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To Laugh Often And Much To Win The Respect Of Intelligent People And The Affection Of Children To Earn The Appreciation Of Honest Critics And Endure The Betrayal Of False Friends To Appreciate Beauty, To Find The Best In Others To Leave The World A Little Better Whether By A Healthy Child, A Garden Patch Or A Redeemed Social Condition To Know Even One Life Has Breathed Easier Because You Have Lived. This Is The Meaning Of Success.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
We Look At Adoption As A Very Sacred Exchange. It Was Not Done Lightly On Either Side. I Would Dedicate My Life To This Child.
~ Jamie Lee Curtis
The Happiness Of Your Life Depends Upon The Quality Of Your Thoughts, Therefore Guard Accordingly And Take Care That You Entertain No Notions Unsuitable To Virtue, And Reasonable Nature.
~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
It Is A Great Thing To Start Life With A Small Number Of Really Good Books Which Are Your Very Own.
~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
There Are Some Experiences In Life Which Should Not Be Demanded Twice From Any Man, And One Of Them Is Listening To The Brahms Requiem.
~ George Bernard Shaw
To Emphasize The Afterlife Is To Deny Life. To Concentrate On Heaven Is To Create Hell. In Their Desperate Longing To Transcend The Disorderliness, Friction, And Unpredictability That Pesters Life; In Their Desire For A Fresh Start In A Tidy Habitat, Germ-free And Secured By Angels, Religious Multitudes Are Gambling The Only Life They May Ever Have On A Dark Horse In A Race That Has No Finish Line.
~ Tom Robbins, _Skinny Legs and All_, 1990, p. 305
I Am Convinced That Life In A Physical Body Is Meant To Be An Ecstatic Experience.
~ Shakti Gawain
What Is Life It Is The Flash Of A Firefly In The Night. It Is The Breath Of A Buffalo In The Winter Time.
~ Crowfoot
There Comes A Time In Each Life Like A Point Of Fulcrum. At That Time You Must Accept Yourself. It Is Not Any More What You Will Become. It Is What You Are And Always Will Be.
~ John Dean
The Best Thing To Do With The Best Things In Life Is To Give Them Up.
~ Dorothy Day
What Is All Wisdom Save A Collection Of Platitudes. Take Fifty Of Our Current Proverbial Sayings-- They Are So Trite, So Threadbare. None The Less They Embody The Concentrated Experience Of The Race, And The Man Who Orders His Life According To Their Teachings Cannot Be Far Wrong. Has Any Man Ever Attained To Inner Harmony By Pondering The Experience Of Others? Not Since The World Began! He Must Pass Through Fire.
~ Norman Douglas
To Be A Philosopher Is Not Merely To Have Subtle Thoughts, Not Even To Found A School, But So To Love Wisdom As To Live According To Its Dictates, A Life Of Simplicity, Independence, Magnanimity, And Trust.
~ Henry David Thoreau
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