Quotes

Montreal Botanical Gardens

Quote-of-The-Week from days gone by…

 

 

“A drop of ink may make a million think.”

Lord Byron

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“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.”

Pablo Neruda

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“Logic will take you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Albert Einstein

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“May: the lilacs are in bloom. Forget yourself.” 

Marty Rubin

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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Agatha Christie

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“I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”

Harriet Tubman

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“The sooner you fall behind the more time you have to catch up.”

Steven Wright

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“A fuerza, ni los zapatos entran.”
You can’t force your shoes to fit.  You can’t force your way into anything.

 Mexican saying

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“I imagine that yes is the only living thing.”

e.e. cummings

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A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.”

 ~ Robert Frost

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“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” 

e. e. cummings

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“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.”

Agatha Christie

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“When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.”

Ursula Le Guin

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“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” 

Lord Byron

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They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.”

Mexican Proverb

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“…and your very flesh shall be a great poem” 

Walt Whitman

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“We’re not strong because we struggle, we struggle because we’re strong.” 

― Ken Bivins, the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future,” 
“Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are 
unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume 
there is no hope, you guarantee there will be no hope.” 

Noam Chomsky

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“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” 

Robert H Schuller

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“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you 

select your clothes every day. That’s a power you can cultivate. If you 

want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the 

only thing you should be trying to control.”

— Elizabeth Gilbert

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“We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.” 

– Earl Nightingale

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“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  

– Edith Wharton

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“I will love the light for it shows me the way.  Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” 

Og Mandino

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“Real knowledge is to know

the extent of one’s ignorance.”

Confucius

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“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” 

– Mother Teresa

“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a

stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light

from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.”

-Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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“Not everything that is faced can be changed.  But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

James Baldwin

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“Earth’s crammed with heaven….”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,

We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”

Humbert Wolfe

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“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”

Virginia Woolf

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“Experience is the sinking feeling you have made this mistake before.”

old saying, author unknown

“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.”

Ursula Le Guin

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“Keep your chin up, but not so high that you can’t see what’s ahead of you.”

Odin Wilde

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“Pigs are smarter than dogs, and both are smarter than Congress.”

Elayne Boosler

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“Cheesecake with a side of bacon, please.” 

Kevin Rutledge

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Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.

Native American Proverb

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“Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.” 

~ Mark Twain

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“If there were to be a universal sound depicting peace, I would surely vote for the purr.” 

Barbara L. Diamond

“One cat just leads to another.”

Ernest Hemingway

 

“Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.” 

Joseph Wood

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“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”

Albert Schweitzer

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“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”

Sigmund Freud

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“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”

Robert Frost

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“Painting is by nature a luminous language.” 

Robert Delaunay

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“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.“

-Claude Monet

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“There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.” 

-Dejan Stojakovic

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“Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.”

― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

 

We are the kiss between earth and heaven,

We are the song between sky and ground.

Sing for your life and for the world we’re making.

Nothing is lost that can’t be found.

~Gerri Ravyn Stanfield

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“Elvish singing is not a thing to miss, in June under the stars, not if you care for such things.” 

-J.R.R. Tolkein, The Hobbit

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“My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.” 

-Richard Adams, Watership Down

 

The Stars
The stars are grains of salt 
thrown over God’s shoulder.
They fly from us and we fly after. 

But the heart,  that dark star,
the heart that heavy planet, 
is all we can know of heaven.
–Morton Marcus

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“Joy and sorrow are inseparable…together they come, and when one sits alone with you…remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.”

-Kahlil Gibran

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“A clear conscience is a sure sign of a bad memory.”

Mark Twain

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“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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“I am breathing tree. Tree is breathing me. 

Symbiotic mystery…breathing tree and me.” 

Barbara McAfee

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“Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.”

Ursula LeGuin

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“You never change things by fighting the existing

reality. To change something, build a new model

that makes the existing model obsolete.”

