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If ol' Bill doesn't take your fancy, the written word has a plethora of emotions to strike up and a multitude of go-to beautiful passages from literature. Some of these may be very word heavy or 'deep' in thought, so could be better suited for teachers to quote and have students look back in years to come and feel inspired and overcome with joy once more.

  • "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world" - Anne Frank, taken from The Diary of a Young Girl
  • "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars" - Oscar Wilde, taken from Lady Windermere's Fan
  • "I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then" - Lewis Carroll, taken from Alice in Wonderland
  • "Not all those who wander are lost" - J. R. R. Tolkien, taken from The Lord of the Rings
  • "The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience" - Frank Herbert, taken from Dune
  • "I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing" - Herman Melville, taken from Moby Dick
  • "If you have the guts to be yourself, other people'll pay your price" - John Updike, taken from Rabbit, Run
  • "If you don't try at anything, you can't fail... It takes back bone to lead the life you want" - Richard Yates, taken from Revolutionary Road
  • "If you look for perfection, you'll never be content" - Leo Tolstoy, taken from Anna Karenina
  • "When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too" - Paulo Coelho, taken from The Alchemist
  • "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be" - J.K. Rowling, taken from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • "My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time" - Charles Dickens, taken from David Copperfield