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beardedgentlemen "The beginning is the most important part of the work"- Plato 3w

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beardedgentlemen "Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder"- Rumi 1mon

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beardedgentlemen "Always focus on the front windshield and not the rear-view mirror."-Colin Powell 1mon

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beardedgentlemen "On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom."- Michel de Montaigne 2mon

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beardedgentlemen "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."- Benjamin Franklin 2mon

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beardedgentlemen "Be kind, don't judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation."- Jasmine Guinness 3mon

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beardedgentlemen "There are better starters than me but I'm a strong finisher" - Usain Bolt 3mon

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beardedgentlemen "I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself."- Aldous Huxley 4mon

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beardedgentlemen "Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools speak because they have to say something"- Plato 4mon

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beardedgentlemen "There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book"- Josh Jameson 5mon

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beardedgentlemen “All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.” –Pope Paul VI 5mon

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beardedgentlemen "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed."- Mark Twain 5mon

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beardedgentlemen "When anger rises, think of the consequences"-Confucius 5mon

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beardedgentlemen "A day without laughter is a day wasted."- Charlie Chaplin 6mon

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beardedgentlemen "Hatred is corrosive of a person's wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation's spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society's tolerance and humanity, and block a nation's progress to freedom and democracy."- Liu Xiaobo

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beardedgentlemen "We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end, we become disguised to ourselves"- Francois de La Rochefoucauld 6mon

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beardedgentlemen "Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in."-Isaac Asimov 6mon

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beardedgentlemen "Lord, thou knowest better than myself that I am growing older and will soon be old. Keep me from becoming too talkative, and especially from the unfortunate habit of thinking that I must say something on every subject and at every opportunity.

Release me from the idea that I must straighten out other peoples' affairs. With my immense treasure of experience and wisdom, it seems a pity not to let everybody partake of it. But thou knowest, Lord, that in the end I will need a few friends.

Keep me from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point.

Grant me the patience to listen to the complaints of others; help me to endure them with charity. But seal my lips on my own aches and pains -- they increase with the increasing years and my inclination to recount them is also increasing.

I will not ask thee for improved memory, only for a little more humility and less self-assurance when my own memory doesn't agree with that of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be wrong.

Keep me reasonably gentle. I do not have the ambition to become a saint -- it is so hard to live with some of them -- but a harsh old person is one of the devil's masterpieces.

Make me sympathetic without being sentimental, helpful but not bossy. Let me discover merits where I had not expected them, and talents in people whom I had not thought to possess any. And, Lord, give me the grace to tell them so.
Amen
Prayer of an Anonymous Abbess"
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