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“It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” — Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot

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“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” —Horace Mann’s challenge to the graduating class of 1859

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An Afghan woman shows her inked finger after voting at a polling station in the northwestern city of Herat on April 5, 2014. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)

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An Afghan woman shows her inked finger after voting at a polling station in the northwestern city of Herat on April 5, 2014. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” —Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

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“Until we have met the monsters in ourselves, we keep trying to slay them in the outer world. And we find that we cannot. For all darkness in the world stems from darkness in the heart. And it is there that we must do our work.” —Williamson, Marianne. Everyday Grace: Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness And Making Miracles

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