“I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons. Let them never be Stupid Girls.”- J.K Rowling
“Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in everyday.” Anon.
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” -Princess Diana
“Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.” -Carl Sagan
“If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.”-Marvin J. Ashton
“We’re blaming society, yet we are society. So make it a better place, we must change ourselves first.” Anon.
“The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them” -Gene Roddenberry
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Lying is, almost by definition, a refusal to cooperate with others. It condenses a lack of trust and trustworthiness into a single act. It is both a failure of understanding and an unwillingness to be understood. To lie is to recoil from relationship.”- Sam Harris
“Curiosity is the essence of human existence.”- Gene Cernan
“True joy comes when you inspire, encourage, and guide someone else on a path that benefits him or her.”- Zig Ziglar
“That it will ever come into general use, notwithstanding its value, is extremely doubtful; because its beneficial application requires much time and gives a good bit of trouble both to the patient and the practitioner; because its hue and character are foreign and opposed to all our habits and associations.”- The London Times, 1834 on the invention and use of the stethoscope
“It is past time for women to take their place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of peoples, where their children’s and grand-children’s fates, are decided.”- Hilary Clinton