998 – “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish… but battle on.”
-Albus Dumbledore in J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince(more…)
954 – “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
-Martin Luther King Jr(more…)
883 – “Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.”
733 – “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”
646 – “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.”
370 – “The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t.”
144 – “I grew up in an environment where I thought Muslims and Arabs were the ones who kill, but through education I discovered this wasn’t the truth – and then I was able to forgive. You can’t forgive if you don’t know the truth, which is why education is so important… If young folks know the truth, change will come.”
100 – Patches Quote from “Keep Hope Alive” Speech
“When I was a child growing up in Greenville, South Carolina, and grandmamma could not afford a blanket, she didn’t complain, and we did not freeze. Instead she took pieces of old cloth—patches, wool, silk, gabardine, crockersack—only patches, barely good enough to wipe off your shoes with. But they didn’t stay that way very long. With sturdy hands and a strong cord, she sewed them together into a quilt, a thing of beauty and power and culture. Now, Democrats, we must build such a quilt.
Farmers, you seek fair prices, and you are right—but you cannot stand alone. Your patch is not big enough.
Workers, you fight for fair wages, you are right—but your patch labor is not big enough.
Women, you seek comparable worth and pay equity, you are right—but your patch is not big enough.
Women, mothers, who seek Head Start, and day care and prenatal care on the front side of life, relevant jail care and welfare on the back side of life, you are right—but your patch is not big enough.
Students, you seek scholarships, you are right—but your patch is not big enough.
Blacks and Hispanics, when we fight for civil rights, we are right—but our patch is not big enough.
Gays and lesbians, when you fight against discrimination and a cure for AIDS, you are right—but your patch is not big enough.
Conservatives and progressives, when you fight for what you believe, right wing, left wing, hawk, dove, you are right from your point of view, but your point of view is not enough.
We, the people, can win.”
– Jesse Jackson (more…)
14 – “七回落ちる,立ち上がる八.”
“Nana-kai ochiru, tachiagaru hachi.”
“Fall down seven times, stand up eight”
– Japanese Proverb [See Notes for translation information]