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When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones. ~ Peter DeVries  

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Sometimes you have to be silent to be heard. ~ Stanislaw J. Lec  

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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer  

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People who do only what is required of them are, in a sense, slaves. Those who do more are free. ~ Anonymous  

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A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others. ~ Norman G. Shiddle  

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Principles are the simplicity on the far side of complexity. ~ Stephen Covey  

Light in the Soul…Peace in the World

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If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the […]

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The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. ~ B.B. King  

Five Balls (Extract from “Suzanne’s Diary to Nicholas” by James Patterson)

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Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work – Family – Health – Friends – Spirit, and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce […]

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The easiest time to add insult to injury is when you’re signing somebody’s cast. ~ Demetri Martin  

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It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot  

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Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever  encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. ~ Steve Jobs  

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The “kingdom of Heaven” is a condition of the heart–not something that comes “upon the earth” or “after death.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche  

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I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues … to underestimate one’s self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one’s own powers. ~ Sherlock Holmes  

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He’s so honest you can shoot dice with him on the telephone. ~ Dan Rather  

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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. ~ Peter Drucker  

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85% of the worlds work is done by people who don’t feel very well. ~ Winston Churchill    ++  

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The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong without comment. ~ Theodore H. White    ++  

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The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. ~ Thomas Jefferson  

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You can choose a ready guide In some celestial voice If you choose not to decide You still have made a choice You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill I will choose a path that’s clear I will chose free will.   RUSH, Free Will  

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Money often costs too much. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson  

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The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. ~ Robert Frost  

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Be prepared, and be careful not to do your good deeds when there’s no one watching you. ~ Tom Lehrer  

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I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love.  ~ Jonathan Safran Foer  

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We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what God does, and that God will not do what we can do. ~ Oswald Chambers  

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It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error. ~ United States Supreme Court  

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Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result.  Tears will get you sympathy.  Sweat will get you results. ~ Jesse Jackson  

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Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death. ~ Les Brown  

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Whatever you get paid attention for is never what you think is most important about yourself. ~ David Foster Wallace  

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People who talk about their dreams are actually trying to tell you things about themselves they’d never admit in normal conversation. ~ Chuck Klosterman  

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If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce.  If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere. ~ Zig Ziglar  

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If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn’t pay Smith. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll  

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If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too. ~ Somerset Maugham  

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I don’t drink these days. I am allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs.  ~ Robert Downey, Jr.  

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Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~ H. L. Mencken  

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What about little microphones? What if everyone swallowed them, and they played the sounds of our hearts through little speakers… ~ Jonathan Safran Foer  

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A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one’s life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself. ~ Louis L’Amour  

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Life is like a game of cards.  The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru  

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To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. ~ Steve Prefontaine  

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You are so young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions.  Refrain therefore a while from setting yourself up as judge of the highest matters. ~ Plato  

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Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.  It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it. ~ Margaret Thatcher  

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A bore is a person who deprives you of solitude without providing you company. ~ Gian Vincenzo Gravina  

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Your attitude is the librarian of your past, the speaker of your present, and the prophet of your future! ~ John C. Maxwell  

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Reality check:  you can never, ever, use weight loss to solve problems that are not related to your weight.  At your goal weight or not, you still have to live with yourself and deal with your problems.  You will still have the same husband, the same job, the same kids, and the same life.  Losing weight […]

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It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly. ~ Margaret Mead  

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Compassion is the basis of all morality. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer  

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A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in colour and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used. ~  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.  

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We are not strangers to ourselves; we only try to be. ~ Dean Koontz  

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I felt suddenly shy. I was not used to shy.  I was used to shame.  Shyness is when you turn your head away from something you want.  Shame is when you turn your head away from something you do not want. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer  

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If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~ Mother Teresa