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This reporter’s beliefs are in a state of flux.  It would be easier to enumerate the items I do not believe in, than the other way around.  And yet, in talking to people, in listening to them, I have come to realize that I don’t have a monopoly on the world’s problems; others have their share, often far, far bigger than mine.  This has helped me to see my own problems in truer perspective.  And in learning how others have faced their problems, this has given me fresh ideas about how to tackle mine.
  —  Edward R. Murrow
From: “The Introduction to ‘This I Believe’
[And, in reading your comments and your (my “followers”) own blogs…
For those of you who care to read the entire “Intro”, the link is above.  I’ve also added Murrow’s speech to the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) convention in Chicago to my Poems page.  —  KMAB]
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If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem.  It’s raining?  That doesn’t matter.  I am tired?  That’s besides the point.  It’s simply that I just have to.
  —  Emil Zatopek
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It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others.
  —  Sydney J. Harris
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