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Quote-Jorge Luis Borges

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July 5, 2019 · 3:47 PM

Quote-Winston Churchill

“Many men stumble over the truth from time to time,

but most pick themselves up

and hurry off as if nothing happened.”

-Winston Churchill


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You’re ALL individuals! (from Life of Brian)




Brian: Please, please, please listen! I’ve got one or two things to say.
The Crowd: Tell us! Tell us both of them!
Brian: Look, you’ve got it all wrong! You don’t NEED to follow ME, You don’t NEED to follow ANYBODY! You’ve got to think for your selves! You’re ALL individuals!
The Crowd: Yes! We’re all individuals!
Brian: You’re all different!
The Crowd: Yes, we ARE all different!
Man in crowd: I’m not…
The Crowd: Sch!



~from Monty Python’s

Life of Brian (1979)


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Quotes for New Year’s Eve

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Helen Keller

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
Tom Peters

Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
John Lubbock

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.


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Quotes to remember Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

July 18, 1918 ~ December 5, 2013

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”


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Quotes for Thanksgiving

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.  Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.  ~Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.” – Cicero

“Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else’s fairy tale.”  ~Wale Ayeni

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy


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Gigi of Rethinking Life posted recently about old sayings that are no longer valid and need to go away or be replaced with new sayings. It got me thinking…


They say, “If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.”

On the surface that is good…we shouldn’t be mean and hurtful to others.

BUT sometimes the truth hurts and the truth needs to be heard.

So new sayings:

“If you are speaking true

Say it proudly

If they don’t want to hear you

Say it loudly!”


“Not everyone will want to hear it.  

Not everyone will listen.

Lots of people will not like it.  

But it is your job to speak it.  

The Truth”




~Melanie Blackwell


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