Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. -HARUKI MURAKAMI, AUTHOR

Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. -GUSTAVE FLAUBERT, AUTHOR

I want all of us to move into the future with hope and with the spirit of oneness and unity. -JOYCE BANDA, POLITICIAN

Through pain I’ve learned to comfort suffering men. -VIRGIL, POET

It’s one thing knowing you have people cheering you on, yet another to know they have walked  in your footsteps. -CHRISTINE MAGNUS MOORE, AUTHOR

In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders. -SHERYL SANDBERG, TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE

Patience is a conquering virtue. -GEOFFREY CHAUCER, POET

That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart. -KRISTIN HANNAH, AUTHOR

If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty. Who cares? -TINA FEY, COMEDIAN

Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all. -VINCENT VAN GOGH, PAINTER

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. -BABE RUTH, ATHLETE

What we play is life. -LOUIS ARMSTRONG, MUSICIAN

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. -ELBERT HUBBARD, AUTHOR

If you talk about it, it’s a dream, if you envision it, it’s possible, but if you schedule it, it’s real. -ANTHONY ROBBINS, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

It may be normal, darling; but I’d rather be natural. -TRUMAN CAPOTE, AUTHOR

No group picture is going to have the power of an individual portrait. -ANNIE LEIBOVITZ, PHOTOGRAPHER

Sometimes you just have to  bite your upper lip and put sunglasses on. -BOB DYLAN, MUSICIAN

Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women. -NORA EPHRON, AUTHOR

It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived. -HARPER LEE, AUTHOR

Don’t think the summer is over, even when roses droop and turn brown and the stars shift position in the sky. -ALICE HOFFMAN, AUTHOR

You have to be able to recognize your truths in the daylight before you can find them in the dark.

Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled. -THE QURAN

You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace. -FRANK MCCOURT, AUTHOR

The universe doesn’t allow perfection. -STEPHEN HAWKING, PHYSICIST

Like I’m always telling my brothers, if you gonna go into history, you can’t do it with a hate attitude. -DEBORAH LACKS, AS QUOTED IN THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Hard work is only a prison sentence when you lack motivation. -MALCOLM GLADWELL, AUTHOR

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. -FREDERICK DOUGLASS, SOCIAL ACTIVIST

What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe. -OPRAH WINFREY, MEDIA PERSONALITY

Not everything has to have a point. Some things just are. -JUDY BLUME, AUTHOR

The more people that meet each other, the better it is for all of them. -L . SPRAGUE DE CAMP AND FLETCHER PRATT, AUTHORS