Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not
peace or happiness.
Press on: nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a
proverb. Education will not; the world of full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are overwhelmingly powerful.
Truly every new idea is a violation of some older idea; as the awakening of tomorrow is a violation of today's slumber. As long as man continues to evolve, in other words, to separate himself from chaos, and to express himself in a higher form, he must always shatter something. In shattering, he disobeys:
in breaking, he creates.-
-Jeanne de Vietinghoff
Let no one be discouraged by the belief there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the
enormous array of the world's ills. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human
history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or strikes out against injustice, or acts to improve the lot of others, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
-Robert F. Kennedy
Unanimity is worse than censorship. Censorship obliges us to hold our own truth silent; unanimity forces us to repeat the truth of others,even though we do not believe it…It dissolves our own personalities into a general, monotonous chorus.