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Fri January 14, 2005
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[se] Dagens Ordspråk

Fråga inte efter vad världen behöver.
Fråga istället efter vad som får ditt hjärta att sjunga.
Ty vad världen behöver är människor med hjärtan som sjunger.

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Wed January 21, 2004
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Today's Portion of Wisdom

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
-- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
-- Whitney Young

Be kind - Remember every one you meet is fighting a battle - everybody's lonesome.
-- Marion Parker

Eliminate something superfluous from your life. Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure.
-- Piero Ferrucci

Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon.
-- David Assael, Northern Exposure, It Happened in Juneau, 1992

To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.
-- Andy & Larry Wachowski, The Matrix, 1999

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
-- Abraham Lincoln

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
-- Frank Scully

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Mon January 12, 2004
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Life Wisdom

My friend Yavan in Seattle sent me those wise words during the Happy Friendship week:
I've learned....
That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the
end, the faster it goes.

I've learned....
That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

I've learned....
That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned....
That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned...
That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be
appreciated and loved.

I've learned....
That the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?

I've learned....
That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've learned....
That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that
person continue to hurt you.

I've learned....
That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned....
That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself
with people smarter than I am.

I've learned....
That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I've learned....
That there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and
feeling their breath on your cheeks.

I've learned....
That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've learned....
That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned....
That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

I've learned....
That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned...
That I wish I could have told my Dad that I love him one more time
before he passed away.

I've learned....
That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow
he may have to eat them.

I've learned....
That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned....
That I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.

I've learned....
That when your newly born child holds your little finger in his little
fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've learned....
That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the
happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've learned ...
That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is
requested and when it is a life threatening situation.

I've learned....
That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

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Thu January 01, 2004
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New Year's Poem

Here is the New Years Poem that is read every year in Swedish television before the clock strikes twelve. I think it's quite beautiful.
 Ring, klocka, ring i bistra nyårsnatten
mot rymdens norrskenssky och markens snö,
det gamla året lägger sig att dö...
Ring själaringning över land och vatten!

Ring in det nya och ring ut det gamla
i årets första, skälvande minut.
Ring lögnens makt från världens gränser ut,
och ring in sanningens till oss som famla.

Ring våra tankar ut ur sorgens häkten,
och ring hugsvalelse till sargad barm.
Ring hatet ut emellan rik och arm
och ring försoning in till jordens släkten.

Ring ut vad dödsdömt räknar sina dagar
och forngestaltningar av split och kiv.
Ring in ett ädlare, ett högre liv
med bättre syften, mera rena lagar.

Ring ut bekymren, sorgerna och nöden,
och ring den frusna tiden åter varm.
Ring ut till tystnad diktens gatularm,
men ring till sångarhjärtan skaparglöden.

Ring ut den stolthet, som blott räknar anor,
förtalets lömskhet, avundens försåt.
Ring in det rätta på triumfens stråt,
och ring till seger mänsklighetens fanor.

Ring, klocka, ring... och seklets krankhet vike,
det dagas, släktet fram i styrka går!
Ring ut, ring ut de tusen krigens år,
ring in den tusenåra fredens rike!

Ring in den tid, då andarna befrias
ur själviskhetens sammansnörda band.
Ring mörkrets skuggor bort ur alla land,
ring honom in, den bidande Messias.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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Mon April 07, 2003
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Todays Quotes

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.

-- Erich Fromm

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.

-- Michael J. Fox, quoted by Lorne A. Adrain in 'The Most Important Thing I Know'

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Wed October 16, 2002
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Quotes of the Day

By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
-- Socrates

Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
-- Sir Winston Churchill

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
-- Sir Winston Churchill

Silence is the virtue of fools.
-- Sir Francis Bacon

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.
-- Dr. David M. Burns

There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
-- Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)

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Thu July 04, 2002
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Quotes, Quotes, and more Quotes

I've been on the lookout for good quote collections on the web lately and it seems I've found some now with the help of my friend Alice. Here is a list of sites that I will be collecting new pearls of wisdom from:

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