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"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad."

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"This I choose to do. If there is a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do."

-Terry Pratchett

The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some of those differences between us. For it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence. And there are so many silences to be broken

-Audre Lorde

"Now I have a firm grip on Reality.
I can finally strangle it"

-Unknown author.

“There’s no such thing as a painless lesson—they just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can’t gain anything without losing something first. Although if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you’ll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle. Yeah… a heart made Fullmetal.”

-Edward Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist

"He was a fanatic. Which means he was a coward. Brave people believe they can be wrong. That things get complicated, and life is never as simple as we want it to be. And that you never use anyone else as an excuse. Funny thing about being brave. It looks a lot like being scared. Difference is... you don't run. So decide where you stand. And stand."

-Prince Zuko, Embers, Vathara

“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.” (although I like to use silence to great effect)

Neil deGrasse Tyson

"And if a kid breaks in a school
and no one around chooses to hear
do they make a sound?"

Shane Koyczan

"Who were you a deception ago?"

Luna; Unknown Author

"A hero is merely a disaster with a point of view."

Tamiyo, Magic the Gathering.

"All humans die, but few have ever lived."

Unknown Author

"it's in our nature to want to forget truths that keep us awake at night."

Fallout: New Vegas

"Stand in the ashes of a trillion dead souls and ask the ghosts if honor matters."

Javik, Mass Effect 3

"When I was a young man, I had liberty, but I did not see it. I had time, but I did not know it. And I had love, but I did not feel it. Many decades would pass before I understood the meaning of all three. And now, the twilight of my life, this understanding has passed into contentment.
Love, liberty, and time: once so disposable, are the fuels that drive me forward. And love, most especially, mio caro. For you, our children, our brothers and sisters. And for the vast and wonderful world that gave us life, and keeps us guessing."

Ezio Auditore to Sofia, Assassin's Creed

"I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something. That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for."

Sam, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win."

Stephen King

"Yeah... Working for a better tomorrow isn't just a one-time thing. The tomorrows keep coming."

Yu Narukami, Persona 4 Arena

"For us, the storm has passed... the war is over. But let us never forget those who journeyed into the howling dark and did not return. For their decision required courage beyond measure; sacrifice, and unshakable conviction that their fight... our fight, was elsewhere. As we start to rebuild, this hillside will remain barren, a memorial to heroes fallen. They ennobled all of us, and they shall not be forgotten."

Admiral Hood

"If i have seen further it is by standing on the shoulder of giants"

Isaac Newton

"There is nothing sadder than a child who has barely seen the world, yet who has seen enough of it to know that he does not wish to be a part of it."

Unknown Author

"You are the sum of your actions, you are what you display of yourself"

Unknown Author

"Base not your joy on the deeds of others, for what is given can be taken away."

Petrus Ratajczyk

"Perhaps what I am about to say may seem strange to you, who are socialists, and vaunt humanity and your duty to your neighbor, but I never seek to protect a society which does not protect me, and which I will even say, generally occupies itself about me only to injure me; and thus by giving them a low place in my esteem, and preserving a neutrality towards them, it is society and my neighbor who are indebted to me."

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo

"I have only two adversaries - I will not say two conquerors, for with perseverance I subdue even them, - they are time and distance. There is a third, and the most terrible - that is my condition as a mortal being. This alone can stop me in my onward career, before I have attained the goal at which I aim, for all the rest I have reduced to mathematical terms. What men call the chances of fate - namely, ruin, change, circumstances - I have fully anticipated, and if any of these should overtake me, yet it will not overwhelm me. Unless I die, I shall always be what I am, and therefore it is that I utter the things you have never heard (...)"

Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo

"It is better to cry after a failure then to later realize that you should have tried"

Unknown Author

"Being rich is not about how much you have, but about how much you can give"

Unknown Author

"Be careful with your words. Once they are said they can only be forgiven, not forgotten"

Unknown Author

"There is always a little truth behind every 'Just kidding'. A little curiosity behind every 'Just wondering'. A little knowledge behind every 'I don't know'. A little emotion behind every 'I don't care'. A little pain behind 'It's okay'

And a lot of words behind the silence."

Unknown Author

"The only way to truly hurt a man is to take away everything that he valued and degrade it and remind him of it every single day of his life. But by doing this you will also create a monster.

And you will regret ever harming that man , because he will be your greatest horror."

Unknown Author

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

"The ends don't justify the means, the means create the ends. Any rule that is created with such needless bloodshed will continue that way."

(wrongly attributed to) Marcus Aurelios

"We are not dead"

Le Grand Soir, 2012

"I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that, then I realised I was somebody"

Unknown Author

"We are the Unwilling,
Led by the Unqualified
Doing the Unnecessary
To the Ungrateful"

Unknown Author

"And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?"

Thomas B. Macaulay

"A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy's shoulder to let him know that the world hadn't ended"

Batman, The Dark Knight rises

"There are two roads you can go by, they meet up in the long run, but there is still time to change the road you are on"

Robert Plant

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Those that never cry are the ones with more reasons to cry"

Mia Couto

They may have fought for their countries, but they died for their buddies"

-Flags of our fathers

"If you have ever had a miserable experience, then you have probably had it said to you that you would feel better in the morning. This, of course, is utter nonsense, because a miserable experience remains a miserable experience even on the loveliest of morning."

-Lemony Snicket, The Miserable Mill

"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone."

-JadeZinniaMarchetta - Percy Jackson and Chaos Army!

"There's a reason to why this world is in so much chaos. Is because instead of people being loved and things being used, people are being used and things are being loved"

-Unknown Author


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

A Bed for the Night

I hear that in New York

At the corner of 26th street and Broadway

A man stands every evening during the winter months

And gets beds for the homeless there

By appealing to passers-by.

It won't change the world

It won't improve relations among men

It will not shorten the age of exploitation

But a few men have a bed for the night

For a night the wind is kept from them

The snow meant for them falls on the roadway.

Don't put down the book on reading this, man.

A few people have a bed for the night

For a night the wind is kept from them

The snow meant for them falls on the roadway

But it won't change the world

It won't improve relations among men

It will not shorten the age of exploitation.

Bertolt Brecht


If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;

If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling

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