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Where there are experts there will be no lack of learners.

~Swahili

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Also, don’t listen to music that is degrading. . . .Instead, we encourage you to listen to uplifting music, both popular and classical, that builds the spirit. Learn some favourite hymns from our new hymnbook that build faith and spirituality. Attend dances where the music and the lighting and the dance movements are conducive to the Spirit. Watch those shows and entertainment that lift the spirit and promote clean thoughts and actions. Read books and magazines that do the same.

 

Ezra Taft Benson

The wise create proverbs for fools to learn, not to repeat.

~ African

http://afritorial.com/the-best-72-african-wise-proverbs/

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“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”

― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

 

 

A wise old owl once lived in a wood, the more he heard the less he said, the less he said the more he heard, let’s emulate that wise old bird.”

― Flann O’Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds

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Pooh had wandered into the Hundred Acre Wood, and was standing in front of what had once been Owl’s house. It didn’t look at all like a house now, it looked like a tree that had been blown down; and as soon as a house looks like that, it is time you tried to find another one.

MILNE.

Through the dancing poppies stole A breeze most softly lulling to my soul.

KEATS

http://www.maxioms.com/quotes/poppies/

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“The man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

Life, said Samuel Butler, is like giving a concert on the violin while learning to play the instrument—that, friends, is real wisdom.

― Saul Bellow

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“I inherited a painting and a violin which turned out to be a Rembrandt and a Stradivarius. Unfortunately, Rembrandt made lousy violins and Stradivarius was a terrible painter.

 Tommy Cooper

I’m working on my own life story. I don’t mean I’m putting it together; no, I’m taking it apart.

― Margaret Atwood, The Tent

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“It’s a strange life, isn’t it? …A Rom with no tribe. No matter how hard you look, you can never find a home. Because to us, home is not a building or a tent or a vardo… home is a family.”

― Lisa Kleypas, Seduce Me at Sunrise