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Hi Princess,
Here’s three quotes for your birthday:
I expect to pass through life but once.  If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
  —  William Penn
[Today counts!]
Kindness in words creates confidence.  Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.  Kindness in giving creates love.
  —  Lao-Tzu
[People matter!]
Keep hope alive!
  —  Rev. Jesse Jackson
[Faith restores!]
Happy Birthday!
We love you always,
Mum and Dad

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I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long years to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually making expiation for itself and wearing out.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.
  —  Charles Dickens
From his novel: “A Tale of Two Cities
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You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.  In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
   ―  Maya Angelou
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The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
  ―  Eckhart Tolle
[Happy New Fiscal Year, everybody!  —  KMAB]
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
  –  Oscar Wilde
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Faith in our collective power to resolve intractable problems is a gift that should inspire us all this Thanksgiving.  I give thanks for the activists and “troublemakers” across the glove who speak up for better government and the rule of law; for those who defend dignity and rights while honoring the rights of others; for our armed forces and diplomats; and for all who rebel against the counsels of complacency and defeatism and who welcome the opportunity to achieve what others say cannot be done.
  —  John Kerry
I’m thankful for the people willing to be crazy in their time —  not for themselves or for their time, but for a future they know must be.  …  These people sacrifice something in the present for something important in the future.  They have, as Vaclav Havel puts it, not optimism but hope.  The certainty that their cause makes sense.  That it is just.  And that someone, sometime, has finally got to stand up for it.
  —  Lawrence Lessig
[Both quotes are from the “Briefing / Voices” section of Time Magazine, December 1 — 8, 2014, “The Genius Issue”  —  KMAB]
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When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won.  There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall.  Think of it – ALWAYS.
  —  Mahatma Gandhi
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