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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Words of Vision

"What you see depends on what you're looking for."

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
American artist Walt Emerson

"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm ... As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."
Audrey Hepburn

"Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice."
Female surfer Bethany Hamilton

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Nelson Mandela

"You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be."
American football coach Lou Holtz

"Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work."
William Arthur Ward

"...The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or... learn from it."
Rafiki (from the 1994 Walt Disney animation The Lion King)

"For me it's not what you do in private that concerns me, but what you do in life."
What Turkish fashion designer Cemil Ipekci's father told him on hearing his son was gay.

"To those who say [that the fight for gay rights in America is] ancient history since Harvey [Milk]'s battle is no long­er an issue, I say wake up and smell the hate crimes, and the bill banning gay marriage that passed on Election Day."
Peter Travers writing for Rolling Stone in his review of the 2008 film Milk.

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