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Banks

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

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—Robert Frost

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If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

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—Sun Tzu, 544 BC – 496 BC

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The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.

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—Theodore Roosevelt

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The Journey

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

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—Robert Frost

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It is amazing to consider how many people born in this country, as US citizens, have never assimilated into the American culture and embraced the ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  The concept of shunning victimhood status, working hard to make something of one’s life, and overcoming a seemingly endless stream of obstacles with faith and tenacity are foreign concepts to those who will never aspire to the American Dream.  Ironically, look at the work ethic and love of country embodied by so many who were raised under socialistic or totalitarian rule, immigrated here to become US citizens, and shun the idea of balkanization.

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—MSH, Penn Wealth

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Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.

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—William Blake

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Think about it.  Journalists spend four to six years at a college or university honing the skills of their craft, surrounded by like-minded thinkers.  The art of deception becomes as natural to them as riding a bike.

Man Deceit

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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