You cannot enslave a mind that knows itself. That values itself. That understands itself.

—Professor Wangari Maathai 

Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.

—Golda Meir 

My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.

—Oscar Wilde 

When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.

Abraham Joshua Heschel 

Art exists because life is not enough.

—Ferreira Gullar

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.

—from Zen Shin Talks

We all have souls of different ages.

—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned