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The Frogs
A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the unfortunate frogs they would never get out. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and simply gave up. He fell down and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and suffering and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs asked him, "Why did you continue jumping. Didn't you hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time. This story holds two lessons: 1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day. 2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them. Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. The power of words... it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another.

The Frogs

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the unfortunate frogs they would never get out. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and simply gave up. He fell down and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and suffering and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs asked him, "Why did you continue jumping. Didn't you hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time. This story holds two lessons: 1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day. 2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them. Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. The power of words... it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another.

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June 5, 2017:

To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.

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June 4, 2017:

When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.

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June 3, 2017:

Great necessities call out great virtues.

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June 2, 2017:

We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.

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June 1, 2017:

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.

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May 31, 2017:

No matter where life takes you the place that you stand at any given moment is holy ground. Love hard, and love wide and love long and you will find the goodness in it.

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May 30, 2017:

Every intersection in the road of life is an opportunity to make a decision.

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May 29, 2017:

Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.

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May 28, 2017:

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.

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May 27, 2017:

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.

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May 26, 2017:

What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.

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May 25, 2017:

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

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May 24, 2017:

Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

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May 23, 2017:

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.

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May 22, 2017:

Nature's laws affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws, you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.

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May 21, 2017:

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.

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May 20, 2017:

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.

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May 19, 2017:

Beware of the stories you read or tell; subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world.

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May 18, 2017:

Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace.

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May 17, 2017:

A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.

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May 16, 2017:

One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.

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May 15, 2017:

History is a novel whose author is the people.

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May 14, 2017:

The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn't need its brain anymore, so it eats it. It's rather like getting tenure.

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May 13, 2017:

There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to other animals as well as humans, it is all a sham.

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May 12, 2017:

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

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May 11, 2017:

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

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May 10, 2017:

It would indeed be ironic if, in the name of national defense, we would sanction the subversion of one of those liberties which make the defense of our nation worthwhile.

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May 9, 2017:

We take our colors, chameleon-like, from each other.

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May 8, 2017:

The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

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May 7, 2017:

Joy is the best makeup.

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May 6, 2017:

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

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May 5, 2017:

Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism.

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May 4, 2017:

Everybody's talking about people breaking into houses but there are more people in the world who want to break out of houses.

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May 3, 2017:

The objector and the rebel who raises his voice against what he believes to be the injustice of the present and the wrongs of the past is the one who hunches the world along.

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May 2, 2017:

There is a beauty in discovery. There is mathematics in music, a kinship of science and poetry in the description of nature, and exquisite form in a molecule. Attempts to place different disciplines in different camps are revealed as artificial in the face of the unity of knowledge. All literate men are sustained by the philosopher, the historian, the political analyst, the economist, the scientist, the poet, the artisan and the musician.

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May 1, 2017:

History may be read as the story of the magnificent rearguard action fought during several thousand years by dogma against curiosity.

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April 30, 2017:

Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.

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April 29, 2017:

No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.

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April 28, 2017:

Room for improvement? I've got a whole mansion.

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The Covert Comic
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April 27, 2017:

Science is a process. It's not pretending it has the right answer, it merely has the best process to get closer to that right answer. Science is an ongoing argument, one where you show your work and make a prediction about what's going to happen next. And you're not allowed to have magical faeries. Not allowed to change the explanation based on what just happened. You must begin again, from first principles, and make a new argument, and show new work, and make a better prediction. Science isn't only done in the lab. Every one of us does it at work, daily. Science isn't something to believe or not believe. It's something to do.

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Daily email
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April 26, 2017:

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple. The philosophy is kindness.

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April 25, 2017:

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

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April 24, 2017:

The beginning of wisdom is to call all things by their right name.

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April 23, 2017:

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.

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April 22, 2017:

A system is corrupt when it is strictly profit-driven, not driven to serve the best interests of its people.

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April 21, 2017:

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.

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April 20, 2017:

Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice.

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April 19, 2017:

I am a lover of truth, a worshiper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.

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April 18, 2017:

Tolerance isn't about not having beliefs. It's about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.

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April 17, 2017:

One of the greatest tragedies of mankind is the hijacking of morality by religion.

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April 16, 2017:

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

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April 15, 2017:

For every good reason to lie there is a better reason to tell the truth.

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April 14, 2017:

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

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April 13, 2017:

There is a special place in hell for people that threaten others with a special place in hell.

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April 12, 2017:

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

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April 11, 2017:

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

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April 10, 2017:

The Place Where We are Right

From the place where we are right flowers will never grow in the Spring.

The place where we are right is hard and trampled like a yard.

But doubts and loves dig up the world like a mole, a plough. And a whisper will be heard in the place where the ruined house once stood.

