Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. —Mark Twain

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

MARK TWAIN

[Samuel Clemens] humorist, essayist, novelist

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Seth from Nowhere, USA MAY 11, 2017
This quote sums up on of his main messages in the story of Tom Sawyer.

Paul from Savannah, GA JANUARY 5, 2017
I'm going to begin hiking the Appalachian Trail on my 70th birthday - before it's too late.

Peter W. from Casco, Maine FEBRUARY 12, 2010
The old Harvard Square fire chief often shared morning breaks with me. Occasionally he would tell me a story, stories that were true and unusual; stories I looked forward to. One day the old fireman looked at me, his eyes moist with wisdom and regret and he said, "Peter there were so many things that I wanted to do during my life. Take my family to special places, go on walks with my daughter.There were hundreds of things I was going to do someday. And now here I am in the twilight of my life and there are very few some days left. My life has gone by in the blink of an eye and so many dreams and plans went unfulfilled. Please don't make the same mistake. Follow your dreams, act on your plans, and do it now not someday. Don't let your life run through your fingers like water, grab hold and live every day as if it will be your last." I was sixteen then, I am fifty six now. How priceless were his words. I have tried to live by them and my life is rich, and full, and wonderful beyond what I could have ever imagined.


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Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.  —Theodore Roosevelt
The visible sign of utter love is an undying smile. —Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
I speak not for myself but for those without voice… those who have fought for their rights… their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated. —Malala Yousafzai
Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life. —John R. Wooden
We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams. —Jimmy Carter
Including people with differences is the right thing to do. —Sarah Greichen
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. —Anne Bradstreet
Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. —William Arthur Ward
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.  —C.S. Lewis
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. —Richard David Bach
Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it. —Sir Winston Churchill
Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it. —Mikhail Bakunin
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