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“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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“The world is full of willing people,
some willing to work,
the rest willing to let them.”

– Robert Frost

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“So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.”

Haniel Long

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“Reflect on your present blessings,
of which every man has many,
not on your past misfortunes,
of which all men have some.”

– Charles Dickens, 1812-1870

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Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.
– George Bernard Shaw

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A small sorrow distracts;
a great one makes us collected.

– Richter

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ocean bound

“Ebb, ocean of life, (the flow will return,)
Cease not your moaning you fierce old mother,
Endlessly cry for your castaways, but fear not, deny not me,
Rustle not up so hoarse and angry against my feet as I touch you
or gather from you.”

– Walt Whitman


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“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”

— Margaret Thatcher

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Everything you can imagine is real.
– Pablo Picasso

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“You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.”

Try this one. It’s fun. Post what’s within your reach in my comment section.

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This is the sum of all true righteousness –
Treat others, as thou wouldst thyself be treated.
Do nothing to thy neighbor, which hereafter
Thou wouldst not have thy neighbor do to thee.

– Hindu wisdom

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You are cloud, sea, forgetting; you are also what you lost in a moment– we are all those who have left. The reflection of our face in the mirror changes each instant and every day has its own labyrinth. The cloud vanishing in the sunset is our image; endlessly, a rose becomes another rose.

– Jorge Luis Borges

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“… such feelings as lust, hatred, enmity, jealousy, and belligerence – should not be expressed; they become more and more frequent.
hatredExpressing them tends to make them stronger and more prevalent. It is better to reflect on the disadvantages of engaging in such emotions and to try to displace them with feelings of satisfaction and love. We should forcefully overcome negative emotions when they appear, but it would be even better to find ways to prevent them in the first place.

Lust and hatred give rise to the other counterproductive emotions and thereby create a whole lot of trouble in the world. We cannot be content to live with the consequences of lust and hatred. Of the two, hatred is worse on an immediate basis because it so quickly brings harm to others…

The root of lust and hatred is ignorance of the true nature of all living beings as well as ignorance of the nature of inanimate things. This ignorance is not just lack of knowledge but a consciousness that imagines the exact opposite of the truth; it misapprehends what is actually so. There are many levels of misperception, as in failing to understand what to adopt in practice and what to discard in daily behavior, but here we are talking about the ignorance at the root of all suffering.”

– His Holiness the Dalai Lama
How to Practice The Way to a Meaningful Life, 2002

love hate hand

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You don’t need to be a chicken to cross the road. 🙂

Many of us find it difficult to envision what may be when faced with what is. This rendering and the ones below will be incorporated into our marketing materials for the downtown. We will entice property owners to take advantage of grant and low-interest loan incentives now offered, and attract new investors to this area. Most importantly, we hope residents of Amsterdam may realize the true beauty of this historic street and understand its potential.

“There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner.”

– G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936

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We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
– John W. Gardner

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“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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“If fifty million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.”

– Anatole France

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If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.

– Bertrand Russell

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