Buckminster Fuller

“Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul

And sings the tune without the words

And never stops at all.”

— Emily Dickinson

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“If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.” 

~ Frank Lane

“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”

Mark Twain

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“It is often that a person’s mouth broke his nose.”

-Irish saying

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“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants won’t help.” 

Calvin and Hobbes

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“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.”

Jim Carrey

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“The giving of love is an education in itself.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”

~George Eliot

 

“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.” 

Margaret Shepherd

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“The reason women don’t play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.”

Phyllis Diller

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“May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.”

Irish proverb

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“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”

~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.”

-Neil Gaiman

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To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.
~Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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“Weather is a great metaphor for life–sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.” 

~ Pepper Giardino

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“If at first you don’t succeed, so much for skydiving.” 

Henny Youngman

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“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”  

~Jewish Proverb

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“If the only prayer you say in your entire life is ‘Thank you’, that would suffice.”

~Meister Eckhart

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“The problem, if you love it, is as beautiful as the sunset,” 

J. Krishnamurti.

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“Quests always have their ups and downs,’ rumbled the giant. ‘The point is never to give up, even if you’re falling off a cliff. You never know what might happen on the way to the bottom.” 

Nancy Farmer 

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“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”

Erma Bombeck 

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“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” 

~George Carlin

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“Don’t ask for things to be easier, ask to be stronger and wiser.” 

Unknown

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“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.”

Fred Allen

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Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in”

~Leonard Cohen

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“It ain’t the heat; it’s the humility.”

    ~Yogi Berra

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

Albert Camus

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“I tell you the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” 

– Vincent van Gogh

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A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.”

Anthony Burgess

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“A single, ordinary person still can make a difference – and single, ordinary people are doing precisely that every day.”
Chris Bohjalian

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“If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for in the morning, sleep late.”

Henny Youngman

 

“Too much agreement kills a chat.” 

Eldridge Cleaver

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“The obstacle is the path.” 

Zen proverb

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“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even

if I may not have it at the beginning.”

Mahatma Gandhi

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“The best mind altering drug is truth.”  

Lily Tomlin

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“Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.”

~Kim Hubbard

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“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.”
~Thor Heyerdahl

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“When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before.”
~Mae West

 

“Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.”

~Pete Seeger

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“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.”
~Erma Bombeck
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“Once you can accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy.”
~Albert Einstein

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“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.”
~Miles Davis

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“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.”
~Steven Hawking

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“Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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“I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not”

~ Lucille Ball

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“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”
~James Dean

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“The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”
~Lily Tomlin quote

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“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”
~Mae West

 

“Never take life seriously…nobody ever gets out alive anyway.”
~Anon

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“If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.” 

Erma Bombeck

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“Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.”  

Edward R. Murrow

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“–You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
–What mood is that?
–Last-minute panic.”

Calvin and Hobbes

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“We can’t think outside the box when thinking is the box.” 

Michael Brown

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“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.” 

Lily Tomlin

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“If you had a million Shakespeares, could they write like a monkey?”

Steven Wright

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“If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet you’d best take it out and teach it to DANCE!” 

-George Bernard Shaw

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“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”  

Henri Matisse

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People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love.” 

-Chuck Palahniuk

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“A curse that is a blessing is a Blursing.” 

Evan Hodkins

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“Courage is being scared to death – and saddling up anyway.”  

John Wayne

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“Learn how to live, and you’ll know how to die; learn how to die, and you’ll learn how to live.”

Morrie Schwartz

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“My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.”

Emo Phillips

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“If the only prayer you say in your entire life is “Thank you” that would suffice.”

~Meister Eckhart

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 “Never let a problem to be solved become more important than the person to be loved.”

Barbara Johnson

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“All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.”

Kabir

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“To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist. The problem is entirely the same in both cases: to know how much oil one must mix with one’s vinegar.”

Oscar Wilde

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“Upon arising on a day with much to be done, dress slowly.”

