If we have chosen the position in life in which we can most of all work for mankind, no burdens can bow us down

Marx, Letter to His Father (1837)

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“When we put things off until some future-probably mythical-Laterland, we drag the past into the future. The burden of yesterday’s incompletions is a heavy load to carry. Don’t carry it.”

― Peter McWilliams

No problem, I’ll get a penguin to show us”

― P.C. Cast Kristin Cast, Tempted

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“The BALLPOINT PENGUINS, black and white,
Do little else but write and write.
Although they’ve nothing much to say,
They write and write it anyway….”
― Jack Prelutsky, Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant: And Other Poems

You shall love your crooked neighbour, with your crooked heart.”

― W.H. Auden

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We have been happily borne—or perhaps have unhappily
dragged our weary way—down the long and crooked streets of
our lives, past all kinds of walls and fences made of rotting wood,
rammed earth, brick, concrete, iron railings. We have never given
a thought to what lies behind them. We have never tried to pene­trate them with our vision or our understanding.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation V-VII

But the coconut is also a symbol of resilience, Samar. Even in the conditions where there’s very little nourishment and even less nurturance, it flourishes, growing taller than most of the plants around it.”

― Neesha Meminger, Shine, Coconut Moon

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Why did he quit drugs? “With the smack, I knew: ‘I’ve got to stop now, or I’m going to go in for hard time.’ The cocaine I quit because I fell on my head! Due to that — no more coke. Actually, my body tells me when to stop . . . the hard way. It’s a knock on the head — OK. It’s no big deal to me, to give things up.”           Keith Richards.

Most food goes to waste in affluent societies. When we throw leftovers into the garbage, it goes to waste. When we eat more food than we need, it goes to waist.”

― Earle Gray

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Rasulullah said, “If the food that you are eating falls, pick it up and clean it. Then eat it and not leave it for the satan.


Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

— Samuel Butler, English writer (1735-1902)


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What’s the difference between a violin and a viola?

There is no difference. The violin just looks smaller because the

violinist’s head is so much bigger.