Thought For The Day

Thought For The Day

 

 

 

Forgiving frees your soul and helps you heal and grow.

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Everyone can make a difference in their community.

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Listen with your heart.

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Peace begins with a smile.                 …  Mother Teresa

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There is always a voice saying the right thing to you somewhere if you’ll only listen for it.            …..  Thomas Hughes

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If prayer was your job, would you still be employed?

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Stop every day to count your blessings.

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Take time for beauty! – It’s everywhere!

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Don’t ruin a new day by thinking about yesterday.  Let it go.          …  Author unknown

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Time is the coin of life.  Only you can determine how it will be spent.                        …  Carl Sandburg

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Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.  It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

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Together we can make each other stronger.

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Strong beliefs win strong men and then make them stronger.

                                                                               …….   Walter Baghot

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Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them.                                ….Rose Kennedy

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I could go all day without making a mistake, but I wouldn’t get anything done.              …..Paul Goulding

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To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.                                                                  …  Anatole France

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If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats.  But if you take no risks, you win no victories.                                                             …   Richard Nixon

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The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward.                … Arthur Koestler

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No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.                … Helen Keller

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Give the gift of kindness and hope it gets re-gifted.

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The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.                             … Oprah Winfrey

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You’re alive!  Do something good.

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A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.            … James Russell Lowell

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Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair.  It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.

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Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.

   …  Joseph Wood Krutch

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To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent — that is to triumph over old age.            …. Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic.       … Dan Rather

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When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.     

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All the water in the world can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside.

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Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.
                                                                                                                         …   Phyllis Diller

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Other people’s feelings, needs, and wants are to be respected and valued.  Violating other people leads to guilt and accepting the consequences.             … From ‘Homecoming’

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Don’t promise when you’re happy.  Don’t reply when you’re angry and don’t decide when you’re sad.

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Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age. As your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
-Phyllis Diller

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This is a day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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Always work to make tomorrow a great day!

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An idea is a point of departure and no more.

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Never look down on someone unless you are helping them up.

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We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.     

                                                                                                                      …   Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It’s okay to make mistakes.  Mistakes are our teachers.  They help us learn.          …   From ‘Homecoming’

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I am only one, but still I am one.  I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.  And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.                  …  Helen Keller

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Be the change you want to see in the world.

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Live in terms of your strong points.  magnify them, let your weaknesses shrivel up and die from lack of nourishment. 

                                                   …   William Young Elliott

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Do what makes you happy!

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Public sentiment is everything.  With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.                                                                                                                                                                                          …  Abraham Lincoln

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Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.      … Abraham Lincoln

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It’s never too late to start over.  If you weren’t happy with yesterday try something different today.  Don’t stay stuck.  Do better.”

                                                        ….   Unknown Author

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Common looking people are the best in the world;  that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

                                                       … Abraham Lincoln

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Other people’s feelings, needs, and wants are to be respected and valued.  Violating other people leads to guilt and to accept the consequences.                         …  From ‘Homecoming’

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As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take the course he will.  He will be sure to repent.                ….   Socrates

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One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.                                  …   William Shakespeare

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A mistake is simply another way of doing things.                          ……   Katharine Graham

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Wit is educated insolence.                                    …   Aristotle

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Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?                 

                                                                               …..  Rose Kennedy

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It’s when you are safe a home that you wish you were having an adventure.  When you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.                                      …..  Thornton Wilder

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Time will explain it all.  He is a talker and needs no questioning before he speaks.            …  Euripides

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The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.                ….   Kin Hubbard

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If at first, you don’t succeed, try doing it the way mom told you to in the beginning.

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There must be more to life than having everything!                ….   Maurice Sendak

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Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated.  You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.     

You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.    

                                  …   David Lloyd George.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.                                …. Mark Twain 

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Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

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Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right toad.    … Dag Hammarskjold

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Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.          …   John Wooden

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Be an Encourager.  The world is full of critics.

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Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.                          …   Martin Buxbaum

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Never take a job where winter winds can blow up your pants.       … Geraldo Rivera

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In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

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If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone.  A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.                  … Samuel Johnson

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A good man is not necessarily a Godly man, but a Godly man is certainly a good man!

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I guess I think of lotteries as a tax on the mathematically challenged.              …   Roger Jones

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Anyone who doesn’t miss the past never had a mother.                      …  Gregory Nunn

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Mother’s love is peace.  It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.        … Erich Formn

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If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.                           …   George MacDonald                                                              ………………………..

I’ve learned  …..  That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

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It’s crucial to develop a balanced sense of responsibility.  This means accepting the consequences for what you do and refusing to accept the consequences for what someone else does.

