Franklin D. Roosevelt: Freedom

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.

~Franklin D. Roosevelt, Speech, September 22, 1936
32nd president of US (1882 – 1945)  

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Ludwig Börne: Goodwill

Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.”
– Ludwig Börne,
German political writer and satirist.
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James Baldwin: Society

English: James Baldwin, Distinguished Visiting...

English: James Baldwin, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Miami Dade College (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Society is held together by our need; we bind it together with legend, myth, coercion, fearing that without it we will be hurled into that void, within which, like the earth before the Word was spoken, the foundations of society are hidden.
James Baldwin

 

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Calvin Coolidge: The said hurt

I have never been hurt by what I have not said.”
– Calvin Coolidge,
30th U.S. president
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Jeffrey Gitomer: Lions and gazelles

“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning  a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle — when the sun comes up , you had better be running.”

~Jeffrey Gitomer 

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Mahatma Gandhi: Prayer

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

Mahatma Gandhi

English: USSR stamp, Mahatma Gandhi, 1969, 6 k...

English: USSR stamp, Mahatma Gandhi, 1969, 6 k. Русский: Марка СССР, Махатма Ганди, 1969, 6 коп. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Rainer Maria Rilke: Find the words

Rainer Maria Rilke

“Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she would never have been able to find these words.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

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