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"We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects."
~ Herman Melville
"Loneliness is the first thing which God's eye named not good."
~ John Milton
"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone...and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something."
~ Sandra Day O'Connor
"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
~ John Lennon
"Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate" ~ William Arthur Ward
"Nearly all men can stand the test of adversity, but if you really want to test a man's character, give him power." ~ Abraham Lincoln
"Mrs. Hopewell had no bad qualities of her own but she was able to use other people's in such a constructive way that she never felt the lack." ~ Flannery O'Connor (in her short story Good Country People)