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Nothing is as far away as one minute ago. -- Jim Bishop

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because
they have to say something. -- Plato

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.
-- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

Never once have I regretted waiting until the morning to press the "send" button. -- Bill Purdin

A Decalogue of Canons for observation in practical life:
1. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
3. Never spend your money before you have it.
4. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.
5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
6. We never repent of having eaten too little.
7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
8. How much pain have cost us the evils which never have happened.
9. Take things always by their smooth handle.
10. When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.
-- Thomas Jefferson

If you don't accept responsibility for your own actions, then you are forever chained to a position of defense. -- Holly Lisle

To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold.
-- Archibald MacLeish

Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. -- R. Buckminster Fuller

Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance. -- William Blake
If it doesn't work out in the end, it's not the end yet. -- Bill Purdin
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. -- Immanuel Kant

As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless. -- Rodney Yee

Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. -- Comte de Buffon

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. -- Frank Crane

Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous. -- Chuang-tzu

What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. -- Confucius

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.
-- Baltasar Gracian

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