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Human beings are more alike than unalike, and what is true anywhere is true everywhere,
yet I encourage travel to as many destinations as possible for the sake of education as
well as pleasure.
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While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that
everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.
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You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people
will never forget how you made them feel.
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Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.
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One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage,
we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful,
generous, or honest.
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No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better
tomorrow.
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Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive
at its destination full of hope.
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Nothing will work unless you do.
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Jealousy in romance is like salt in food.  A little can enhance the savor, but too much can
spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.
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Living a life is like constructing a building: if you start wrong, you'll end wrong.
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A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and
there is strength.
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Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you've got. Love it with a passion because life truly does
give back, many times over, what you put into it.
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If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
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I sustain myself with the love of family.
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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion,
some compassion, some humor, and some style.
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Human beings are more alike than we are un-alike... Try to spread your giving of yourself to
people who may not even look like you. You belong to everybody, and everybody belongs to
you.
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We need much less than we think we need.
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Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit
cards, get married, have children and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.
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I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
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I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm
hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
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Talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it.
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I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.
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Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, "I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no
snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway."
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When we find someone who is brave, fun, intelligent, and loving, we have to thank the
universe.
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Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
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Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
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I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
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We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone
through to achieve that beauty.
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If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
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The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
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No one can take the place of a friend, no one.
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I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
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If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
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The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.
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Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.
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