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Happiness depends upon ourselves.
~~Aristotle

You're braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
~~Christopher Robin

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces,
I would still plant my apple tree.
~~Martin Luther

Since you cannot do good to all,
you are to pay special regard to those who,
by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances,
are brought into closer connection with you.
~~Saint Augustine of Hippo

Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of the heart.

Perhaps any of us could get along with perfect people.
But our task is to get along with imperfect people.
~~Richard L. Evans

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
~~Norman Vincent Peale

He who stands for nothing, falls for anything. 

You know your children are growing up
when they stop asking you where they came from
and refuse to tell you where they're going.
~~P. J. O-Rourke

Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of
God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond
the need of God's grace.
~~Jerry Bridges 

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The zoo is a place for animals to study the behavior of human beings. 

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do.
Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
~~Ella Fitzgerald

The darkest moments of one's life
may carry the seeds of the brightest tomorrow.

If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow,
you have no today to be thankful for.  

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but
rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
~~Hugh Downs

In the fiery furnace of adversity is forged the greatest of men and women.    

For workers, resting is a job.
For resters, working is a job.
We need to learn the job.
~~Dr. Cubby

When the mouth stumbles, it is worse than the foot.
~~West African Proverb

If you are willing to admit you are wrong when you are wrong, you are all right.

No matter what age we are, growing pains hurt...
...be it physical, spiritual, mental or emotional
~~Kay Johnstone   

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To expect life to be tailored to our specifications is to invite frustration. 

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it
~~Helen Keller

Five Rules to be Happy.
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

Tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
~~Romans

One of the most important ways to manifest integrity
is to be loyal to those who are not present.
In doing so, we build the trust of those who are present.
~~Stephen R. Covey

We judge others by their acts, but ourselves by our intentions.
~~American Proverb

"Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power." 
~~Shirley MacLane

Thought is the blossom;
language the bud;
action the fruit behind it.
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rather think like a non-looker than look like a non-thinker.
~~Dr. Cubby

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
~~Anais Nin

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Your morning thoughts may determine your conduct for the day.
Optimistic thoughts will make your day bright and productive,
while pessimistic thinking will make it dull and wasteful.
~~William M. Peck

Don't let the littleness in others bring out the littleness in you

Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
~~Maurice Setter

He that sows thistles, shall reap prickles.
~~French Proverb

If you can shape it in your mind
You can find it in your life. 

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell
others how much they love them while they're still alive.
~~O. A. Battista

When you spend your life worrying about how other people
feel, you lose track of how you feel.

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live
in torment if you don't trust enough.
~~Frank Crane

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

He who doesn't look ahead remains behind.
~~Mexican Proverb

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He stands erect by bending over the fallen.
He rises by lifting others.
~~Robert Green Ingersoll

To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.
~~W. Clement Stone

There is no medicine like HOPE,
no incentive so great,
and no tonic so powerful
as an expectation of something tomorrow.
~~O. S. Marden

Perhaps any of us could get along with perfect people. But our
task is to get along with imperfect people.
~~Richard L. Evans

A clear conscience makes a soft pillow

A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase.
~~French Proverb

Kindness is like a boomerang, it always returns.

Compassion is a verb

Peace of mind is not the absence of conflict from life,
but the ability to cope with it.

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open.

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