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Some people grin and bear it;
others smile and do it.

"The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike
our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live."
~~Mortimer Adler

Adopt the pace of Nature: her secret is patience."
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson

If God is your Co-pilot - Swap seats!

No one can go back and make a brand new start.
Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

"Nobody can bring you peace but yourself."
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
~~Laurence J. Peter

"Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged."
~~Helen Keller

Prayer should be the key of the morning and the lock of the night.
~~Owen Felltham

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

Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
~~Willian Jennings Bryan

Be like a postage stamp. 
Stick to one thing until you get there.

"Reputation is what people think about you.
Character is what people know you are"

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Do not look back on happiness,
or dream of it in the future.
You are only sure of today;
do not let yourself be cheated out of it.
~~Henry Ward Beecher

God didn't promise days without pain,
laughter without sorrow, sun without rain,
but He did promise strength for the day,
comfort for the tears and light for the way.

A friend is one .....
who strengthens you with prayers,
blesses you with love,
and encourages you with hope.

If you have one eye on yesterday, and one eye on tomorrow,
you're going to be cockeyed today.

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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A harvest of peace is produced from a seed of contentment.
~~American Proverb

He who has little and says it's enough,
has more than he who has much and wants more  

A clean conscience makes a soft pillow.

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
~~Victor Hugo

Nothing is so relevant as the eternal.

Obstacles across our path can be spiritual flat tires --
disruptions in our lives seem to be disastrous at the time,
but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.
~~Bernie Siegal

Our attitude is our wings. 
It's use is seen in proportion to the strength of wind against us.
~~Dr. Cubby

The only kind of courage that matters
is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
~~Mignon McLaughlin

Learn to write your hurts in the sand
And to carve your benefits in stone.

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
A smile is the beginning of great things If we smile at each other,
we will learn to love each other.
There are so many people who will do big things,
but there are very few people who will do small things.  
~~Mother Teresa  

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There is no verbal vitamin more potent than praise.    
~~Frederick B. Harris

"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death."
~~James F. Byrnes

Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end
street. Thinking opens new avenues.
~~Cullen Hightower

Good deeds are to the human spirit as light is to darkness!
     ~~John Gallemore

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
~~Benjamin Franklin

Do not wait for leaders.  Do it alone, person to person.
~~Mother Theresa

Let your ears hear what your mouth says.
~~Jewish Proverb 

The difference between the right word and the almost right word
is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
~~Mark Twain

The man who removes a mountain
begins by carrying away small stones.
~~Chinese proverb

If you look up, there are no limits.
~~Japanese Proverb

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Some people grumble because roses have thorns.
Be thankful instead that thorns have roses 

You must have long range goals to keep you from
being frustrated by short range failures.
~~Charles Noble

My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself,
afraid of what I think or of my opinions.
~~Ertha Kitt

Don't set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.

The Lamp burns bright
when the wick and oil are clean.
~~H. P. Blavatsky

We get ahead by what we have in our head.
~~Dr. Cubby

Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only
where you've been, but, also where you are going. 

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. 
Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
~~Franklin D. Roosevelt 

The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired,
but becomes inspired because he is working.
~~Ernest Newman

Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.

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