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I can hardly wait for tomorrow; it means a new life for me each and every day.

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—Stanley Kunitz

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If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more ‎violence. If the Jews put ‎down their weapons ‎today, there would be no ‎more Israel.

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—Bibi Netanyahu

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Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.

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—Conrad Hilton

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To you, all you have seems small; to me, all I have seems great.  Your desire is insatiable, mine is satisfied.  See children thrusting their hands into a narrow-necked jar, and striving to pull out the nuts and figs it contains: if they fill the hand, they cannot pull it out again, and then they fall to tears.  “Let go a few of them, and then you can draw out the rest!”  You, too, let your desire go!  Covet not many things, and you will obtain.

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—Epictetus

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The Journey

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

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—Buddha

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He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks.

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—Sun Tzu, 544 BC–496 BC

I sense that animal spirits have been released throughout the country.  A new movement is afoot, and that movement has members from every economic class and demographic group.  Many remain locked behind their self-imposed prison walls, unable or unwilling to see what is unfolding.  But for the army of happy warriors, there exists a new state of unbridled enthusiasm and optimism.  With a common strategic goal in mind and a commitment to personal excellence, we forge ahead, unfazed by the smoke that surrounds us.

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Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.

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—Plutarch

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