"I don't even think you know how great you really are. I believe in you."
"Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things."
"There's a reason why today is called the present. It is a gift you have been given to live another day and enjoy everything around you because no one is guaranteed a tomorrow."
"I don't believe make-up and the right hairstyle alone can make a woman beautiful. The most radiant woman in the room is the one full of life and experience."
"Listening can heal wounds."
"When we allow ourselves to become vulnerable, to take chances, and to risk our pride, that is when we find our own glory."
"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe."
"The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities."
"Dreams come a size too big so that we can grow into them."
"For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out. The light doesn't always necessarily have to be in your family; for me it was teachers and school."
"Lying in bed just before going to sleep is the worst time for organized thinking; it is the best time for free thinking. Ideas drift like clouds in an undecided breeze, taking first this direction and then that."
---From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
"All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them."
---Earvin "Magic" Johnson
"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible--and achieve it."
"We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry."
"Balance isn't about moderation, it's about admitting what's really important to you. Someone might reach 16 years of age with a terrible thirst to play music, or soccer, or earn money, and their idea of balance is to spend 90% of their time doing just that."
"The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun."
"Angels do find us in our hour of need."
"A truly great person is the one who gives you a chance."
"For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store."
---"A Tale of Three Wishes" by Isaac Bashevis Singer
"We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven."
"A bird does not fear falling for it has never fallen before. So we must act as the bird and block out our fears. Then we will be able to soar higher than we ever imagined."
"There is great significance and importance in all our day-to-day actions in both words and deeds."
---Jennifer Leigh Youngs
"We are all intertwined, each desperately loved and needed by others."
"True courage is to stand against evil, even when we stand alone."
"Do not regret growing old. It is a privilege denied to many."
"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose."
---Keven Arnold (Fred Savage),The Wonder Years
"Honesty is a principle. Service is a principle. Love is a principle. Hard work is a principle. Respect, gratitude, moderation, fairness, integrity, loyalty, and responsibility are principles. There are dozens and dozens more. They are not hard to identify. Just as a compass always points to true north, your heart will recognize true principles."
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."
"A child is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark."
"No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness."
"I believe there are angels among us, sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hours, to show us how to live, to teach us how to give, to guide us with a light of love."
---Alabama, "Angels Among Us"
"All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming."
"We are troubled, but we have hope and tremendous promise."
"The greatest possession we have costs nothing; it's known as love."
"There's something in a simple hug that always warms the heart. It welcomes us back home and makes it easier to part. A hug's a way to share the joy, and the sad times we go through, or just a way for friends to say they like you because you're you. Hugs are meant for anyone for whom we really care. From your Grandma to your neighbor, or a cuddly teddy bear. A hug is an amazing thing--it's just the perfect way to show the love we're feeling but can't find the words to say. It's funny how a little hug makes everyone feel good; in every place and language, it's always understood. And hugs don't need new equipment, special batteries or parts--just open up your arms and open up your heart."