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Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.

Victor Hugo
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Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

Iain Thomas, from his I Wrote This For You project

EDIT: As others have done too often, I misattributed this quote to Kurt Vonnegut. Thanks for the heads up, myshoesuntied!)

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“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” —Maya Angelou, April 4, 1928—May 28, 2014

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“The most beautiful thing we can experience…”

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”
—Albert Einstein

“If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal, – that is your success.”
—Henry David Thoreau