I have known sorrow, 
therefore I may laugh with you, 
O Friend, more merrily
than those who never sorrowed upon earth
and know not laughter’s worth…
I have known laughter, 
therefore I may sorrow with you
 far more tenderly, 
than those who never guess, 
how sad a thing may be.
Theodosia Garrison 
Man is here for the sake of other men—
Above all, for those upon whose smile and 
well-being our own happiness depends,
And also for the countless unknown souls
with whose fate we are connected by a 
bond of sympathy.
Many times a day I realize how much my own 
outer and inner life is built upon the
labors of my fellow men, both living and
dead and how earnestly I must exert
myself to give in return as much as I
have received. 
Albert Einstein
I am What I am 
By Gloria Gaynor 
Music / lyrics: Jerry Herman
I am what I am I don`t need praise, 
I don`t need pity, 
I bang my own drum Some call it noise, 
I call it pretty. 
And so what if I love each bauble and each bangle, 
Why not try to see things from a different angle? 
Your life is a sham ‘Till you can shout out, 
“I am what I am!” 
I am what I am 
And what I am 
Needs no excuses. I deal my own deck, 
Sometimes the ace 
Sometimes the deuces. 
And there’s no return and no deposit, 
So it’s time to open up your closet! 
Life’s not worth a damn, ‘Till you can say, 
“Hey, world, 
“I am what I am!”