I couldn't help but talk about this; on the Japanese box art of Sonic 1, 2, CD and Knuckles, there is an uplifting quote in very tiny print on each of them. Here are all of them for your reading pleasure:
"Don't just sit there and waste your
precious time. When you want to do something, do it right away.
Do it when you can. It's the only way to live a life without regrets."
Sonic 2 has the same quote on its box:
Sonic CD (the image is a bit hard to see):
"To live a life of power, you must have faith that what you believe is right, even if others tell you you're wrong.
The first thing you must do to live a life of power is to find courage. You must be ready to reach beyond the boundaries of Time itself.
And to do that, all you need is the will to take that first step...."
Sonic CD (back):
"Ask not what others can do for you, but what you can do for others." -Sonic
Sonic & Knuckles:
"SONIC RACES THROUGH THE GREEN FIELDS.
THE SUN RACES THROUGH A BLUE SKY FILLED WITH CLOUDS.
THE WAYS OF HIS HEART ARE MUCH LIKE THE SUN. SONIC RUNS AND RESTS; THE SUN RISES AND RESTS.
DON'T GIVE UP ON THE SUN. DON'T MAKE THE SUN LAUGH AT YOU."
I'm at a loss of words. This is simply the greatest thing ever.