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Scholarship Contest Quotes

A List of Previously Used Quotes

Quotes from 2015

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
- Maya Angelou

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
- Edward Everett Hale

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp

Quotes from 2014

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
- Maya Angelou

What leads to peace is not violence but peaceableness, which is not passivity, but an alert, informed, practiced, and active state of being.
- Wendell Berry

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter Drucker

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
- Amelia Earhart

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
- Anais Nin

Quotes from 2013

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- Anonymous

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
- Pablo Picasso

Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.
- Oscar Wilde

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.
- G.H. "Babe" Ruth

Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the surest way to destruction.
- Thomas Jefferson

Quotes from 2012

When one door of happiness closes another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller 1880 - 1968; We Bereaved (1929)

The power of the individual is small, yet we believe in the strength of the collective human energy, just as we know a drop of water is the source of a great river.
- Chieko Akiyama

Wake me up; ignite my passion; fill me with outrage. Remind me that I am responsible for the world. Don't allow me to stand idly by. Inspire me to act. Teach me to believe I can repair some corner of the world.
- Naomi Levy

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
- Wendell Berry

Quotes from 2011

Don't worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
- E. F. Schumacher