Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. -Marianne Williamson
When I pass from this world and stand before the heavenly tribunal, they will not ask me, “Zusha, why were you not Moses or Abraham?” They will ask me, “Zusha, why were you not Zusha?” -Reb Zusha of Hanipoli
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. -Mohandas Gandhi
Pray as if everything depends on God, but act as if everything depends on you. -Abraham Joshua Heschel
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence — it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. -Audre Lorde
[Sh]e who has a why to live can bear almost any how. -Friedrich Nietzsche (in honor of Elissa Froman)
But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard . . . -John F. Kennedy Jr.
The true test of our devotion to freedom is just beginning. I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after a climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended. -Nelson Mandela
I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults. -Molly Ivins