…   From ‘Homecoming’

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If it can be broken, it can be fixed with duct tape or zip strips.

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In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

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If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.     …  Bette Davis

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Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.  It will never fail you.        …   Frank Lloyd Wright

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I don’t believe one grows older.  I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.                            ….  T.S. Eliot

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As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.                      …  Mahatma Gandhi

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Nurture your mind with great thoughts;  to believe in the heroic makes heroes.         …. Benjamin Disraeli

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It’s essential, to tell the truth at all times.  This will reduce life’s pain.  Lying distorts reality.

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It’s okay to feel what you feel.  Feelings are not right or wrong.  They just are.

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We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.                       …. Martha Grimes

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Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen.  Keep in the sunlight.         …. Benjamin Franklin

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The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.                         …..Mark Twain

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A negative mind will never give you a positive life.

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Mix a little foolishness with your prudence; it’s good to be silly at the right moment.                      …  Horace

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I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.                             …. Abraham Lincoln 

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Every day is a new opportunity.  

You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again.  

That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.

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Work for a cause, not for applause.

Live your life to express, not to impress.

Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.

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Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will!

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Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.                                   ….   William James

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Nothing endures but personal qualities.                    

….. Walt Whitman

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Pray hardest when it’s hardest to pray.

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   You’re not getting older, you’re getting better.  An apple tree is at its prime when it’s about 50 years old.

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To be loved, be lovable.

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Faith – It makes things possible, not easy.

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                                   Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety,                                         deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.                           ….   Benjamin Franklin

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Be sure you taste your words before you spit them out.

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                       It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.                                                                                ……  John Steinbeck

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Joy is not in things; it is in us.              …   Richard Wagner

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The world is a dangerous place – not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.                                …  Albert Einstein

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A journey is like a marriage.  The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.          

                                                                                                          ….   John Steinbeck

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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.                                   …  Helen Keller

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GOOD FRIENDS ARE THE RARE JEWELS OF LIFE  …
DIFFICULT TO FIND AND IMPOSSIBLE TO REPLACE!

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Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.                           …..Walter Elliott                                                                                                                                                                                 

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What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think.

…. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

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Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.      

                                                                                                          ….   Jean de la Fontaine

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Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves.             …Ovid

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Consider the postage stamp:  Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

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It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

                                ….   Albert Einstein

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When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

                                                ….     Franklin D. Roosevelt 

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Develop interest in life as you see it;  in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.  Forget yourself.      ….   Henry Miller

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The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

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One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.

                                                                                                                    …..   W.E. Johns

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Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.

                                                                                          …….   Henry Beecher

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Time has a way of weeding out the trivial.                                                   ….   Richard Ben Sapir

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Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.

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Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.  Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change.

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Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean.

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Visits always give pleasure – if not the arrival, the departure.

—  Portuguese proverb

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Keep your fears to yourself; share your courage with others.    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    — Robert Louis Stevenson

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The man who makes no mistakes lacks boldness and the spirit of adventure.  He never tries anything new.  He is a brake on the wheels of progress.

…. M.W. Larmour

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Marriage is one long conversation, checkered with disputes. … Robert Louis Stevenson

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Don’t worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you.
                                                       – Winston Churchill

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Law of the Bath – When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone will ring.

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Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

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Your life is what your thoughts make it.                               …….    Marcus Aurelius

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No good thing is pleasant to possess without friends to share it.         …..Seneca the Younger

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There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness, and truth are absent.                                 ……Leo Tolstoy

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Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.               ….     Franklin D. Roosevelt

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If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.

                                                  ….       Yugoslav Proverb

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About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.

                                                         …..  Gloria Pitzer

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Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it.

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The greatest thing in life is love and the second is laughter.        …G.Y. Morgan

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Age considers; youth ventures.         ….  Rabindranath Tagore

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You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.     …  Ethel Barrymore

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“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
                                                                                                 …Abraham Lincoln

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Don’t be afraid to take big steps.  You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.               ….. David Lloyd Geprge

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We are at risk of producing more technology than the world can adapt to.

                                                                 …  Dan Hutcheson

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Research is formalized curiosity.  It is poking and prying with a purpose. 

                                                    ………  Zora Neale Hurston

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The real treasures in life aren’t the things you collect along the way  … they’re the friendships that surround you.

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Judge not, that ye be not judged.              …… Matthew 7:1

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You can learn little from victory.  You can learn everything from defeat. 

… Christy Mathewson

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Laughter is the closest distance between two people.     … Victor Borge

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Never do a country girl wrong.  Even if she doesn’t have a gun, her daddy will.

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Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.

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Pride is concerned with who is right, Humility is concerned with what is right.

….. Ezra Taff Benson