpose"~Robert Byrne


"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps"~Davis Lloyd George


"Love is a fruit in season at all time, and within reach of every hand"~Mother Teresea


"Love is not what we become, but what we already are"~Stephen Levine


"Nothing spoils the taste of peanut butter like unrequited love"~Charlie Brown from Peanuts by Charles Schulz


"Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real"~Iris Murdoch


"If our love is only a will to progress, it is not love"~Thich Nhat Hanh


"Each friend repreasents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born"~Anais Nin


"True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides the evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island....to find one real friend in a lifetime is a good fortune; to keep him is a blessing"~Baltasar Gracian


"Hold a friends hand through the times of trial, Let her find love thrgh a hug and a smile, But also know when it is time to let go--, For each and every one of us must learn to grow"~Sharon A. Heilbrunn


"One kind world can warm three winter months"~Japanse Proverb


"Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy"~Julia Carney


"Make yourself a blessing to someone. Your kind of smile or pat on the back just might pull someone back from the edge."~Carmelia Elliot


"You never lose by loving. You alwaylose by holding back."~Barbara De Angelis


"It's all right letitng yourself go, as long as you get yourself back"~Mick Jagger


"Truelyoving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood."~Karen Casey


"If you judge people. you have no time to love them"~Mother Thersea


"It takes a lot of understanding, time, and trust to gain a close friednship with someone. As I approach a time of my life of complete uncertainity, my friends are my most important asset."~Erynn Miller, age 18


"All you need is love"~John Lennon


:"Enjoy yourself. These are the good old days you're going to miss in the years ahead."~Unknown


"She never once gave up. My mom is my hero"~Kimberly Ann Brand


"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it"~Mark Twian


"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do"~Epictetus


"There are always two chioces, two paths to take. And it only reward it that it's easy"~Unknown


"The greatsest gift is a protion of thyself"~Ralph Waldo Emerson


"If God can work though me, he can work through anyone"~St.Francis of Assisi


"Peace, like charity, begins at home"~Unknown


"Kindness in words creates confidence, Kindness in thinking creates profoundness, Kindess in giving creates love"~Lao-tzu


"Be kind, for everyone ou meet is fighting a harder battle."~Plato


"To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousadn heads bowing in prayer"~Gandhi


"You never know what happiness a simple act of kindness will bring about"~Bree Abel


"What's important in life is how we treat each other."~Hana Ivanhoe, age 15.


"I sought my soul-But my soul I could not see. I sought my God-But my God eluded me. I sought my brother-And I found all three."~Unknown


"The more we know the better we forgive. Whoever feels deeply, feels for all who live"~Madame de Stael


"When it comes down to it, we all just want to be loved."Jamie Yellin, age 14.


"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it."~Mark Twain


"Experience; that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my god, you do learn"~CS Lewis


"There are high spots in all of our lives, and most of them come about through encourage ment from someone else"~George Adams


"In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strenght to continue and endue"~Heart Warrior Chosa


"Shared joy in double joy. Shared sorrow is half sorrow."~Swedish Proverb


"The words "I am..." are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you"~AL Kitselman


"You gain strength, courage and confindence by every experience by which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself,"I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along"~Elanor Roosevelt


"The journey in between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the sance of life really takes place."~Barbara De Angelis


"Great opportunies to help others seldom come, but the small ones surround us every day"~Sally Koch


"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from theselves"~James M. Barrie


"You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?"~Rumi


"Having a deam isnt stupid, Norm. It's not having a dream thats stupid"~Cliff Clavin, Cheers


"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it"~Helen Keller


"If you dont daydream and kind of plan things out in yourimagination, you never get there. So you have to start someplace"~Robert DuVall


"Knowlegde is love and light and vision"~Helen Keller


"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I dont believe in circumsatnces. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances thney want, if they cant find them, they make them"~Geogre Bernard Shaw


"From what we get we can make living, what we give, however, makes a life"~Arthur Ashe


"Face the thing you fear, and you do away with that fear."~Unknown


"Whatever you are doing, love yourslef for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it"~Thadeus Golas


"The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us"~Alcoholics Anonymous

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