The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. —Oliver Goldsmith

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The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend.

OLIVER GOLDSMITH

poet, playwright, physician

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Paul from SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 4, 2017
Wow! strong words to start a day with.

sandra from zimbabwe AUGUST 3, 2017
mmm just love the values i learn here..

joann from 03766 AUGUST 3, 2017
right on !

Anonymous AUGUST 2, 2017
I've gained a lot og new friends this way.


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Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that. —Henri-Dominique Lacordaire
The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were and ask 'why not'? —John F. Kennedy
Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it. —Wilferd A. Peterson
Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. —Jennifer Lee
It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely. —Dr. Leo Buscaglia
The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.  —Sir William Osler
That thing that you do, after your day job, in your free time, too early in the morning, too late at night. That thing you read about, write about, think about, in fact fantasize about. That thing you do when you’re all alone and there’s no one to impress, nothing to prove, no money to be made, simply a passion to pursue. That’s it. That’s your thing. That’s your heart, your guide. That’s the thing you must, must do. —Jes Allen
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. —Benjamin Disraeli
To walk into nature is to witness a thousand miracles. —Mary Davis
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible. —Ronnie Oldham
Freedom is never given; it is won. —A. Phiilip Randolph
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. —Emily Post
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

 —Henry David Thoreau
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