When a person has a real friend, he learns not only to appreciate another human being, but he also learns to understand himself better. — Susan Polis Schutz (1944- )
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  I looked for my soul but my soul I could not see. I looked for my God but my God eluded me. I looked for a friend and then I found all three. 
— William Blake (1757-1827)
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  If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? — Unknown
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  Luck is the crossroads where preparation and opportunity meet. — Unknown
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  Average is the best of the worst and the worst of the best. — Unknown
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  It is better to establish a good precedent than to follow a bad one. — Unknown
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  The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. 
— William Cowper (1731-1800)
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  Blessed is the leader who can develop leaders while leading. — Unknown
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  I realized that you do not find clarity in the mind but in the heart. 
And the heart will not speak to you unless you quiet yourself and liberate yourself from such masters as greed and envy. But if you can do this you will find, in the stillness that follows, insights of wisdom that are obtainable in no other way. You will begin to see things as they really are. — E. F. Shumacher (1911-1977)
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  What is now proved was once only imagined. — William Blake (1757-1827)
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  The realm of the fairy story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords. In that realm a man may, perhaps, count himself fortunate to have wandered, but its very richness and strangeness tie the tongue of a traveller who would report them. And while he is there it is dangerous for him to ask too many questions, lest the gates should be shut and the keys be lost. 
— J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) from On Fairy Stories
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  We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. — Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)
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  The mind will absorb only what the seat will endure. — Quoted by Rev. 
William A. Wright
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  When you are well, then I am fine. — Roman Letter Closing
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  Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out alive anyway. — Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915