Category Adversity

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Reducing an issue to black and white clears the way for violence.  ~ Anonymous

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Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

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The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince. ~ Vincent Lombardi

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That’s the reason they’re called lessons, because they lessen from day to day. ~ Lewis G. Carroll

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It amazes me what humans can do, even when streams are flowing down their faces and they stagger on… ~  Markus Zusak

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We all have strength to endure the misfortunes of others. ~ Foucault

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Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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How did they ever get the permit to create the world? ~ Stanislaw J. Lec

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Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me. ~ Ingrid Bergman

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No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. ~ C.S. Lewis

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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge–myth is more potent than history–dreams are more powerful than facts–hope always triumphs over experience–laughter is the cure for grief–love is stronger than death. ~ Robert Fulghum

Why not have “Free Immigration”

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[prior to 1914, almost anyone was allowed to immigrate to the USA at any time]  …Because it is one thing to have free immigration to jobs. It is another thing to have free immigration to welfare. And you cannot have both. If you have a welfare state, if you have a state in which every […]

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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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Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased. ~ John Steinbeck  

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It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche  

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Deus, dona mihi firmitatem.  

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Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell. ~ Frank Borman  

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In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage. ~ John Steinbeck  

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Power does not corrupt.  Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power. ~ John Steinbeck  

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A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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Once men are caught up in an event, they cease to be afraid.  Only the unknown frightens men. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery 

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Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience, then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. ~ Henry David […]

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It is not a sign of good health to be well adjusted to a sick society. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti  

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Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved. ~ Iris Murdoch  

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He who sees the calamity of other people finds his own calamity light. ~ Arabian Proverb  

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If pain could have cured us we should long ago have been saved. ~ George Santayana  

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Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat. ~ Jean Paul Sartre  

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In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy. ~ J. Paul Getty  

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You will not be given any more straw yet you must produce your full quota of bricks. ~ Bible, Exodus 5:18

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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. ~ Stella Adler  

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We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon. ~  Dr. Konrad Adenauer  

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Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped.  ~ African Proverb  

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There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.  ~ Tennessee Williams  

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Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall.  Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.  Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down.  And this is all life really means.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson  

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When the rain falls, it don’t fall on one man’s house! ~ Bob Marley  

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People of character do the right thing, not because they think it will change the world but because they refuse to be changed by the world. ~ Michael Josephson  

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In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons. ~ Croesus  

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All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. ~ Ellen Glasgow  

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I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. ~ Martha Washington  

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Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?  

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You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. ~ Mary Tyler Moore

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After age 25, you’re not a victim anymore–you’re a volunteer.

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If you can’t cope, get stronger! ~  Falline Danforth  

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Beware how you take away hope from any human being. ~  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.  

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Making men live in three worlds at once–past, present, and future has been the chief harm organized religion has done.  ~ Elbert Hubbard  

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…and I wonder during these days how God felt when He lost His son. ~ Kyle Matthews

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Money is just the poor man’s credit card. ~ Marshall McLuhan  

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Half of our mistakes in life arises from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel. ~ John Churton Collins  

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You never see a fish on the wall with its mouth shut.  

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Failure is the path of least persistence. ~ George M. Van Valkenburg, Jr