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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.

Leo Rosten

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.

Leo Rosten

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Anonymous

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With malice toward none, with charity for all.

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Actions speak louder than words.

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Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.

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There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.

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Unattributed

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John C. Maxwell

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Must you flirt ?

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Unknown

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Unknown

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