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The man who lives for himself is a failure.  Even if he gains much wealth, position or fortune, he is still a failure.
   —  Norman Vincent Peale
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On This Day In:
2014 We Speak For Earth
2013 Inward Urgency
2012 Delayed Reviews
Fulfilling My Duty
2011 Interference

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Most of the people who have really counted in my life were not famous.  Nobody ever heard of them – except those who knew and loved them.  I knew an old priest once.  His hair was white, his face shone.  I have written my name on thousands and thousands of baseballs in my life.  The old priest wrote his name on just a few simple hearts.  How I envy him.  He was not trying to please a crowd.  He was merely trying to please his own immortal soul.  So fame never came to him.
I am listed as a famous home-run hitter.  Yet beside that obscure priest, who was so good and wise, I never got to first base.
  —    George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr.
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On This Day In:
2013 No Equal Measure
2012 A Single Host
2011 No Exemptions
2010 Memories Of KSA – Inside The Fire

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This is the character of truth: it is of all time, it is for all men, it has only to show itself to be recognized, and one cannot argue against it.  A long dispute means that both parties are wrong.
  —  Voltaire
From: “Philosophical Dictionary
[This presupposes that both parties are seeking truth.  In philosophy, that may be the case.  In politics, religion and commerce, that is rarely the case.  Rather, opposing sides are seeking to improve (or maintain) the positions of their representative constituencies.  It is rarely the case that a politician will side with the preponderance of truth when it runs against the economic interests of those who support him (or her) financially.  Nor should we ever expect it to be so for more than the briefest of times.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Divergent Roads To Similarity?
2012 In The Process
2011 What Do You Emphasize?

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