People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do.
A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
— Benazir Bhutto
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.
— From a 1938 newspaper advertisement for Budweiser Beer | Frequently misattributed to Winston Churchill
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Yes, I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.
— From What a Wonderful World written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, first recorded and made famous by Louis Armstrong
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
— Ayn Rand
Listen to the mustn’ts, child.
Listen to the don’ts.
Listen to the shouldn’ts,
the impossibles, the won’ts.
Listen to the never haves.
Then listen close to me…
Anything can happen, child.
Anything can be.
— Shel Silverstein
The greatest benefit of being honest is not that others can trust you. It’s that you have the capacity to trust others.
I’m still free. You can’t take the sky from me.
— Sonny Rhodes in The Ballad of Serenity (Firefly theme song)
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
— William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, Act V, Scene
Let everyone know, there is hope for all to find peace.
— Jester Joseph Hairston in Mary’s Boy Child
The opposite of courage is not cowardice, it’s conformity.
— John Perry Barlow