„The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.“

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—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

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—  Diana Ross American vocalist, music artist and actress 1944

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