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“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.”

posted at 2:12 pm
on Feb. 27, 2009

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“Let’s combat our fragility with more love.”

posted at 12:09 pm
on Feb. 27, 2009

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“I’ve told my deputies more than once that you fix what you can fix and you let the rest go. If there aint nothin to be done about it it aint even a problem. It’s just a aggravation.”

posted at 4:37 pm
on Feb. 26, 2009

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“There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.”

posted at 3:39 pm
on Feb. 26, 2009

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“In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun: But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.”

posted at 5:57 pm
on Feb. 24, 2009

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“Sometimes you must imperil a friendship to help a friend.”

posted at 11:46 am
on Feb. 23, 2009

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“Hi, travis, well, i have a pact with satan, and i asked him how to get money and he drove me to your site.”

posted at 10:34 am
on Feb. 23, 2009

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“@lululemon I try to do one thing every day that scares someone else, try to spread it around a little. I hope it’s working.”

posted at 9:29 pm
on Feb. 20, 2009

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“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”

posted at 9:27 pm
on Feb. 20, 2009

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“When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”

posted at 2:19 pm
on Feb. 19, 2009

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“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”

posted at 3:49 pm
on Feb. 18, 2009

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“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”

posted at 3:49 pm
on Feb. 17, 2009

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[Removed at Leslie’s request]

posted at 10:34 am
on Feb. 17, 2009

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“One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.”

posted at 11:52 am
on Feb. 16, 2009

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“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.”

posted at 11:50 am
on Feb. 15, 2009

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“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.”

posted at 12:42 pm
on Feb. 14, 2009

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“All you can do - and therefore the only responsibility you have - is to put in the time and effort: into relationships, parenting, finding happiness, whatever. The actual result, in a profound sense, is none of your business.”

posted at 1:21 am
on Feb. 14, 2009

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“A neurosis is a secret that you don’t know you are keeping.”

posted at 11:46 am
on Feb. 13, 2009

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“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”

posted at 9:34 am
on Feb. 12, 2009

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“Feeling grateful to or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.”

posted at 3:56 pm
on Feb. 11, 2009

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“Accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often.”

posted at 9:37 am
on Feb. 11, 2009

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“If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.”

posted at 9:37 am
on Feb. 10, 2009

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“His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even… knowledge, was foolproof.”

posted at 9:37 am
on Feb. 9, 2009

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“When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge.”

posted at 9:37 am
on Feb. 8, 2009

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“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.”

posted at 11:52 am
on Feb. 7, 2009

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“A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.”

posted at 9:37 am
on Feb. 7, 2009

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In 1910, the average adult was still sleeping nine to ten hours a night. Now the average adult is lucky to get a full seven hours a night. Most of us don’t. Those numbers add up to an extra five hundred waking hours a year. In nature, we would sleep 4,370 hours out of a possible 8,760, or half of our lives. Eighty years ago, we were down to 3,395 hours. Now we are lucky to get a measly 2,555. If nature keeps score, and we bet she does, that means we only get to live about half as long. We may have doubled that figure with surgery and antibiotics, but think how long we could live if we slept, too.

posted at 1:15 pm
on Feb. 6, 2009

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“The thing that’s so wonderful about using beautiful, appropriate tools is that they become an extension of you, your body, you fingertips, and your mind. They get out of the way and let you directly interact with the problem you are solving. Everyone’s tried to remove a screw without a screwdriver; a task quickly becomes impossible that otherwise would be trivial.”

posted at 12:17 pm
on Feb. 6, 2009

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“Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.”

posted at 11:50 am
on Feb. 6, 2009

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“Oh, I don’t blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I’d be irresponsible, too.”

posted at 9:37 am
on Feb. 6, 2009

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“Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.”

posted at 9:37 am
on Feb. 5, 2009

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