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The True Meaning of Money

The true meaning of money yet remains to be popularly explained and comprehended. When each individual realizes for himself that this thing primarily stands for and should only be accepted as a moral due – that it should be paid … Continue reading

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Change The World

Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world. Harriet Tubman requoted from Good Housekeeping magazine, November 2015 issue, page 48

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I Was Somebody

I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. Lily Tomlin requoted from Good Housekeeping magazine, November 2015 issue, page 45

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Internet Quotes

“Quotes found on the internet are not always accurate.” Abraham Lincoln Requoted from Creations and Collections, Ltd., Fall Collection 2016 catalog, page 38

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Freedom Didn’t Happen…

Freedom didn’t happen because your opponents saw the light. It happened because they no longer found it necessary to live in the dark. Their hands may never move toward a candle, but their eyes adjust. Adam Gopnik, from his article, … Continue reading

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Books Teach Something

I don’t think there is any book that can’t teach you something, even if it is how not to tell a story. Mary Higgins Clark, from By the Book, requoted from Reader’s Digest, July/August 2016 issue, page 29.

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The Ambition of the Irish

The ambition of the Irish is to say a thing as everybody says it, only louder. Gerard Manley Hopkins, introductory quote from The Founding Father, written by Richard J. Whalen, copyright 1964.

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Two Things Are Infinite

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. But that might just be me being stupid. Albert Einstein, requoted from Reader’s Digest, December 2015/January 2016 issue, page 19. Save

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Fear

Fear is often disguised as moral outrage. Judy Blume requoted from Reader’s Digest, October 2013 issue, page 168

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People Pay For What They Do

People pay for what they do, and still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead. James Baldwin From the beginning of the book, Bastard Out of Carolina, … Continue reading

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