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Fairy tales don’t teach children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales teach children that dragons can be killed.
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
-Euripides (thanks to Mooku for finding this one)
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
-Albert Einstein (thanks to James for this one)
Human kind cannot bear much reality.
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.
No man is useless while he has a friend.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be only afraid of standing still.
– Chinese proverb
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
– Kurt Cobain
Be who you are and say who you feel, because those that mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind.
– Dr. Seuss.
I think it is time we learned the lesson of our century: that the progress of the human spirit must keep pace with technological and scientific progress, or that spirit will die. It is incumbent on our educators to remember this; and music is at the top of the spiritual must list. When the study of the arts leads to the adoration of the formula (heaven forbid), we shall be lost. But as long as we insist on maintaining artistic vitality, we are able to hope in man’s future.
– Leonard Bernstein (thanks to Eliza)