It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR.

writer, physician

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Betsy from Findlay, OH MARCH 21, 2017
Timely words for those in power!!

Barbara from Florida MARCH 21, 2017
It is in listening without preconceived ideas that we truly connect with each other. No judging no shaming, just openness.


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A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home. —Christian D. Larson
Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax. —Abraham Lincoln
The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. —Marcus Aurelius
I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. —J.K. Rowling
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth, then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free. —Shannon L. Alder
What counts can’t always be counted; what can be counted doesn’t always count. —Albert Einstein
Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. —Ellen DeGeneres
The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all. —Josiyah Martin
Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be. —Daniel Boorstin
Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently. —Tom Robbins
Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. —Shel Silverstein
Listen to your heart. It knows all things. —Paulo Coelho
No two leaves are alike, and yet there is no antagonism between them or between the branches on which they grow. —Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
As is our confidence, so is our capacity. —William Hazlitt

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