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Joss Whedon – The thing about a hero

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Joss WhedonThe thing about a hero, is even when it doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he’s going to keep digging, he’s going to keep trying to do right and make up for what’s gone before, just because that’s who he is.

Joss Whedon  

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Maya Angelou – Shoot me with your words

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Maya AngelouYou may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
Rut still, like air, I’ll rise,

Maya Angelou   (1928-2014)

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Marie Curie – Life is not easy for any

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Marie CurieLife is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

Marie Curie   (1867-1934)

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Ayn Rand – The world you desire can be won

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Ayn RandDo not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.

Ayn Rand  

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Randy Pausch – Head-fake, indirect learning

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Randy PauschWe send our kids out to play football or soccer or swimming or whatever it is, and it’s the first example of what I’m going to call a head fake, or indirect learning. We actually don’t want our kids to learn football. I mean, yeah, it’s really nice that I have a wonderful three-point stance and that I know how to do a chop block and all this kind of stuff. But we send our kids out to learn much more important things. Teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, etcetera, etcetera. And these kinds of head fake learning are absolutely important. And you should keep your eye out for them because they’re everywhere.

Randy Pausch  

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Friedrich Nietzsche – The bridge you must build over the river of life

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Friedrich NietzscheNo one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life. There may be countless trails and bridges and demigods who would gladly carry you across; but only at the price of pawning and forgoing yourself. There is one path in the world that none can walk but you. Where does it lead? Don’t ask, walk!

Friedrich Nietzsche   (Oct 15, 1844-Aug 25, 1900)

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