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It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop

Desmond Tutu

We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.

Desmond Tutu

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Fiddle-dee-dee.

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To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable

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I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !

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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

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Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

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Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

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Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17. Not alive, anyway.

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For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

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You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.

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We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.

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In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.

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Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.

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The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.

Unknown

We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.

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Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.

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The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.

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The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.

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Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.

Anonymous

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Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?

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Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.

Unknown

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I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

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Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

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Anonymous

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If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.

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A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.

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There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.

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Inch by inch, it's a cinch.

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When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

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Jim Rohn

When god closes a door, he opens a window.

Unknown

He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.

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I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

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A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.

Anonymous

Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?

Mark Twain

We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !

Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)

Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.

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Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?

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