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Henry Steele Commager

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Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

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Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."

Unknown

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That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.

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Marcus Aurelius

Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.

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Anonymous

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Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.

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If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

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Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think we deserve a break.

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The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.

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Mahatma Gandhi

Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.

Sholem Aleichem

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The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.

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Unknown

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Whatever you need more of is what you need to tithe some. quotes

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There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

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