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Words of Hope | Juice of Life by a 10 Year Old Poet
On Creativity

Words of Hope

"We judge a man's wisdom by his hope". - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety." - Job 11:17

"If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your older brother, and hope your guardian genius." - Joseph Addison.

"Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations." - Romans 4:18

"Hope is only the love of life." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive." - Robert Luis Stevenson

"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all." - Emily Dickinson

"Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind but leave-oh! Leave the light of Hope behind." - Thomas Campbell

"Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words-'Wait and hope.'" - Alexandre Dumas

"Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest enterprise that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good." - Vaclav Havel.

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Juice of Life by a 10 Year Old Poet

Living juicy isn't just a one day thing.
It is an everyday thing,
It is your growing older,
It is your manners, good or not,
It is everything you do: write, film, sing, make music,
Watch that awful, awful, TV.
It is also an invisible mark that is on your forehead who marks who you are,
And what you are,
And to be glad of it.
It is a sign of truth, lies and fate.
It is telling everyone, and teach you, to realize
Nobody is normal.
I repeat, no one.

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On Creativity

The person who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.

Creativity in living is not without its attendant difficulties, for peculiarity breeds contempt. And the unfortunate thing about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize you were right, they'll say it was obvious all along.

You have two choices in your life; you can dissolve into the mainstream, or you can be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different, to be different, you must strive to be what no one else but you can be.

- Alan Ashley-Pitt.

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