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    Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the softly falling snow.
    I am the gentle showers of rain,
    I am the fields of ripening grain.
    I am in the morning hush,
    I am in the graceful rush
    Of beautiful birds in circling flight.
    I am the starshine of the night.
    I am in the flowers that bloom,
    I am in a quiet room.
    I am in the birds that sing,
    I am in each lovely thing.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there, I did not die.


    Best of Winston Churchill

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

    Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked, but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.

    The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last.

    The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult.


    Best of Voltaire

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    ...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

    A witty saying proves nothing.

    Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.

    Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.


    Best of Benjamin Franklin

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    • Jun 21, 2013

    A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

    A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.

    A penny saved is a penny earned.

    A small leak can sink a great ship.

    All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.

    Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.

    Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

    As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.


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