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Today’s Quote: “People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.” – Thomas Merton

Today’s Word: Audacious; Audacity adj. Showing a willingness to take risks. “An audacious attack on the company.” Showing an impudent lack of respect. “An audacious move.”

Random Thought: I’ve concluded that by the time I’m wise enough to watch my step, I’ll be too old to go anywhere…

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Today’s Quote: “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde

Today’s Word: Determinate adj. Having exact and discernible limits or form.

Random Thought: Why does “slow down” and “slow up” mean the same thing?

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Today’s Quote: “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” -Laurence Sterne

Today’s Word: Myriad adj. Constituting a very large, indefinite number; innumerable: “The myriad snowflakes in the winter.”

Random Thought: Few things are harder to put up with than a good example…

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Today ’s Quote: “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” — Abigail Adams

Today’s Word: Tepid adj. Showing little enthusiasm: “The president had a tepid response to the proposal.”

Random Thought: Anybody who can swallow aspirin at a drinking fountain deserves to get well…

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Today’s Quote: “Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold – but so does a hard-boiled egg.” – Unknown

Today’s Word: Austerity n. (1) Sternness or severity of manner or attitude. (2) Extreme plainness and simplicity of style or appearance.

Random Thought: Why isn’t “palindrome” spelled the same way backwards?

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Today’s Quote: ”Remember the past, plan for the future, but live for today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.” – Luke

Today’s Word: Fractious adj. (1) Easily irritated; bad-tempered: “they fight and squabble like fractious kids.” (2) (of an organization) Difficult to control; unruly.

Random Thought: I don’t think anyone has ever gone their grave saying, “I wish I had eaten more kale.”…

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Today’s Quote: “If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.” – John Lubbock

Today’s Word: Pejorative adj. Expressing contempt or disapproval. Disparaging; belittling. “He used pejorative overtones in his speech.”

Random Thought:  Walt Disney once said: “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”…so true.

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