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To write is to crystallize thought. --Penny Gardner

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. --Bertrand Russell

Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help. –Alex Haley

Slow and steady wins the race. --Aesop, The Hare and the Tortoise

We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.” –Mao Tse-Tung

It's never the wrong time to call on Toad. Early of late he's always the same fellow. Always good-tempered, always glad to see you, always sorry when you go! --Kenneth Graham

A Nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. --Cheyenne Proverb

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.  ~Abraham Lincoln

We can't all be Washingtons, but we can all be patriots.  ~Charles F. Browne

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  ~Benjamin Franklin

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.  ~Theodore Roosevelt

America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live. --Jane Addams

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. --Robert Lewis Stevenson

The stars are the jewels of the night and perchance surpass anything which day has to show. --Henry David Thoreau

The stars hang bright above, silent, as if they watched the sleeping earth. --Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the Universe to do. --Galileo Galilei

There is no easy way to the stars from the earth. Non est ad astra mollis e terris via. --Seneca
We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the earth. --William Anders, Apollo 8

As we got further and further away, it [the Earth] diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man. --James B. Irwin, Apollo 15

The world itself looks cleaner and so much more beautiful. Maybe we can make it that way...by giving everybody that new perspective from out in space. --Roger B. Chaffee

To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold--brothers who know now they are truly brother. --Archibald Mac Leish

The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. --Helen Keller

Space, says the introduction to the guide, is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind bogglingly big it is. And so on. --from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. –Theodore Roosevelt

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. –Thornton Wilder

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. –Cicero

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. –Seneca

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. --Aesop

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. --Chinese Proverb

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. –Garrison Keillor

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps …means a little bit more.” –Dr. Seuss, from How the Grinch Stole Christmas

It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts. –Ella Fitzgerald

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. –Booker T. Washington

When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot. –Larry Lujack

I find humming is very useful. –Elvis Costello

Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. –Albert Einstein

Now I look beyond what I can’t do and focus on what I CAN. –Robert M. Hensel

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. Helen Keller

When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. –Helen Keller

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. –Helen Keller

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. –Helen Keller

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. –Helen Keller

It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. –J. K. Rowling in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have. –John C. Maxwell

A community that excludes even one of its members is no community at all. –Dan Wilkins

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. –Henry Van Dyke

Fall seven times; stand up eight. –Japanese proverb

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. –Frederick Douglass

Treat people as though they are what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being. –Goethe

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up. –Jesse Jackson

Math is like love—a simple idea but it can get complicated. --unknown

I never did very well in math—I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally. –Calvin Trillin

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. –Albert Einstein

Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head. –Carl Sandburg

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. –S. Gudder

Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics. –Dean Schlicter

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes. –Mickey Mouse

Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean. –Christopher Reeve

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. --Abe Lincoln

A person’s a person, no matter how small.--Dr. Suess