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Voices of inspiration and insight from history's memory cache. This page is updated frequently, so stay tuned.

“Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.” - Anna Freud

“It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.” - Albert Einstein

“We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.” - Alexis de Tocqueville

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” - Carl Sandburg

“There is no more magic behind the fact that groups have properties of their own, which are different from the properties of their subgroups or their individual members, than behind the fact that molecules have properties, which are different from properties of the atoms or ions of which they are composed.” - Kurt Lewin

“Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.” - Nelson Mandela

“Things are only impossible until they're not.” - Jean-Luc Picard

“Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far.” - Euripides

“I have used the term ‘anti-structure’ to describe both liminality [social in-betweenness] and what I have called ‘communitas.’ I meant by it not a structural reversal... but the liberation of human capacities of cognition, affect, volition, creativity, etc., from the normative constraints incumbent upon occupying a sequence of social statuses. People in these circumstances form a kind of institutional capsule or pocket which contains the germ of future social developments, of societal change.” - Victor Turner

“Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling to as a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.” - George Sand