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“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”

— Fred Rogers (1928-2003). In celebration of the 85th anniversary of his birth on 3/20/28.

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Another fresh New Year is here…
Another year to live.
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
to love and laugh and give.

This bright New Year is given me
To live each day with zest…
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best.

I have the opportunity
One more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs.

– William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)

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“Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”

— Max Ehrmann (1872-1945)

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“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”

– William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)

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“You and I will meet again
When we’re least expecting it
One day in some far off place
I will recognize your face
I won’t say goodbye my friend
For you and I will meet again.”

– Tom Petty (B. 1950)

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“The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.”

– Bill Cosby (B. 1937)

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“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.”

— Henry Miller (1891-1980)

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“I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.”

– William Stafford (1914-1993)

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Age is opportunity no less,
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away,
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.”

–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), Morituri Salutamus

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“Doing so is consistent with California’s long history of treating all people and their relationships with equal dignity and respect.”

– California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), in his filing that recommended same sex marriages be immediately allowed in the State of California following Judge Vaughan Walker’s ruling on August 12, 2010 that voter-approved Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equality and due process under law.

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“Compassion is the foundation of everything positive, everything good. If you carry the power of compassion to the marketplace and the dinner table, you can make your life really count.”

– Rue McClanahan, who passed away today, 6/3/10, at the age of 76

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“We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate — thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising.”

– Maya Angelou (B. 1928)

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“Hope will never be silent”

– Harvey Milk (1930-1978)

In Honor of Harvey Milk Day, May 22, 2010

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I’m astounded by people who want to ‘know’ the universe when it’s hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.”

– Woody Allen (B. 1935)

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We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.”

– Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

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“It’s not the load the breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”

– Lena Horne, who passed away on 5/9/10 at the age of 92

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“Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever’s going. Not against: with.”

– Robert Frost (1874-1963)

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“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”

–Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you’ll discover will be wonderful.  What you’ll discover is yourself.”

– Alan Alda (B. 1936)

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“There’s a wind behind evey one of us that take us through our lives
We never see it
We can’t command it
We don’t even know its purpose

I would have stayed among you longer
but that wind has taken me away

I will miss it here
And I will miss you
But I am content that the power that propels me
does so with superior knowledge as to what is for the best
and that is my faith.”

   –Father Brendan Flynn (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman), in Doubt, 2008 (Written and Directed by John Patrick Shanley, based on his play), Miramax Films

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“Never part without loving words to think of during your absence.  It may be that you will not meet again in this life.”

– Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

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“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”

   — Cesar Chavez (1927-1993)

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“Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;
Therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.
Therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite a virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness.”

– Reinhold Niehbur (1892-1971)

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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”

– Melody Beattie

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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

– Harriet Tubman (1820-1913)

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“Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened.”

– Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)

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“All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.”

–Robert Kennedy (1925-1968)

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“Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories.”

– Jesse Jackson (B.1941)

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“We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love.  It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.”

– W. Somerset Maugham

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“There’s always hope.”

–Aragorn (played by Viggo Mortensen), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Written by Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, and Peter Jackson; Directed by Peter Jackson

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