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"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." - Anne Bradstreet

"I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. - Agatha Christie

"Life ain't easy. But then, if it was, everybody would be doing it." - Harlan Ellison

"You are not alone. We are all the same, all in this fragile skin, suffering the ugliness of simply being human, all prey to the same mortal dreads." - Harlan Ellison

"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Everybody can be great... Because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be "happy." I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter,to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all." - Leo C. Rosten. Polish-born American humorist-sociologist

"The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward." - Igor Sikorsky

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