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If thou,” he answered, “follow but thy star. Thou canst not miss at last a glorious haven.” Dante.

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ALICE CAREY (1820-1871).

For the human heart is the mirror
Of the things that are near and far ;
Like the wave that reflects in its bosom
The flower and the distant star.
The Time to be.

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He is so mean, he won’t let his little baby have more than one measle at a time – Eugene Field.

http://www.fun-stuff-to-do.com/wittyquips.html

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Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

http://mirrorfy.com/forum/topics/best-quotes-sayings-famous#

 

dive into your inner wisdom, and uncover what’s already under your nose.

 

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Though everyone in town was safe, the beaches were gone . . . all covered by the cool green Flood, which almost paralyzed her with its beauty, its clarity . . . for “days” she could watch nothing else, while all around her the town adjusted to its new shoreline and life went on. Late at “night” she went out on her deck and stood just above the surf, looking toward a horizon she couldn’t see, as if into a wind that might really be her own passage, destination unknown, and heard a voice, singing across the Flood, this wonderful song, the kind you heard stoned over at some stranger’s place one night and never found again, telling of the divers, who would come, not now but soon, and descend into the Flood and bring back up for us “whatever has been taken,” the voice promised, “whatever has been lost.”

–Vineland

The dignity is in the worker, not in the job.”

― Howard Fast, The Immigrants

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“By the time she had finished, her hand was in Elizabeth’s firm clasp again. Her touch was strangely comforting—a woman’s touch signifying a woman’s sympathy. Elizabeth would understand what it would be like to be a captive, to have one’s freedom taken away, and then, as a final indignity, to have one’s very body invaded and used for the pleasure of one’s captor. Another woman would understand the monumental inner battle that had
had to be waged every single day and night to cling to that something at the core of herself that was herself, that gave her identity and dignity. That something that even a rapist—even, perhaps, a murderer—could not take away from her.”

― Mary Balogh, One Night for Love

See them try to bring the hammer down No damn chains can hold me to the ground

METALLICA

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“Is it a small thing to quench the flames of hell with the holy tears of pity — to unbind the martyr from the stake — break all the chains — put out the fires of civil war — stay the sword of the fanatic, and tear the bloody hands of the Church from the white throat of Science?
Is it a small thing to make men truly free — to destroy the dogmas of ignorance, prejudice and power — the poisoned fables of superstition, and drive from the beautiful face of the earth the fiend of fear?”

― Robert G. Ingersoll

Let him who proposes to rob the tower first make the plan of it.

"Turkish Proverbs"

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To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.

confucius.

http://www.famous-proverbs.com/Confucius.htm

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If your house is burning, there is not time to go hunting. (Priorities are important in planning activities.)

AFRICAN. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/African_proverbs

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As the world passes by,
they think about life, considering
all the the things that are important
all the things that are simple
and new.

An Afternoon at Snowfall

by Dilawar Karadaghi

http://www.poetrytranslation.org/poems/86/An_Afternoon_at_Snowfall

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If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford

http://www.greatest-inspirational-quotes.com/encouragement-quotes.html

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I MOHALA NO KA LEHUA

I KE KE’EKE’EHI ‘IA E KA UA.

The lehua blossom unfolds when the rain treads on it.

Offer encouragement to help a child grow. People need nurturing as flowers need water. People respond better to gentle words than scolding.    – From the Little Book of Aloha

HAWAIIAN

http://www.waikikicommunitycenter.org/HawaiianPhraseoftheMonth.html

foto – sanctuary garden coffs harbour january 2010