~My father quoting a Chinese Saying

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“Dogs have Owners, Cats have Staff.”

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“A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.”

Milton Berle

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“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”

Don Marquis

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“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”

Mark Twain

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“A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.”

Jerry Seinfeld

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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” 

Dr. Seuss

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“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” 

Groucho Marx

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“You don’t create your mission in life – you detect it.” 

~ Viktor Frankl

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Seriousness and pleasure should thrive together.
Allvar och gamman trives gärna samman.

~Swedish saying

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“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.”

Mark Twain

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“My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.”

Mike Myers

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“I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.” 
~Author Unknown
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“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”  

~George Carlin

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“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”  

~Mahatma Gandhi

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“Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself.” 

~Miles Davis

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“As we express gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.”
~JFK

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“I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.”
Ellen DeGeneres

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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” 

Dr. Seuss

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“If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.”  

Will Rogers

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Allting går igen.

Everything comes round.

~Swedish saying

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“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” 

Harriet Tubman

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“Expectation is the root of all heartache. “

William Shakespeare

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“I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives.”  

Billy Connolly

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“Logic will get you from A to Z.  Imagination will get you everywhere.”

Albert Einstein

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“What is reality anyway?  Just a collective hunch.” 

Lily Tomlin

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“There is more wisdom in your bodies than in your deepest philosophies”  

Friedrich Nietzsche

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“We are all in this together, by ourselves.”   

Lily Tomlin

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Bakom berget finns också folk
(Behind the mountain there are people too)
Swedish saying

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“Never test the depth of the water with both feet.” 

Old saying

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“What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover?  A rash of good luck.” 

~Author Unknown

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“She turned to the sunlight

    And shook her yellow head,

And whispered to her neighbor:

    “Winter is dead.” 

-A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young

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“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”

John W. Gardner

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“I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” 
~ 4-year-old Lauren

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It should not be hard for you to stop sometimes and look into the stains of walls, or 

ashes of a fire, or clouds, or mud or like places, in which, if you consider them well, you may find really marvelous ideas.”

~Leonardo da Vinci

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“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.”

Lilly Pulitzer

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“You have to sit by the side of a river a very long time before a roast duck will fly into your mouth.”

Guy Kawasaki

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“Diaper backwards spells repaid. Think about it”

Marshall McLuhan

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“If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.”
Will Rogers

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“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” 

Erica Jong

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“A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.”

Spike Milligan

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“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.”

Maya Angelou

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More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good.  

~Linda Sunshine

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“Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.”

Carl Gustav Jung

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“Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

Oscar Wilde

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“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” 

André Gide

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“At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done
– then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” 

John Steinbeck

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“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes…only sooner.”

Tallulah Bankhead

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“A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.”
Elbert Hubbard

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“If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much.”

Tom Krause

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‘Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

Buddha

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“If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.”

Dag Hammarskjold

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“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

Yogi Berra

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“He who does not understand a joke, he does not understand Danish.”

Georg Brandes

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“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”  

Abraham Lincoln

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“We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.”

E.B. White

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“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”

Mark Twain

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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” 

Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”

Mae West

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“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”

Confucius

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“Eat, Drink and Be Scary.”

Unknown

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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” 

Dr. Seuss

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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”  

Soren Kierkegaard

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“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”

Albert Einstein

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“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” 

― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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“My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.” 

-George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows

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“Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.”

Fred Brooks

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“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” 

Vern McLellan

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“For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!” 

Mehmet Murat Ildan

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“Maybe this year, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives not looking for flaws, but looking for potential.” 

Ellen Goodman

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“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” 

Helen Keller

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. 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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“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it.”  

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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“We act as if comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
Charles Kingsley.
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“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” 
Henry Ford
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“The journey is the reward.” 

—Steve Jobs

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“The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning.  Uncertainty is the very condition which impels people to unfold their powers.”

