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The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people.

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

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"The road to ruin is always kept in good repair." 
http://www.otd.com/~paul/Quote/proverb.html
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“If you have a problem that can be fixed, then there is no use in worrying. If you have a problem that cannot be fixed, then there is no use in worrying.”

 

– Buddhist proverb

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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

 

You lament not the dead, but lament the trouble of making a grave; the way of the ghost is longer than the grave.

(Efik Proverb)

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‘Lose this day loitering, ‘Twill be the same story Tomorrow — and the next more dilatory. Then indecision brings its own delays, and days are lost lamenting over days! Are you earnest? Seize this very minute! What you can do, or dream you can – begin it! Courage has genius, power and magic in it. Only engage, and the mind grows heated. Begin it, and the work will be completed.’

– Goethe

 

 

 

This world is only one drop in an infinite ocean, one link in an infinite chain.

Swami Vivekananda

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The old woman looks after the child to grow its teeth and the young one in turn looks after the old woman when she loses her teeth.

~ Akan (Ghana, Ivory Coast) proverb

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He who thinks he is leading and has no one following him is only taking a walk.

~ Malawian proverb

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I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burrough

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A single tree makes no forest; one string makes no music.

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“People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other.
(pg. 61, “Racism and the Economy”)” ‘

― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

Bad friends will prevent you from having good friends.

~ Gabon proverb

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“ That’s the pathetic thing about high school. Everyone tries so hard to be something they aren’t. It’s gotten so I don’t know who I am, so how can I even try to be who I am, much less who I’m not?
My problem is that I don’t even fit in with the misfits.
I don’t fit anywhere.”

― Katie Alender, Bad Girls Don’t Die

If a man looks upon your wife pluck out his eye and cook it in a goodly stew. If he eats the stew his manhood will wither and fall off in the next moon.

http://www.special-dictionary.com/proverbs/source/g/gypsy_proverb/3.htm

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We are all wanderers of this earth, our hearts are full of wonder and our souls are full of dreams.

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“Some prefer liquor, others prefer tofu, and some even like rotten salmon.”

Taiwanese Proverb

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“Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go
To heal my heart and drown my woe
Rain may fall, and wind may blow
And many miles be still to go
But under a tall tree will I lie
And let the clouds go sailing by”

― J.R.R. Tolkien