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For the amazing power of love is beyond all comprehension
And it alone can heal this world of it's hatred and dissension.

Don't let life slip through your fingers
by living in the past or for the future.
By living your life one day at a time,
you live all the days of your life.

Once in a while you have to take a break and visit yourself.
~~Audrey Giorgi

One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water,
one pops up while you try to hold down the other.
~~Chinese proverb

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

Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your mouth is  moving.

To a pessimist Hope is the denial of reality.
But to an optimist HOPE  is the realization of one’s dreams.
~~Geroge Brooks

It is because we are different that each of us is special.

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
~~Morris West

Wise are those who look at others with the same generosity
they offer themselves, and who look at themselves with
the same critical eye they have for others.

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Don't think you can relax your way to happiness.
Happiness comes as a result of doing.

An expert is someone called in
at the last minute to share the blame.
~~Sam Ewing

When one door closes, another opens.
But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door
that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
~~Alexander Graham Bell

A pessimist sees a problem in every opportunity.
An optimist sees an opportunity in every problem.
~~unknown

Be big enough to admit and admire the  abilities of people who are better than you.

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young, compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
~~George Washington Carver

Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free.

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
~~Mary MacCracken

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
~~Christine Bovee

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
~~Sicilian Proverb

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Always remember you're unique -- just like everyone else.

Constant thankfulness makes a human magnet out of a common personality.

Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.
~~Shana Alexander

Chance is always powerful.
Let your hook always be cast;
in the pool where you least expect it,
there will be a fish.
~~Ovid

A BEST FRIEND is like a four leaf clover,
HARD TO FIND and LUCKY TO HAVE..

Anger is a bad counselor.
~~French Proverb

Not every thing that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
~~James Baldwin

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children
... One of these is roots, the other is wings.
William Hodding Carter

When we long for life without difficulties,
remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds
and diamonds are made under pressure.
   ~~Peter Marshall

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~~William Arthur Ward

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It is better to sleep on what you plan to do
than to be kept awake by what you've done.

It's not the burdens of life that weigh us down,
it's how we handle them.

Never bend your head. Hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
~~Helen Keller

To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup,
whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up. 
~~Ogden Nash

No God, no peace. Know God, know peace.

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.

Politicians are the same all over.
They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
~~Nikita Khrushchev

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
~~Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart.
~~Danish Proverb

Many things are lost for want of asking.
~~English proverb

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It's not enough to be busy . . . the question is: what are we busy about?
~~Henry David Thoreau

"Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
~~Kahlil Gibran

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
~~Charles Dickens

Before you flare up at another's faults,
better take time to count to ten -- ten of your own.

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get,
it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything.

Good friends are like stars...
You don't always see them,
but know they are always there.

Look back to where you have been
For a clue to where you are going.

Melt the icy fingers of fear
With the sunshine of hope.

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's
growth without destroying his roots.
~~Frank A. Clark

Regret is an appalling waste of energy;
you can't build on it; it's good only for wallowing in.
~~Katharine Mansfield

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