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

One day an Eskimo sitting in his kayak got chilly; but when he lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving that you can’t have your kayak… and heat it too.

http://www.oklahomaroadtrips.com/Paddler-Quotes.htm

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My favourite little journey was white water rafting. Have ya been? If you haven’t been, just take an ice cold shower and hit yourself with a bag. It’s the same thing.

http://www.rodneyohebsion.com/quotes-proverbs.htm

You call it madness, but I call it love.

Don Byas

 

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“Destiny is usually just around the corner. Like a thief, a hooker, or a lottery vendor: its three most common personifications. But what destiny does not do is home visits. You have to go for it.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

A man who is trampled to death by an elephant is a man who is blind and deaf.

http://www.motherlandnigeria.com/proverbs.html

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Meyek olenkaina ilala lenyena
The elephant does not get tired of its tusks
Meaning: one carries his burden without flinching.

http://www.bluegecko.org/kenya/tribes/maasai/proverbs.htm

A wise man doesn’t see his foot on the ground, he watches his next step.

http://cogweb.ucla.edu/Discourse/Proverbs/Ilocano.html

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Eileen Caddy

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.