Quotations of the day

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Associated Press

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 2:02 AM

"Most of the texts we get like this are about things like being bullied. A lot of things are about relationships, so we'll get texts from kids about breakups, or 'I like a boy, what should I do?' But the worst one we ever got said, 'He won't stop raping me. It's my dad. He told me not to tell anyone. Are you there?'" — DoSomething.org CEO Nancy Lublin, talking about the kinds of texts that inspired her to lead an effort to start a 24-hour text number to help teens in need.

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"How sad it is to see this blessed land suffer in its children, who relentlessly tear one another to pieces and die! It seems that nothing can overcome evil, terrorism, murder and hatred." — One of the meditations, authored by members of Lebanon's Christian community, recited during a Good Friday procession at Rome's Colosseum.

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"It did help reinforce that I'm a good person. I questioned that a lot because of my colorful past," — Christopher Knafelc, a recovering drug addict who is being hailed as a hero after jumping onto subway tracks in Philadelphia to save a man who had fallen off a platform.

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