Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
~ Dr. Seuss (March 02, 1904 - September 24, 1991)
Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you can't do this or that. That's nonsense. Make up your mind, you'll never use crutches or a stick, then have a go at everything. Go to school, join in all the games you can. Go anywhere you want to. But never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible.
~ Douglas Bader (February 10, 1910 - September 05, 1982)
Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.
~ Joseph Story (September 18, 1779 - )