475 – “When suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”

–Estella Havisham in Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations



448 – “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

–W L Sheldon [Often falsely attributed to Ernest Hemingway, see Source Notes]


330 – “All the traditions of our past, all the lessons of our heritage, all the promises of our future point to another path, the path of common purpose and the restoration of American values. That path leads to true freedom for our Nation and ourselves.”

–Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States