Quotations on Perseverance

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“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

                                                                       Maya Angelou

 

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“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”

                                                                       H. G. Wells

 

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“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”

                                                                     Theodore Roosevelt

Quotations on Diversity–Revisited

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“It is never too late to give up your prejudices”

                                                            Henry David Thoreau

 

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“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”

                                                             Mahatma Gandhi

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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

                                                            Maya Angelou

Quotations on Character

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“The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”

                                                                  Anne Frank

 

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“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

                                                                 Abraham Lincoln

 

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“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”

                                                                Mark Twain

Quotations on Strength

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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

                                                                          Lao Tzu

 

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“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

                                                                         Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

                                                                        Mahatma Gandhi

Three Quotations in Three Days!

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I have been invited to participate in the “3 Quotations in 3 Days Challenge” by Zanthee https://tasmatron.wordpress.com , who writes an excellent blog.  Please take the time to check out her blog, and thank you so much for the nomination, Zanthee!

The Rules:

1.) Once a day for the next three days, choose a quotation, and write a little about it.

2.) Thank the person who nominated you, and link back to their site.

3.) Nominate 3 other bloggers for the challenge, and let them know about it.

“Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream things that never were and ask why not?” George Bernard Shaw

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I have used this quotation previously on my blog, but I value its meaning so highly that I will begin with this one.  Shaw said it first, and then Bobby Kennedy used it in his 1968 run for the Presidency of the United States of America.

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This quotation shows idealism and the understanding that the world need not be as it is and that not only is it possible to imagine other ways, often better approaches to problems, but also that such idealism represents the morally correct approach to life.  As a society, we need to imagine a better future and then try to find ways to implement a more positive society.  We need optimism, courage, hope, and strength to face the challenges of our world.

My nominees:

Purpleanais http://arwenaragornstar.com/about/

Mitch Teemley  http://mitchteemley.com

Kate M. Colby http://katemcolby.com/

Once again, thank you to Zanthee!