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August 7, 2017 / compassioninpolitics

Famous Quotes on Courage, Creativity, and Leadership

“If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”

Harriet Tubman

For it’s not light that is needed, but fire; it’s not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind and the earthquake in our hearts.

Frederick Douglas

“Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one’s life.”

Kate Chopin

“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!”

Soren Kierkegaard

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”

Washington Irving

“Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas. Defeat may prove to have been the only path to resurrection, despite its ugliness. I take it for granted that to create a tree I condemn a seed to rot. If the first act of resistance comes too late it is doomed to defeat. But it is, nevertheless, the awakening of resistance. Life may grow from it as from a seed.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Everything that’s lovely is
But a brief, dreamy kind of delight.”

Y.B. Yeats

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  1. compassioninpolitics / Aug 7 2017 3:02 am

    “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

    Y.B. Yeats

    Communicate in the language of the people:

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    Education & lighting the fire:

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  2. compassioninpolitics / Aug 7 2017 3:10 am

    The ancestor of every action is a thought.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Do that which you fear to do, and the fear will die.
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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