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First they ignore you,

then they laugh at you,

then they fight you,

then you win.

Mahatma Gandhi

It is not that we do great things in life that matters,
but that we do small things with great love.
Mother Theresa

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
Albert Einstein

Good prose is like a windowpane.
George Orwell

We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems. Arthur O'Shaughnessy

A woman is like a tea bag --
you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Out deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Marianne Williamson

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

Life is a very bad novelist. It is chaotic and ludicrous.
Spanish novelist, Javier Marias

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain

A certain readiness to perish is not so very rare, but it is seldom that you meet men whose souls, steeled in the impenetrable armor of resolution, are ready to fight a losing battle to the last.
Joseph Conrad

If you was hit by a truck and you was lying out there in that gutter dying, and you had time to sing one song, one song that people would remember before you're dirt, one song that would let God know how you felt about your time down here on Earth, one song that would sum you up...something real... It has to do with believing in yourself.
From the movie Walk the Line (spoken to Johnny Cash)

Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
Rainer Maria Rilke

What distinguishes a genius from the common clan?
The commoner paves only flat paths.
Genius shies neither thorn nor cliff.

“A good story doesn’t just copy life, it pushes back on it.”
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Licht? Du musst nur aus deinem eigenen Schatten heraustreten, dann erblickst du es.
Hermann Hesse

Wo du stehst, grab tief hinein. Darunten ist die Quelle!
Friedrich Nietsche

Nichts als die Höllenfahrt der Selbsterkenntnis bahnt uns den Weg zur Vergötterung. 
Johann Georg Hamann

Ich wollte Nähe und bekam die Flasche,
Ich wollte Eltern und bekam Spielzeuge,
Ich wollte lernen und bekam Zeugnisse,
Ich wollte denken und bekam Bildung,
Ich wollte einen Überblick und bekam einen Einblick,
Ich wollte frei sein und bekam Disziplin,
Ich wollte Liebe und bekam Moral,
Ich wollte einen Beruf und bekam einen Job,
Ich wollte Glück und bekam Geld,
Ich wollte Freiheit und Bekam einen Auto,
Ich wollte einen Sinn und bekam eine Karriere,
Ich wollte Hoffnung und bekam Angst,
Ich wollte ändern und bekam Mitleid,
Ich wollte Leben...
Michael Jung


Robert Frost - Reluctance
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Percy Bysshe Shelley - Oyzmandias

William Ernest Henley - Invictus


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work in progress - soon

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