I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings. —Nick Frederickson

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I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings.

NICK FREDERICKSON

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Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much. —Erastus Wiman
We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are. —Tobias Wolff
So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth. —Baha'u'llah
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.  —Gilda Radner
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. —Thich Nhat Hanh
Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. —William Arthur Ward
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
When being together is more important than what you do, you are with a friend. —Connie McMartin
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny. —Tyron Edwards
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. —André Gide
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. —Martin Luther King, Jr.
I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that; then I realized that I am somebody. —Unknown
The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are at their worst. —Martina Navrátilová
A room without books is like a body without a soul. —Marcus Tullius Cicero
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
Listen to your heart. It knows all things. —Paulo Coelho

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