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"Ideas are easy. It's the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats."
~Sue Grafton (1940-2017)


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“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
~Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
 
 
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"Life must be understood backwards; but...it must be lived forwards"
Soren Kierkegaad - Danish philosopher - 1813-1855


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Time has no division to mark its passage, there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year.

Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire pistols.
~Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German novelist, The Magic Mountain [1924], Chapter 5


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Since we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our minds, our one duty is to furnish it well~Peter Ustinov
 
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"And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief, and the year smiles as it draws near its death."
~William C. Bryant (1794-1878)

 
Words well spoken.


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"We live, not as we wish to, but as we can"
Menander - Greek comic dramatist


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!


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One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: "To rise above little things."~John Burroughs (1837-1921), naturalist


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"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been."
~Rainer Maria Rilke {1875-1926)


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“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
~Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
 
 
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Sometimes a wind comes up, blows you off course. You're not ready for it, but if you're lucky, you end up in a more interesting place than you'd planned.~Nora Roberts (1950-), writer, The Calhouns: Suzanna and Megan [2005]


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We can pay our debt to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.
-- John Buchan: (1875-1940) Scottish author, government official.


"But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will."...Matthew Arnold. [now that's what I call poetic]
 
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"If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
~Orville Wright (1871-1948)

 
Case in point:

"No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris."
~Orville Wright


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"I admire the man who reveals his mind to me; I honor him who unveils his dreams. But why am I shy, and even a little ashamed before him who serves me?"
Kahlil Gibran - 1883-1931


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America is neither free nor brave, but a land of tight, iron-clanking little wills, everybody trying to put it over everybody else, and a land of men absolutely devoid of the real courage of trust, trust in life's sacred spontaneity. They can't trust life until they can control it.~D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930), writer


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"On occasion we need to make a second effort - and a third effort, and a fourth effort, and as many degrees of effort as may be required to accomplish what we strive to achieve."
~Thomas S. Monson (1927-2018)


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“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
―John Steinbeck American author. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception.
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Original: "... and what good is warmth without cold to give it sweetness?" - Travels with Charley and later novels, 1947-1962 (Library of America, 2007)


"But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will."...Matthew Arnold. [now that's what I call poetic]
 
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"All pro athletes are bilingual. They know English and profanity"
Gordie Howe - Canadian professional Hockey prayer - 1928-2016


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"Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth."
~Victor Borge (1909-2000)


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Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is.~Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Rogers (1938-) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer


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"Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal."
~Don Shula (1930-   )

"I never felt I knew it all. I always felt there's something new to learn, something new to do."
~Don Shula


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"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer"
Albert Camus - French novelist


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My mind is not a bed to be made and remade.
-- James Agate: (1877-1947) English critic, author.


"But each day brings its petty dust our soon-choked souls to fill, and we forget because we must, and not because we will."...Matthew Arnold. [now that's what I call poetic]
 
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