“The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time”GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

“Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake” E.L. DOCTOROW

“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts” JOHN LOCKE

“If writers stopped writing about what happened to them, then there would be a lot of empty pages” ELAINE LINER

“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” BARBARA KINGSOLVER

Theodore Roosevelt’s ‘Citizenship in a Republic’ 1910…

“…It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat…”

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant — Robert Louis Stevenson.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step –Lao Tzu.

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it — Henry David Thoreau.

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.–Ronald Reagan

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.–Mahatma Gandhi

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.–Napoleon Hill

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.-Warren Buffett

Belief creates the actual fact.–William James

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. —Plutarch

“Every day you have the opportunity to learn and experience something and someone new. Seize the opportunity. Learn and experience everything you can, and use it to change the world.”– Rodney Williams

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