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April
  1. Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: The last of his freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
      -- Viktor E. Frankl, from Man's Search for Meaning

  2. To see things in the seed, that is genius.
      -- Lao-tzu

  3. The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man takes everything either as a blessing or a curse.
      -- Don Juan

  4. Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
      -- Aldous Huxley

  5. That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
      -- William Wordsworth

  6. Love cures people -- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
      -- Dr. Karl Menninger

  7. You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face . . . You must do the thing you cannot do.
      -- Eleanor Roosevelt

  8. It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.
      -- Mahatma Gandhi

  9. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, not touched . . . but are felt in the heart.
      -- Helen Keller

  10. If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.
      -- Christopher Morley

  11. The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
      -- Benjamin Franklin

  12. Those who wish to sing always find a song.
      -- Swedish proverb

  13. Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
      -- Abraham Lincoln

  14. And life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
      -- Grandma Moses

  15. A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
      -- Hugh Downs

  16. It is the habitual thought that frames itself into our life. It affects us even more than our intimate social relations do. Our confidential friends have not so much to do in shaping our lives as the thoughts which we harbor.
      -- J.W. Teal

  17. If you treat an individual as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
      -- Goethe

  18. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
      -- Pablo Picasso

  19. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
      -- Eleanor Roosevelt

  20. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
      -- Mark Twain

  21. It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  22. I think it [annoys God] if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
      -- Alice Walker

  23. Whoever performs only his duty is not doing his duty.
      -- Bahya ibn Pakuda

  24. "Why, what's happened to your tail?" Pooh said in surprise . . . . "Somebody must have taken it," said Eeyore. "How Like Them," he added, after a long silence.
      -- A.A. Milne, from Winnie-the-Pooh

  25. The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
      -- Helen Keller

  26. Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
      -- Napoleon Hill

  27. History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
      -- B.C. Forbes

  28. Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy-five and yet not ever truly to have lived.
      -- Martin Luther King Jr.

  29. The man who has no problems is out of the game.
      -- Elbert Hubbard

  30. We are all pencils in the hand of God.
      -- Mother Teresa


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