“Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.”
Khalil Gibran 
“The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true.”
— Carl Sagan 
“You have to make decisions knowing that those decisions make you.”
“In the depths of my soul, I longed to be a part of something large and good; something that required all of me; something dangerous and worth dying for.”
— John & Stasi Eldredge, Captivating
“Wisdom is a sacred communion.”
— Victor Hugo
“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.”
Charles R. Swindoll
“Challenge yourself with something you know you could never do, and what you’ll find is that you can overcome anything.”
“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
— Henry David Thoreau
“They can because they think they can.”
— Virgil
“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”
— George Bernard Shaw