There is only one thing worse than being talked about and that is not being talked about.
Oscar Wilde

Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Love is so short and forgetting is so long.
Pablo Neruda

Young people nowadays love luxury; they have bad manners and contempt for authority. They show disrespect for old people... contradict their parents, talk constantly in front of company, gobble their food and tyrannize their teachers.
Socrates 400 BC

It isn't where you come from, it's where you're going that counts.
Ella Fitzgerald

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.
Dalai Lama

Only dumb people try to impress smart people. Smart people just do what they do.
Chris Rock

Some people think of the glass as half full. Some people think of the glass as half empty. I think of the glass as too big.
George Carlin

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Lawrence J. Peter

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman

I think very few people are completely normal, really, deep down in their private lives.
Noel Coward

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart give yourself to it.

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
J.K. Rowling's Professor Dumbledore

If you can dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney

Slump? I ain't in no slump...I just ain't hitting.
Yogi Berra

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

A friend gathers all the pieces and gives them back in the right order.
Toni Morrison

And now... some words to inspire you from yours truly, Carol Weston:

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

You don't need friends who don't need you.

Nobody serious takes rumors seriously.

Not everything that pops into your head should leap from your lips.

Seize the day...squeeze the moment.

Don't get overwhelmed. Get started.

Better to make choices than take chances.

If you won't be you...who will?

If you want to make waves, you can't expect smooth sailing.

Falling in love is fun. Stepping in is wise.

Love isn't just a noun. It's also a verb.

Hold on to the person; let go of the grudge.

Sometimes saying no to someone else is saying yes to yourself.

When opportunity knocks, have your shoes on.

The bottom line is important, but so is the rest of the page.

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