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- Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life.
- Bible, New Testament, James, Chapter 1, Verse 12
- Forgiveness is the healing of wounds caused by another. You choose to let go of a past wrong and no longer be hurt by it. Forgiveness is a strong move to make, like turning your shoulders sideways to walk quickly on a crowded sidewalk. It's your move.
- Gordon Atkinson, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, July 7, 2003
- The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
- John Berry, Flight of White Crows
- Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.
- Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964), Taken Care Of ,1965
- If you observe a really happy man, you will find... that he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours each day.
- W. Beran Wolfe
- The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such.
- Og Mandino (1923 - 1996)
- You canít love a crowd the same way you can love a person.
And a crowd canít love you the way a single person can love you.
Intimacy doesnít scale. Not really. Intimacy is a one-on-one phenomenon.
- Hugh Macleod, How To Be Creative: 26. Write from the heart., 08-22-04
- It's not having what you want
It's wanting what you've got.
- Sheryl Crow, Soak Up The Sun
- It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), Self-Reliance
- If the riches of the Indies, or the crowns of all the kingdom of Europe, were laid at my feet in exchange for my love of reading, I would spurn them all.
- Francois de Fenelon (1651 - 1715)
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