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Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.

BRYANT H. MCGILL

author, poet, broadcaster

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When being together is more important than what you do, you are with a friend. —Connie McMartin
The struggle ends when gratitude begins. —Neale Donald Walsch
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. —Beverly Sills
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. —Mother Teresa
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Family is not an important thing. It's everything. —Michael J. Fox
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If you want to make a difference and leave your world a better place, let others know how important they are as you put their needs above yours. —Jaren L. Davis
Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. —Oprah Winfrey
If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort. —Stephen G. Weinbaum
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