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Fewer Words, and Older

Medicine wheel 114The Internet is blowing up with words. People who love each other are getting mad at each other.

I love quotes, so let me offer here, without commentary, eight of my favorites that may or may not be relevant:

“Realize that your inner sight is blind and try to see a treasure in everyone.” –Jalaluddin Rumi

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. – Plutarch

Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble do not let your heart rejoice. –Proverbs 24:17

Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up. –Veronica Roth

“Looks like what drives me crazy
Don’t have no effect on you–
But I’m gonna keep on at it
Till it drives you crazy, too.”–Langston Hughes

Winning and losing are both very temporary things. Having done one or the other, you move ahead. Gloating over a victory or sulking over a loss is a good way to stand still. –Chuck Knox

I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders. — Leo Tolstoy

So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn’t know I was lost –Avicii

 

 

 

 

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