One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
– Helen Keller

Anyone who doesn’t believe in miracles is not a realist.
– David ben Gurion

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
– Helen Keller

Just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope, too can be given to one only by other human beings
– Elie Wiesel

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want perfect friends, you’ll have none.
Fran Grossman