The Place Where We are Right

From the place where we are right flowers will never grow in the Spring.

The place where we are right is hard and trampled like a yard.

But doubts and loves dig up the world like a mole, a plough. And a whisper will be heard in the place where the ruined house once stood.

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April 9, 2017:

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

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April 8, 2017:

Upon the subject of education, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.

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April 7, 2017:

I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.

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April 6, 2017:

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love, you have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up.

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April 5, 2017:

For those of us who want to see democracy survive and thrive—and we are legion—the heart is where everything begins...

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April 4, 2017:

When the lots are counted...we will find that it was love that mattered. Love expressed, given, received, fought for. So for those of us fighting right now, I say; keep going.

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April 3, 2017:

In a world so torn apart by rivalry, anger, and hatred, we have the privileged vocation to be living signs of a love that can bridge all divisions and heal all wounds.

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April 2, 2017:

We were made for these times.

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April 1, 2017:

A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.

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March 31, 2017:

A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way.

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March 30, 2017:

Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.

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March 29, 2017:

As long as the candle burns, there is time to make repairs.

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March 28, 2017:

Even in a world that's being shipwrecked, remain brave and strong.

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March 27, 2017:

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out.

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March 26, 2017:

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.

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March 25, 2017:

Attention is the doorway to gratitude, the doorway to wonder, the doorway to reciprocity.

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March 24, 2017:

Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight.

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March 23, 2017:

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

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March 22, 2017:

To blame the poor for subsisting on welfare has no justice unless we are also willing to judge every rich member of society by how productive he or she is. Taken individual by individual, it is likely that there's more idleness and abuse of government favors among the economically privileged than among the ranks of the disadvantaged.

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March 21, 2017:

I tire so of hearing people say, / Let things take their course. / Tomorrow is another day. / I do not need my freedom when I'm dead. / I cannot live on tomorrow's bread.

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March 20, 2017:

We have come to a point where it is loyalty to resist, and treason to submit.

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March 19, 2017:

The limits of tyrants is prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.

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March 18, 2017:

The tragedy in the lives of most of us is that we go through life walking down a high-walled lane with people of our own kind, the same economic situation, the same national background and education and religious outlook. And beyond those walls, all humanity lies, unknown and unseen, and untouched by our restricted and impoverished lives.

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March 17, 2017:

But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.

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March 16, 2017:

The possible is achieved in increments of the impossible.

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The Covert Comic
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March 15, 2017:

Obey little, resist much, question everything, even this.

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March 14, 2017:

Our strengths and weaknesses are two sides of the same coin.

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March 13, 2017:

Always" is almost always wrong; "never" is almost never right.

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Contribution #9128


March 12, 2017:

With great power comes great responsibility.

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March 11, 2017:

To really change the world, we have to help people change the way they see things. Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological. So if you want to see real change, stay persistent in educating humanity on how similar we all are than different. Don't only strive to be the change you want to see in the world, but also help all those around you see the world through commonalities of the heart so that they would want to change with you. This is how humanity will evolve to become better. This is how you can change the world.

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March 10, 2017:

...and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

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March 9, 2017:

Honesty is telling the truth to others. Integrity is telling the truth to yourself.

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Contribution #8613


March 8, 2017:

House Burned Down

Since my house burned down

I now own a better view

of the rising moon

House Burned Down

Since my house burned down

I now own a better view

of the rising moon

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Mizuta Masahide
"Mizuta Masahide"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizuta_Masahide
Contribution #8657

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Wikipedia
Mizuta Masahide
"Mizuta Masahide"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizuta_Masahide
Contribution #8657


March 7, 2017:

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

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www.brainyquote.com
E. E. Cummings
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/e/eecummin161593.html
Contribution #8756


March 6, 2017:

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

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The Strength Of Love
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March 5, 2017:

Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then we shall find the way.

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Contribution #3801


March 4, 2017:

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. Nelson Mandela

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March 3, 2017:

If it fits in a frame, it's not the big picture.

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The Covert Comic
The Covert Comic
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Viewed on July 24, 2015
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March 2, 2017:

As long as you have two or fewer, your ducks are always in a row.

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The Covert Comic
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March 1, 2017:

Please get over getting over it.

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Viewed on October 3, 2015
Contribution #8787


February 28, 2017:

Ignorance is not bliss. It is the kiss of death.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Published by Awakened Press , Boston , 2010
http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Up-Salute-Sun-Writings/dp/0615388868
Contribution #8788


February 27, 2017:

Humanity is lost because people have abandoned using their conscience as their compass.

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Rise Up and Salute the Sun - The Writings of Suzy Kassem
Contribution #8789