Double Quote

1092 – "We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."

-Sirius Black in J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“We have all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the power we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”

Sirius Black (Played by Gary Oldman) in Warner Bros Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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1068 – A pair of Related Quotes for the New Year!

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.”

-Bessie A Stanley [See Source Notes for Info on Attribution]

“To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – this is to have succeeded.”

-Albert E Wiggam [See Source Notes for Info on Attribution]

I wish everyone a Happy New Year, and may it bring you success in what you try to achieve!

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1034 – “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

-Neil Gaiman paraphrasing Gilbert K Chesterton

Chesterton’s Quote: “Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon. Exactly what the fairy tale does is this: it accustoms him for a series of clear pictures to the idea that these limitless terrors had a limit, that these shapeless enemies have enemies in the knights of God, that there is something in the universe more mystical than darkness, and stronger than strong fear.” [Emphasis Mine]

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584 – Pledges to the Earth and Universe

–Both anonymous

Pledge to the Earth

“I pledge allegiance to the Earth
of our beloved Solar System,
to all of her creatures
for here they dwell.
one Planet
united in harmony
with universal love
and compassion for all”

Pledge to the Universe

“I pledge allegiance to the Universe
and all the
Life which it supports.
One Cosmos
in our care,
irreplaceable,
with sustenance
and respect for all.”

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