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Good Trouble

My philosophy is very simple: When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to stand up and just say something. You have to do something. I got into good trouble, necessary trouble. Even today, I tell people, ‘We need to get in good trouble.’

John Lewis
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On Change

Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.

N. R. Narayana Murthy
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Better

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

Maya Angelou

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Seeds

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson
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A Way Back

Writing is not life, but I think that sometimes it can be a way back to life.

Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
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Warriors

No person, trying to take responsibility for her or his identity, should have to be so alone. There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep, and still be counted as warriors.

Adrienne Rich, Sources

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Expectations

I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.

Bruce Lee

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No one is a complete waste

“No one is a complete waste; they can always serve as a bad example.”

Mark Twain
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Disappointment

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.