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* Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

* Smile. It Confuses People.

* Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. - Chief Seattle

* If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others. - Tryon Edwards

* If you're not living on the edge... your're taking up too much room.

* Sampson killed 10,000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass. How many students are lost each day with the same weapon?

* DESIDERATA ....GO PLACIDLY AMID THE NOISE & HASTE, & REMEMBER WHAT PEACE THERE MAY BE IN SILENCE, AS FAR AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT SURRENDER BE ON GOOD TERMS WITH ALL PERSONS. SPEAK YOUR TRUTH QUIETLY & CLEARLY, AND LISTEN TO OTHERS, EVEN THE DULL & IGNORANT; THEY TOO HAVE THEIR STORY.......

* Condemn no man and consider nothing impossible, for there is no man who does not have a future and there is nothing that does not have its hour.

* Never, never, never, never give in. - Winston Churchill

* "Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare." - Japanese proverb

* Why was man created on the last day? So that he can be told when pride takes hold of him: God created the gnat before thee.

* There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.

* I grew up among wise men and found that there is nothing better for man than silence.

* Knowledge is not the main thing, but deeds.

* Want of forebearance in small matters confounds great plans. Confucius

* Be careful to strive after the virtue of self-restraint and to cherish far-reaching plans. Confucius

* I will not be concerned at men's not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability. The superior man is distressed by his want of ability; he is not distressed by men's not knowing him. Confucius

* Do not think yourself so large as to deem others small! He who says that others are not equal to himself, comes to ruin. Confucius

* Indulging the consciousness of being good is the way to lose that goodness; being vain of one's ability is the way to lose it. Confucius

* The scholar does not deem gold and jade precious, but loyalty and good faith. He does not crave broad lands and possessions, but holds the rectification of himself his domain. He asks not great wealth but looks upon many-sided culture as true riches. Confucius

* It is the way of the superior man to prefer the concealment of his virtue while it daily becomes more illustrious, and it is the way of the inferior man to seek notoriety while he daily goes more and more to ruin. Confucius

* The thing wherein the superior man cannot be equalled is simply this: his work which other men cannot see. Confucius

* When a man may be spoken with, not to speak with him is to waste opportunity. When a man may not be spoken with, to speak with him is to waste words. Confucius

* Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope. Hellen Keller

* I can say with conviction that the struggle which evil necessitates is one of the greatest blessings. It makes us strong, patient, helpful men and women. It lets us into the soul of things and teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcomings of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail. Hellen Keller

* The world is sown with good; but unless I turn my glad thoughts into practical living and till my own field, I cannot reap a kernel of the good. Hellen Keller

* Your manners are always under examination, and by committees little suspected -- a police in citizens' clothes -- but are awarding or denying you very high prizes when you least think of it. Emerson

* Only little souls are cocky and chesty and greedy for praise, whether they deserve it or not. These are the plagiarists, copiers, and second-raters of the world. Crane

* Wounded vanity, then, disappointed hopes, unsatisfied selfishness -- these are the old, vulgar, universal sources of man's unrest. Drummond

* Nothing done in a hurry is thorough, and an eye for small gain means a big thing undone. - Confucius

* That education should continue through life, and the joys of mental endeavor should be, especially, the solace of the old. That where men alternate work, study and play in right proportion, the brain is the last organ of the body to fail. Death for such has no terrors. Hubbard

* Yet truth, which only doth judge itself, teacheth, that the inquiry of truth, which is the love-making, or wooing of it, the knowledge of truth, which is the presence of it, and the belief of truth, which is the enjoying of it, is the sovereign good of human nature....Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Sir Francis Bacon

* To change thy mind and follow him that sets thee right is to be none the less the free agent that thou wast before... Marcus Aurelius

* We see only shadows and know only in part, and all things change; but the mind, the unconquerable mind, compasses all truth, embraces the universe as it is, converts the shadows to realities and makes tumultuous changes seem but moments in an eternal silence, or short lines in the infinite theme of perfection, and the evil but a "halt on the way to good." Though with my hand I grasp only a small part of the universe, with my spirit I see the whole, and in my thought I can compass the beneficent laws by which it is governed." Hellen Keller

* The diameter of each day is measured by the stretch of thought - not by the rising and setting of the sun. Henry Ward Beecher

* Who is wise? The man who can learn something from every man.

* And how many women, unknown and unpraised, are living days of constant devotion to high purpose! They are hidden in homes, they are persecuted by petty economies, that have given up tastes soul-deep and renounced ambitions dear as life, just to be faithful and loyal in the small corner where destiny has placed them. Crane

* Who is strong? The man who overcomes his passion.

* Who is rich? The man who is content with his fate.

* Whom do men honor? The man who honors his fellow men.

* Do not condemn your neighbor: you do not know what you would have done in his place.

* The miserly man is like a fattened ox: he will give of his fat only when he has been deprived of his life.

* He who runs after good fortune runs away from peace.

* The heart of man and the bottom of the sea are unfathomable.

* Men fall only in order to rise.

* Only he is worthy of respect who is grateful for the good and knows how to bear evil.

* African Voices - Proverbs are the daughters of experience.

* African writings reveal unprecedented window into african literacy and wisdom.

* God conceals himself from the mind of man, but reveals himself to his heart.

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