“Our failure to discern a universal good does not record any lack of insight or ingenuity, but merely demonstrates that nature contains no moral messages framed in human terms. Morality is a subject for philosophers, theologians, students of the humanities, indeed for all thinking people. The answers will not be read passively from nature; they do not, and cannot, arise from the data of science. The factual state of the world does not teach us how we, with our powers for good and evil, should alter or preserve it in the most ethical manner.”-Stephen Jay Gould

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”Sheryl Sandberg

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.-Walt Disney

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. -Mother Teresa

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.-Benjamin Franklin

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.-Anne Frank

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.-Abraham Lincoln

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.-Dr. Seuss

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”-Albert Einstein

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”-Vidal Sassoon

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.-Wayne Gretzky

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”-Henry Ford

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”-Confucius

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”-Mark Twain

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”-Mahatma Gandhi

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”-Maya Angelou

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.”-Confucius

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.”-Roy M. Goodman

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”-Booker T. Washington

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”-Albert Einstein

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”-Mark Twain

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”-Henry Ford

“Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.”-Albert Camus

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”-Elbert Hubbard

“Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”-Benjamin Franklin

“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.”-Unknown

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open.”-Frank Zappa

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”-Chinese Proverbs

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”-Abraham Lincoln

“You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”-Anne Lamott

“If the Bible got the easiest moral question that humanity has ever faced [that is, slavery] wrong, what are the odds that the Bible got something as complicated as human sexuality wrong?”-Dan Savage

“You will not find an American astronomy, a Baptist biology, a capitalist chemistry, a mammalian math, or a feminist physics. There’s only one worldwide version of each, because they’re all based on facts, not accidents of birth or matters of opinion. Conversely, religion is nothing BUT opinions, no facts involved, which is why anybody’s word on religion is just as good as anyone else’s (to wit, no good at all).”-Richard S. Russell

“… surely it is better to know the truth than to dabble in delusions, however charming they may be. Almost invariably, the truth turns out to be far more strange and wonderful than the wildest fantasy.”-Arthur C. Clarke

“Christians can see science and technology deliver nine times but still doubt it the tenth time, and they can see religion fail nine times but still expect it to succeed the tenth time.”-Bob Seidensticker

No god ever came down and wiped out a disease. Science did. A vaccine will.”-Nick Annis

“Thus, I came…to a deep religiosity, which, however, reached an abrupt end at the age of 12. Through the reading of popular scientific books, I soon reached a conviction that much in the stories of the Bible could not be true… Suspicion against every kind of authority grew out of this experience… an attitude which has never left me.”-Albert Einstein

“The low esteem in which many evangelicals hold academic enquiry is a function of fear.”-Mark A. Nol

“If the Bible is mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust it to tell us where we are going?”-Justin Brown

“One must state it plainly. Religion comes from the period of human prehistory where nobody—not even the mighty Democritus who concluded that all matter was made from atoms—had the smallest idea what was going on. It comes from the bawling and fearful infancy of our species, and is a babyish attempt to meet our inescapable demand for knowledge (as well as for comfort, reassurance and other infantile needs). Today the least educated of my children knows much more about the natural order than any of the founders of religion, and one would like to think—though the connection is not a fully demonstrable one—that this is why they seem so uninterested in sending fellow humans to hell.”-Christopher Hitchens

“Religion is a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality, such as we find nowhere else but in a state of blissful hallucinatory confusion. Religion’s eleventh commandment is “Thou shalt not question.”-Sigmund Freud