6. “My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.”

7. “No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.”

8. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

9. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”

10. “When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.”

11. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

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12. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”

13. “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.”

14. “Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.”

15. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”

16. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”

17. “I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.”

18. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

19. “Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.”

20. “The highest result of education is tolerance.”

21. “Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.”

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22. “All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.”

23. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

24. “Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.”

25. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

26. “What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.”

27. “We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”

28. “Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to .”

29. “Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.”

30. “It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.”

31. “No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.”

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32. “Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.”

33. “God himself is not secure, having given man dominion over his work.”

34. “While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.”

35. “It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.”

36. “Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.”

37. “There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.”

38. “When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”

39. “What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.”

40. “I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.”

41. “Knowledge is love and light and vision.”

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42. “Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.”

43. “Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”

44. “People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.”

45. “The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.”


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