Who We Are!

“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” ~Unknown

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The True Friend of Civil Rights

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

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Most Important Days of One’s Life

“There are two important days in a person’s life: The day he is born and the day he finds out why?” ~Anonymous

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To Give Light

What is to give light must endure burning. ~VIktor Frankl

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Some Good Quote Sites

As you might have guessed from going through my blog, I am really big on good quotes. Most of the quotes I post here are from bits and pieces of my life, and not any website. However, I thought I would share the two sites I have come to really use. 


I could write commentary on both of them, but I will let you explore them and decide for yourself if they are valuable or not.

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The Power of Our Sunshine




 “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson





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Being Truly Committed

snail on railway“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative and creation. There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen events, meetings and material assistance which no one could have dreamed would have come their way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: ‘Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!'”
~ W.H. Murray (Mount Everest-climbing mountaineer)

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The Mask of War

“He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.” – Albert Einstein

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Profound Understanding



“Two feet can only walk one path.”
– African proverb





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A Powerful Motivational Poem

The Oak Tree
by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr

A mighty wind blew night and day
It stole the oak tree’s leaves away
Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark
Until the oak was tired and stark

But still the oak tree held its ground
While other trees fell all around
The weary wind gave up and spoke.
How can you still be standing Oak?

The oak tree said, I know that you
Can break each branch of mine in two
Carry every leaf away
Shake my limbs, and make me sway

But I have roots stretched in the earth
Growing stronger since my birth
You’ll never touch them, for you see
They are the deepest part of me

Until today, I wasn’t sure
Of just how much I could endure
But now I’ve found, with thanks to you
I’m stronger than I ever knew

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