araignée du matin, chagrin, araignée du soir, espoir

seeing a spider in the morning brings bad luck, seeing a spider in the evening brings good luck (a commonly cited French superstition)

http://www.languagerealm.com/french/frenchproverbs.php

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Tenei ano a mutu, kei roto i tona whare-pungawerewere:

So evil intentions are hidden as a spider in his web.

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”

― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise man grows it under his feet.”

James Oppenheim

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If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?

-Stephen Levine

“Some of us are like wheelbarrows – only useful when pushed and very easily upset.”

– Jack Herbert

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the get in the wheelbarrow story (belief, trust, faith, commitment, courage, conviction)

The story goes: upon completing a highly dangerous tightrope walk over Niagara Falls in appalling wind and rain, ‘The Great Zumbrati’ was met by an enthusiastic supporter, who urged him to make a return trip, this time pushing a wheelbarrow, which the spectator had thoughtfully brought along.

The Great Zumbrati was reluctant, given the terrible conditions, but the supporter pressed him, “You can do it – I know you can,” he urged.

“You really believe I can do it?” asked Zumbrati.

“Yes – definitely – you can do it.” the supporter gushed.

“Okay,” said Zumbrati, “Get in the wheelbarrow…”

Beer: Helping ugly people have sex since 1862!

 

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“May the day soon arrive when no fair Australian girl shall be allowed, or even be willing, to help gild the wine cup or beer glass with her attractive, and, alas! her most dangerous presence.”

— Archdeacon Francis Boyce, 1893 (The Drink Problem in Australia)

 

http://users.hal-pc.org/~hkaspar/99beerquotes.shtml

Great teams do not hold back with one another. They are unafraid to air their dirty laundry.

They admit their mistakes, their weaknesses, and their concerns without fear of reprisal.”

― Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

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We can do anything for one day. So, just for today, let us be unafraid of life, unafraid of death which is the shadow of life; unafraid to be happy to enjoy the beautiful, to believe the best.

Just for today let us live this one day only, forgetting yesterday and tomorrow, and not trying to solve the whole problem of life at once.

— Joseph Fort Newton

He that is a drunkard is qualified for all vice.

WELLINS CALCOTT, Thoughts Moral and Divine

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(Holding his dram and staring it in the eye)
Ye killed me mother;
Ye killed me father;
Ah, sweet revenge!!


From a fine old Scottish gentleman from
“The Black Isle,” who passed away years ago:

http://irish.spike-jamie.com/drinking.html

Kathryn Stockett “All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries.”

Kathryn Stockett, The Help

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“Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness – both the ones you have received and the ones you have given – you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter.”

– Dawna Markova

“There’s a difference between playing and playing games. The former is an act of joy, the latter — an act.”

― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

 

 

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“We’re actors — we’re the opposite of people!”
― Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

“Imagine the choices you’d make if you had no fear—of falling, of losing, of being alone, of disapproval.”

— Martha Beck

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Thus have I, as well as I could, gathered a posey of observations as they grew; and if some rue and wormwood be found among the sweeter herbs, their wholesomeness will make amends for their bitterness. ~Lord Lyttleton

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

Fran Lebowitz

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Prayer Blessing Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my Sacred Space and love beyond my fear, and thus Walk in Balance with the passing of each glorious Sun. ~ Lakota Prayer

Just a puppet on a lonely string. Oh who would ever want to be king? Coldplay

 

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“Mom,” said Peter, “nobody thinks you’re a lackwit, if that’s what you’re worried about.”

Lackwit? In what musty drawer of some dead English professor’s dust-covered desk did you find that word? I assure you that never in my worst nightmares did I ever suppose that I was a lackwit.”

― Orson Scott Card, Shadow Puppets

To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love.

German

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   One of the greatest artifices the devil uses to engage men in 
   vice and debauchery is to fasten names of contempt on certain 
   virtues and thus fill weak souls with a foolish fear of passing 
   for scrupulous should they desire to put them in practice. 

                                                              Pascal

 

 

No matter how beautiful and well crafted a coffin might look, it will not make anyone wish for death.

(African

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“Death’s got an Invisibility Cloak?” Harry interrupted again.
“So he can sneak up on people,” said Ron. “Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking…”

― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows