Category Archives: courage

The Best People

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. Ernest Hemingway, courtesy of Justin … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Act of Bravery

The ultimate act of bravery doesn’t usually take place on a battlefield. It takes place in your heart when you have the courage to honor your character, your intellect, your inclinations, and your soul by listening to its clean, clear … Continue reading

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Choosing Our Life’s Direction

Often we stay busy simply to avoid the hard and lonely task of directing our life with conscious intent. We indulge in the soothing rhythms of a dutiful existence rather than  face the responsibility of choosing our life’s direction, for … Continue reading

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How We Use Our Lives

When we are really honest with ourselves, we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of people we are. It is my deepest … Continue reading

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Quotes from “Reminisce” Magazine

The following quotes, from different years and issues, have been attributed by the magazine to the subscriber who submitted them to  “Reminisce”. If I have discovered someone else had originally wrote or said the quote, then I have tried to … Continue reading

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Being Deeply Loved

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

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Thoughts by Leo Rosten

In some way, however small and secret, each of us is a little mad. Everyone is lonely at bottom and cries to be understood but we can never entirely understand someone else and each of us remains part stranger, even … Continue reading

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