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I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.

I long to see everything, to know everything, to learn everything!

I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.

I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can.

I want to be remembered as the person who helped us restore faith in ourselves.

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.

I was always willing to take a great deal of the burden of getting along in life on my own shoulders, but I wasn't willing to give myself a pat on the back. I was always looking to somebody else to give me that. ... That was all wrong.

I'm not OK, you're not OK-and that's OK.

I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.

I've finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?

I've learned to take time for myself and to treat myself with a great deal of love and respect 'cause I like me.... I think I'm kind of cool.

I... know what I do, and am unmoved by men's blame, or their praise either.

If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchant-ments of later years, the sterile preoccupation with things that are artificial, the alienation from the sources of our strength.

If there are two hundred people in a room and one of them doesn't like me, I've got to get out.

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.

If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.

If you put a woman in a man's position, she will be more efficient, but no more kind.

If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself.

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.


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