Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

~Nelson Mandela
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I’d rather be a free spinster and paddle my own canoe.

~Louisa May Alcott
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I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.

~Rosalia de Castro
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Every drop in the ocean counts.

~Yoko Ono
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I have no children, I do not watch television, and I do not believe in God — all paths taken by mortals to make their lives easier. Children help us to defer the painful task of confronting ourselves, and grandchildren take over from them. Television distracts us from the onerous necessity of finding projects to construct in the vacuity of our frivolous lives: by beguiling our eyes, television releases our mind from the great work of making meaning. Finally, God appeases our animal fears and the unbearable prospect that someday all our pleasures will cease.

~Muriel Barbery (The Elegance of the Hedgehog)
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Having a dog or cat will open your heart. Reading a book will open your mind. Having both a pet and a book… absolute heaven.

~Mark Rubinstein
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Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile… initially scared me to death.

~Betty Bender
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