Thought for the day III

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Postby yat_chum » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:30 am

"You better live your best and act your best and think your best today, for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow."
Harriet Martineau (1802 - 1876)
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:11 am

"The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity."
Francis Maitland Balfour
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:31 am

"And now, Grandfather, I ask you to bless the white man.
He needs your wisdom, your guidance.
You see, for so long he has tried to destroy my people,
and only feels comfortable when given power.
Bless them, show them the peace we understand;
teach them humility.
For I fear they will someday destroy themselves and their children
as they have done so Mother Earth.
I plead, I cry, after all, they are my brothers ..."

Prayer for the white man - Native American
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:20 am

"It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin."
Katharine Butler Hathaway
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:45 am

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."
Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:27 am

"Power never takes a back step - only in the face of more power."
Malcolm X (1925 - 1965), Malcolm X Speaks, 1965
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:33 am

"Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare."
John Dryden (1631 - 1700)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:21 am

"Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them."
Marilyn Ferguson
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:27 am

"Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people."
William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:03 am

"I think over again my small adventures, my fears,
These small ones that seemed so big.
For all the vital things I had to get and to reach.
And yet there is only one great thing,
The only thing.
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world."
Inuit song
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:54 am

"Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others."
Samuel Johnson
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:36 am

"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company."
George Washington (1732 - 1799)
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:29 am

"Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world."
Annie Lennox
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:06 am

"The human tendency to regard little things as important has produced very many great things."
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:25 am

"The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty."
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778), The Social Contract, 1762
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:03 am

"When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either."
Leo Burnett
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:41 am

"Never do to others
what you would not like
them to do to you."
Confucius
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:53 am

"It is no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking." Irish saying
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:43 am

"It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation."
Dr. Rob Gilbert
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:08 am

"You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it."
Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)
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