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.


I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be. —Roald Dahl
Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. —Steve Maraboli
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. —Mark Twain
Nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you, I am I. —Osho
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. —Deepak K. Chopra
Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax. —Abraham Lincoln
Real strength is not just a condition of one's muscle, but a tenderness in one's spirit. —McCallister Dodds
I have a habit of letting my imagination run away from me. It always comes back though... drenched with possibilities. —Valaida Fullwood
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. —Nicolas Chamfort
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
I do believe something magical can happen when you read a good book. —J.K. Rowling
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. —Plato
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word... all of which have the potential to turn a life around. —Leo Buscaglia
Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. —Martin Luther King, Jr.
I know you've heard it a thousand times before, but it's true... hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it. —Ray Bradbury
If you really love something, just go ahead and do it. —Joshua Williams

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