Before you can break out of prison, you must realize you are locked up.

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“I think that it is a great tragedy that a child can lose their mother, father, sister or brother, because you and I made a decision that getting loaded was more important than they are.”

― Pamela Barrett, Tales of the Titmouse

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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“Ros was dead.

He had loved heroin more than it loved him. I was shocked beyond imagining; he was the first of my friends to fall.”

― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

They speak of my drinking, but never think of my thirst.

~Scottish Proverb

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“That’s what was wrong with drinking too much. You became immune to drunken delights. There was no solace in liquor. Before you got happy, you collapsed.”

― Richard Matheson, I am Legend and Other Stories

The source of a true smile is an awakened mind. Smiling helps you approach the day with gentleness and understanding.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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“The day wore on, and all these bright colours subsided, and assumed a quieter tint, like young hopes softened down by time, or youthful features by degrees resolving into the calm and serenity of age. But they were scarcely less beautiful in their slow decline, than they had been in their prime; for nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy, that we can scarcely mark their progress.”

― Charles Dickens

Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.”

― Bill Ayers

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Dr. Benjamin Spock: If we are ever to turn toward a kindlier society and a safer world, a revulsion against the physical punishment of children would be a good place to start.