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I wanted to create a thread that could serve as a source of inspiration for us all while we wait! Please share your favorite inspirational quotes!

Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate - Unknown

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"You know, I cried when I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.  And then I laughed really hard." - Jerri Blank, Strangers With Candy

 

All right, all right, for reals.

 

"The best way out is always through." - Robert Frost

 

"Man cannot discover new oceans until he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide

 

"I see my path, but I don't know where it leads.  Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it." - Rosalia de Castro

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"En verité, le chemin importe peu; la volonté d'arriver suffit a tout" - Albert Camus

(Truthfully, the path you take doesn't matter; the desire to get there is what counts)

 

A reminder that regardless of what happens this application season, we'll get there in the end. I know it :)

 

(P.S., If anyone knows a better way to phrase this in English, let me know? My translation does NOT do it justice)

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"While we out here, say the hustlas prayer

If the game shakes me or breaks me

I hope it makes me a better man

Take a better stand

Put money in my moms hand

Get my daughter this college plan, so she don't need no man

Stay far from timid

Only make moves when ya heart's in it

And live the phrase Sky's The Limit"

and

"You know very well who you are

Don't let em hold you down, reach for the stars

You had a goal, but not that many

'cause you're the only one I'll give you good and plenty"

leading up to:

"We used to fuss when the landlord dissed us

No heat, wonder why Christmas missed us

Birthdays was the worst days

Now we sip champagne when we thirst-ay

Uh, damn right I like the life I live

'Cause I went from negative to positive

And it's all... "

You know who

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I came across this one while working on a seminar paper on sexology, of all things: "In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way." (Havelock Ellis)

 

I quite like it. Unfortunately, my colleagues over in philosophy and gender studies assure me that, contrary to what Dr. Ellis may have thought in the '20s, sometimes the attainment of the goal really does matter. :D

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"While we out here, say the hustlas prayer

If the game shakes me or breaks me

I hope it makes me a better man

Take a better stand

Put money in my moms hand

Get my daughter this college plan, so she don't need no man

Stay far from timid

Only make moves when ya heart's in it

And live the phrase Sky's The Limit"

and

"You know very well who you are

Don't let em hold you down, reach for the stars

You had a goal, but not that many

'cause you're the only one I'll give you good and plenty"

leading up to:

"We used to fuss when the landlord dissed us

No heat, wonder why Christmas missed us

Birthdays was the worst days

Now we sip champagne when we thirst-ay

Uh, damn right I like the life I live

'Cause I went from negative to positive

And it's all... "

You know who

 <3

 

This is my unofficial graduation song!!!!!

 

"This [album] is dedicated to all the teachers who told me I'd never amount to nothin..."

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If you think you're beaten you are,

If you think you dare not you don't

If you'd like to win, but think you can't

its almost a cinch you won't

 

If you think you're losing you are,

For out in the world we find

success begins with a person's will

Its all in the state of mind

 

If you think you're outclassed you are

You've got to think high to rise

You've got to be sure of yourself

Before you can ever win the price


Life's battles don't always go

To the stronger or faster man

But sooner or later the one who wins

Is the one who thinks she can

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"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars."

This quote was on a poster in a classroom back in middle school and I never liked it much. Aren't the stars actually further away from Earth than the moon is? It would be much more inspirational to shoot for a star and land on the moon. ;p

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Sugarmilk, I think you are missing the point. Don't think about it so scientifically. It is a play off of the saying "Shoot for the Moon" to mean when your goal is something unattainable. So it is saying that if you dream big and work towards attaining that goal, even if you mess up and don't reach it, you will still end up somewhere better than if you hadn't tried at all. 

 

One of the reasons I like it so much is that I am an aerospace engineer, and I like the moon and stars and space. Plus every time I tell people my major, they get really intimidated.

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Sugarmilk, I think you are missing the point. Don't think about it so scientifically. It is a play off of the saying "Shoot for the Moon" to mean when your goal is something unattainable. So it is saying that if you dream big and work towards attaining that goal, even if you mess up and don't reach it, you will still end up somewhere better than if you hadn't tried at all. 

 

One of the reasons I like it so much is that I am an aerospace engineer, and I like the moon and stars and space. Plus every time I tell people my major, they get really intimidated.

No, I totally understand the quote. It's not a difficult concept. I just see the physical flaw in it and it makes it impossible for me to take it seriously. To each his own.

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Can't find the original source (actually didn't feel like researching more than 3 minutes)...“Because The People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.”Here's to us Crazy People!

This Apple's famous Crazy Ones ad written by Steve Jobs.

I'm a huge fan of apple and want to study it's success and influence for my PhD

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"Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view.  Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you."

 

-From a commencement speech by English teacher David McCullough at Wellesley High School

 

Also: Be your own hero!

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