Eric Fromm

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“The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”

Bertrand Russell

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“The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you’ll make one.”

Elbert Hubbard

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How do people make it through life without a sister? 

~Sara Corpening

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“Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart.

Learn to love the questions themselves.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

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“If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.”

Dag Hammarskjold

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“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.” 

Chinese Proverb

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Ingenting under solen är beständigt.

Nothing beneath the sun is lasting.

Swedish proverb

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“We do not remember days.

We remember moments.”

Cesare Pavese

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“Humor does not diminish the pain – it makes the space around it get bigger.”

Allen Klein

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“I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”

Walt Whitman

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“Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.”

Mae West

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“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”

Vincent Van Gogh

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“Do you ever wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always wait for the longest day of the year and then miss it!” 

The Great Gatsby

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“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,’I will try again tomorrow.’ “

Mary Anne Radmacher 

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“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.”

Charlie Chaplin

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“ Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.”  

~Oscar Wilde

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“Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.”  

Whoopi Goldberg

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“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”

Jimi Hendrix

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“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” 

-Dr. Seuss

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“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.”

Steven Wright

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“Happiness is good health and a bad memory.”

Ingrid Bergman

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“I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?”

Zhuangzi

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“Rock is so much fun. That’s what it’s all about – filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows.”

Jimi Hendrix

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“Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.“

Franklin P. Jones

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“Peace can never be achieved by force.
It can only be achieved by understanding.”

Albert Einstein

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“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”

Raymond Lindquist

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“Always remember that you are absolutely unique.  Just like everyone else.”

Margaret Mead

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“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”

Joseph Chilton Pearce

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“On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.”

Rodney Dangerfield

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“You can do no great things; only small things with great love.”

Mother Teresa

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Det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder.

(There is no bad weather, only bad clothing)
~Swedish saying

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“All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.” 

Lily Tomlin

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“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” 

Dr. Seuss

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“If you are going through hell, keep going”  

Winston Churchill

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“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.”

Moliere

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“Be grateful for luck.

Pay the thunder no mind.

Listen to the birds and

Don’t hate nobody.”

 

Eubie Black

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“It’s never too late to be 

what you might have been.”

George Eliot

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“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to

be continually fearing that you will make one.”

Elbert Hubbard

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“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking

for the experience of being alive.”

Joseph Campbell

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“If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too.” 

― Dr. Seuss

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“The time comes when the pain to remain

a caterpillar is greater than the metamorphosis

it takes to become a butterfly.”

AlexSandra L. Lett

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“Whatever your age, your upbringing,

or your education, what you are made

of is mostly unused potential.”

George Leonard

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“A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.” 

-Patricia Briggs, Dragon Blood

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“If you find that someone is holding you back

from achieving those things you believe you

want, think again. Could it be that they are

merely the outer edge of your aspirations and

that, on another level entirely, you seek

fulfillment of a different kind?”

Sally Brompton

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“We think too much and feel too little.”

Charlie Chaplin

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“Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold pint and another one!”

Irish saying

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“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us all.”

~Voltaire

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“Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be.” 

~Toni Morrison, Beloved

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“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” 

-George Orwell, 1984

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“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” 

~Dr. Seuss

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“Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.”

Mayla Kabat Zinn

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“These are the best days of your life.”

Chinese saying

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“Art is the set of wings to carry you out of your own entanglement.”

Joseph Campbell

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“What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?“

~Pablo Neruda

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“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” 

Sean O’Casey

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“Keep in mind always the present you are

constructing; it should be the future you want.”

Alice Walker

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“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes

on the  grass under the trees on a summer’s day, 

listening to the murmur of water, or

watching the clouds float  across the sky,

is by no means a waste of time.”

J. Lubbock 

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“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your father was.”

-Irish saying

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“The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”   

Socrates

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“A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.”

~Welsh Proverb

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“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

~Seneca

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“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” 

Dr. Seuss

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