"Life is a struggle. All of us are soldiers. We must live as warriors. That is the rule of our existence. To try to escape the battle is nothing other than defeat." (Daisoku Ikeda)

"They knew that freedom is God given. It's not to be negotiated with any man."
(from HGTV’s "Homes of the Underground Railroad" 2/24/2002 of the people who braved escape to gain their freedom from slavery)

"For what is done for the sake of men, to win praise and honour, is not only useless to the one who does it but sometimes is the cause of great punishment."
(I think an Angel is credited with this quote from Saint Zosimas and the Holy Mother Mary of Egypt)

Story tellers creed:
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.
That myth is more potent than history.
That dreams are more powerful than facts.
That hope always triumphs over experience.
That laughter is the only cure for grief.
And I believe that love is stronger than death."

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."(G.K. Chesterton)

"Mow." {"All is well and I love you."} (Callie)

"I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy... Readily I will display the intestinal fortitude required... to complete the mission, though I be the lone survivor..." (from the Ranger Creed)

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"When you start thinking you're good, even if you are, then you've realized your dream and you might as well die. What's more, if you think you are good enough, then you quit trying to learn and that's real bad."(Morgan Freeman 12/1990)

"The continued existence of a free and democratic society depends upon recognition of the concept that justice is based upon the rule of law grounded in respect for the individual. Law so grounded makes justice possible, for only through such law does the dignity of the individual attain respect and protection."
(from Rules of Conduct for Attorneys ,Washington)

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his* dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours, He will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him... and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings"
{*his/her} (Henry David Thoreau)

"Whatever you focus on you're going to get more of. Creation is an extension of thought. Think lack and you get lack. Think abundance, and you get more. A hidden belief that many of us hold is that there is something wrong with being too happy. We have been taught that it's arrogant to think we're deserving of total happiness... We have been unable to accept joy because it doesn't match who we think we are, yet it is not only our right, but in a way, our responsibility to be happy."
(Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love)

"Mathematics is the alphabet in which God has written the Universe." (Galileo)

"Choose your battles wisely. Think before you tweet. And go to sleep. For real though, go to sleep." (C.J. McCollum)