Without heroes, we are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go.
—Bernard Malamud (American Novelist)
There is no harm in doubt and skepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made.
—Richard Feynman (American Physicist)
There are few things more disturbing than to find, in somebody we detest, a moral quality which seems to us demonstrably superior to anything we ourselves possess. It augurs not merely an unfairness on the part of creation, but a lack of artistic judgment. Sainthood is acceptable only in saints.
—Pamela Hansford Johnson (English Novelist)
The last, if not the greatest, of the human freedoms: to choose their own attitude in any given circumstance.
—Bruno Bettelheim (Austrian-born American Psychologist)
A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
—Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian Monk)
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
—Barbara Bush (American First Lady)
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
—Helen Keller (American Author)
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
—Samuel Goldwyn (Polish-born American Film Producer)
If you deny yourself commitment, what can you do with your life?
—Harvey Fierstein (American Actor)