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Putting Things First

Besides the noble art of getting things done,

there is the noble art of leaving things undone.

The wisdom of life consists in the

elimination of the nonessentials.

Lin Yutang (Chinese writer, translator, linguist and inventor)

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Artist: Steve Hanks
from Google Images

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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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Walk Away

Be wise enough to walk away

from the nonsense around you. –unknown

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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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