"I may be wrong, but I'm never in doubt." (Marshall McLuhan)

"The development of the faculty of attention forms the real object and almost the sole interest of studies." (Simone Weil)

"A priority is only good for the present. It loses its essence when it is put off." (Benjamin Schoun)

"A faculty for idleness implies... a strong sense of personal identity." (Robert Louis Stevenson)

"Adults could also be as carefree, happy, and irresponsible as children if we had someone looking out for us. Oh yeah, we do have Someone. And He said, 'Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.'" (Jeff Scoggins)

"Give until it hurts, until you can feel the pain." (Mother Teresa)

"Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." (Jesus Christ)

"The peace of friendship is knowing that there is someone out there among all the masses of humanity that unselfishly cares about you and your state of being." (Anonymous)

"It is nothing to die; it is frightful not to live." (Jean Valjean) [Victor Hugo]

"We often expend... muscular effort on our studies. As it ends by making us tired, we have the impression that we have been working. That is an illusion. Tiredness has nothing to do with work. Work itself is the useful effort, whether it is tiring or not." (Simone Weil)

"To pray well is the better half of study." (Martin Luther)

"Prayer consists of attention. It is the orientation of all the attention of which the soul is capable toward God." (Simone Weil)

"He who desires to proclaim the word of Christ to the world, must expect death at every moment." (Martin Luther)

"Take no thought, saying, What will we eat? or, What will we drink? or, How will we be clothed? ...for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be given to you." (Jesus Christ)

"Excessive pain, like excessive joy, is a violent thing which is of short duration." (Victor Hugo)

"The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy." (Jim Rohn)

"If any man sue thee for thy coat, let him have thy cloak, too, for if thy adversary have it not, thine advocate will." (Donne)

"Happiness is not getting what you want; it's wanting what you've got." (Anonymous)

"Faith is the audacity of hope." (Hermine Graham)

"Life would be horrible if we knew exactly why it had been given to us." (Catherine Stravinsky)

"In great art chance and fancy are gone; what is there is there of necessity." (Goethe)

"The point of school -- homework, projects, tests, and exams -- is not about getting a good grade, but rather it is about self-improvement." (Anonymous)

"You would have to be actually crazy to pursue harsh and painful virtue, give up the pleasures of life, and suffer pain from which you can expect no advantage. For if there is no reward after death, you have no compensation for having passed your entire existence without pleasure, that is, miserably." (Thomas More)

"Be the change you want to see in the world." (Mahatma Gandhi)

"Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." (George Orwell)

"Hope springs eternal in the human breast." (Alexander Pope)