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Today’s Quote:

“The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours.  No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen.  And the fact that it practically always doesn’t, matters not a jot.  The possibility is always there.”  –Monica Baldwin

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Today’s Quote:

“Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” – Charles Reade

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Often, we are faced with tough challenges in life.  In fact, there is a popular English proverb that says:  “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.    Martin Luther KIng Jr. said it best “The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where the stand in times of challenge and controversy.”

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Perhaps, one of the best humorists in American literature is Mark Twain; listed below are some of my favorite Twain Sayings:

  • Honesty is the best policy—when there is money in it.
  • The serpent should have been forbidden, not the apple—because they would have eaten the serpent.
  • Habit is not to be thrown out of the window, but it is to be coaxed down the stairs, one step at a time.
  • I never smoke more than one cigar–’pause’—at a time.
  • Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
  • There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate—when he can’t afford it and when he can.
  • The secret source of humor itself is not joy, but sorrow.
  • Everything in human is pathetic.
  • I have seen slower and lazier people [than Mark Twain], but they were dead.
  • Clothes make the man; naked people have little or no influence in society.
  • Don’t go to sleep; so many people die there.

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Today’s Quote:

“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.”

– C.S. Lewis

 

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Today’s Quotes:

Zen Proverb

“It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others.”

Inspirational Zen Quote

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”

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Sometimes we all need a friend like Christopher Robin was to Winnie the Pooh:  “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -Christopher Robin to Pooh

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