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Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.

Andy Rooney
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True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. - William Penn
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What's amazing is, if young people understood how doing well in school makes the rest of their life so much more interesting, they would be more motivated. It's so far away in time that they can't appreciate what it means for their whole life.

Bill Gates

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Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself. ~ Elbert Hubbard
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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

John Lubbock
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Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend.

Jim Harrison
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When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways - either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.

- Dalai Lama
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The hardest people to reach with the love of God are not the bad people. They know they are bad. They have no defense. The hardest ones to win for God are the self-righteous people.

Charles L. Allen
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The real lover of cats is one who demands a clearer adjustment to the universe than ordinary household platitudes provide; one who refuses to swallow the sentimental notion that all good people love dogs, children, and horses while all bad people dislike and are disliked by such.

H. P. Lovecraft
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The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Surround yourself with the right people, and realize your own worth. Honestly, there are enough bad people out there in the world - you don't need to be your own worst enemy.

- Lucy Hale
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“Painting is a means of self-enlightenment.” ~ John Olsen

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” ~ Pablo Picasso

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” ~ Charles Horton Cooley
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"If you ask yourself 'What's the best thing that happened today?' it actually forces a certain kind of cheerful retrospection that pulls up from the recent past things to write about that you wouldn't otherwise think about.

If you ask yourself 'What happened today?' it's very likely that you're going to remember the worst thing because you've had to deal with it -- you've had to rush somewhere or somebody said something mean to you -- that's what you're going to remember.

But if you ask what the best thing is, it's going to be some particular slant of light, or some wonderful expression somebody ad, or some particularly delicious salad."

- Nicholson Baker
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"We do not know where we get our ideas from. What we do know is that we do not get them from our laptops." - Johen Cleese
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"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work."

- Gustave Flaubert
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“In many shamanic societies, it you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask you one of four questions:

1. When did you stop dancing?
2. When did you stop singing?
3. When did you stop being enchanted by stories?
4. When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?”

~ Gabrielle Roth, Maps to Ecstasy

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Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow ~

James M. Barrie

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Mark Twain
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"The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again."

Ram Charan
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The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

E. E. Cummings
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Happiness is within. It has nothing to do with how much applause you get or how many people praise you. Happiness comes when you believe that you have done something truly meaningful.

- Martin Yan -
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Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.

The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.


Dalai Lama
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Life is full of surprises and and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next.

Condoleezza Rice
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Mistakes - call them unexpected learning experiences.

☆ Richard Bach
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"One day I looked at something in myself that I had been avoiding because it was too painful. Yet once I did, I had an unexpected surprise. Rather than self-hatred, I was flooded with compassion for myself because I realized the pain necessary to develop that coping mechanism to begin with."

Marianne Williamson

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There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.

John Locke
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If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.

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"No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected."

- Julius Caesar
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