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  1. #251


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    “It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.”


    — Wisdom of Confucius

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  2. #252


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    I often ask myself, “When is it my turn to be happy? When will I get the chance to wake up smiling and go to sleep in peace?” But the truth is, our stars will never align perfectly, will never illuminate the pathway to a perfect life. We can surround ourselves with people who make us smile, who make us laugh, who make us glad to be alive. We can go all around the world, searching for our happiness in every bottle and every forced fable. But the source of happiness is inside each and everyone of us. We are the only person that can provide our own joy and fulfillment. The first step is to decide we are not going to let ourselves be unhappy in our skin anymore. And today, I take that first step.

    --- UNKNOWN
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  3. #253


    Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
    ~ Philip K. Dick
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  4. #254


    Bay Area
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    Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
    ~Howard Scott

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  5. #255


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    The United States should be a country, Of the people, By the people, For the people.

    Not a country, Of the politicians, By the politicians, For the politicians.

    --- Unknown
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  6. #256


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Through studying many Buddhist texts we may become a renowned scholar; but if we do not put Buddha’s teachings into practice, our understanding of Buddhism will remain hollow, with no power to solve our own or others’ problems. Expecting intellectual understanding of Buddhist texts alone to solve our problems is like a sick person hoping to cure his or her illness through merely reading medical instructions without actually taking the medicine.
    Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - “Modern Buddhism”
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  7. #257


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    Alcohol is a very necessary article ...

    It makes life bearable to millions of people who could not endure their existence if they were quite sober.

    It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning.


    George Bernard Shaw
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  8. #258


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    It was six men of Indostan
    To learning much inclined,
    Who went to see the Elephant
    (Though all of them were blind),
    That each by observation
    Might satisfy his mind


    The First approached the Elephant,
    And happening to fall
    Against his broad and sturdy side,
    At once began to bawl:
    "God bless me! but the Elephant
    Is very like a wall!"




    The Second, feeling of the tusk,
    Cried, "Ho! what have we here
    So very round and smooth and sharp?
    To me 'tis mighty clear
    This wonder of an Elephant
    Is very like a spear!"




    The Third approached the animal,
    And happening to take
    The squirming trunk within his hands,
    Thus boldly up and spake:
    "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
    Is very like a snake!"




    The Fourth reached out an eager hand,
    And felt about the knee.
    "What most this wondrous beast is like
    Is mighty plain," quoth he;
    " 'Tis clear enough the Elephant
    Is very like a tree!"




    The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
    Said: "E'en the blindest man
    Can tell what this resembles most;
    Deny the fact who can
    This marvel of an Elephant
    Is very like a fan!"




    The Sixth no sooner had begun
    About the beast to grope,
    Than, seizing on the swinging tail
    That fell within his scope,
    "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
    Is very like a rope!"




    And so these men of Indostan
    Disputed loud and long,
    Each in his own opinion
    Exceeding stiff and strong,
    Though each was partly in the right,
    And all were in the wrong!


    Moral:


    So oft in theologic wars,
    The disputants, I ween,
    Rail on in utter ignorance
    Of what each other mean,
    And prate about an Elephant
    Not one of them has seen!
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  9. #259


    Bay Area
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    If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend.
    ~Doug Larson

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  10. #260


    Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
    ~ Hans Christian Andersen
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