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“Tis the Set of the Sail

One ship sails east and one sails west

By the self-same wind that blows;

“Tis the set of the sail and not the gale

That determines the way it goes.

 

Like the ships of the sea are the ways of fate

As we voyage along through life;

“Tis the set of the soul that determines the goal

And not the calm or the strife.

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox (American author and poet)

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Introspection

I have seen the sea when it is stormy and wild;

when it is quiet and serene;

when it is dark and moody.

And in all its moods,

I see myself.

-Martin Buxbaum

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Wisdom

Yesterday I was clever,
so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise,
so I am changing myself.
-Rumi

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Image titled Boundless, artist Steve Hanks.
From Google images.

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Change

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
― Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou, (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an African-American author, poet, dancer, and singer. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than 50 years. She received dozens of awards and over 30 honorary doctoral degrees.

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