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1: "Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend." -- Albert Camus

2: "When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses." -- Joyce Brothers

3: "The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family. " -- Lee Iacocca

4: "What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories." -- George Eliot

5: "Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family." -- Anthony Brandt

6: "Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future." -- Gail Lumet Buckley

7: “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” -- Brandi Snyder

8: “What is uttered from the heart alone, will win the hearts of others to your own.” -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

9: “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked” -- Bernard Meltzer

10: “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” -- Tennessee Williams

11: "Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring." -- Oscar Wilde

12: "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." -- Albert Einstein

13: "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." -- John Lennon

14: "Love is like a friendship caught on fire: In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable." -- Bruce Lee

15: "All that we are is the result of all that we have thought."-- Buddha

16: "Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other." -- Judy Collins

17: "The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being." -- Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lamat

18: "A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes superfluous." -- Ingrid Bergman

19: "Love is the beauty of the soul." -- Saint Augustine

20: "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.." -- William Shakespeare

21: "We choose those we like; with those we love, we have no say in the matter. " - Mignon McLaughlin

22: "Love is comoposed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." -- Aristotle

23: "The only true gift is a portion of yourself." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

24: "A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad..." -- Arnold H. Glasgow

25: "The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.." -- Elisabeth Foley

26: "Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued is always beyond our grasp, but if you sit down quietly may alight upon you." -- Nathaniel Hawthorne

27: “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen

28: "Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure: where your treasure, there your heart; where your heart, there your happiness." -- Saint Augustine

29: “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” – Aristotle

30: “You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.”-- Desmond Tutu

31: “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” -- Henry Ford

32: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." -- Helen Keller

33: "In union there is strength." -- Aesop

34: "In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away." -- Shing Xiong

35: "Love is not what the mind thinks, but what the heart feels." -- Greg Evans

36: "We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young." - Letty Cottin Pogrebin

37: "One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night." - Margaret Mead

38: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mohandas K. Gandhi

39: "The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble." - Blaise Pascal

40: "All human beings are interconnected, one with all other elements in creation." - Henry Reed

41: "To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground." - Stephen Covey

42: "Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent van Gogh

43: "Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed." - Mia Hamm

44: "Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." - Benjamin Franklin

45: "I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be "happy." I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all. "- Leo C. Rosten

46: "No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change. "- Barbara de Angelis

47: " If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn't matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years -- we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on." - Sharon Salzberg

48: "In a true partnership, the kind worth striving for, the kind worth insisting on... both people try to give as much or even a little more than they get. "Deserves" is not the point. And "owes" is certainly not the point. The pont is to make the other person as happy as we can, because their happiness adds to ours. The point is -- in the right hands, everything that you give, you get." - Amy Bloom

49: "No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever."--Francois Mauriac

50: "Loving-kindness and compassion are the basis for wise, powerful, sometimes gentle, and sometimes fierce actions that can really make a difference -- in our own lives and those of others." -- Sharon Salzberg

51: "Among those I like or admire I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love I can: all of them make me laugh." --W.H. Auden

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