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"Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray."  (George Gordon Byron, 1788-1824)

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."  (Pope John XXIII)

"Darkness cannot run out darkness, only light can do that; Hate cannot run out hate, only love can do that."  (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."  (Satchel Paige)

"I would say that I'm a nonviolent soldier. In place of weapons of violence, you have to use your mind, your heart, your sense of humor, every faculty available to you ... because no one has the right to take the life of another human being."  (Joan Baez)

"If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism."  (Oscar Wilde)

"Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools."  (Napoleon Bonaparte)

"Never cry over spilt milk, because it may have been poisoned."  (W. C. Fields)

"The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum."  (Henry Havelock Ellis)

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."  (Henri Matisse)

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