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19th December

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.

Ed Gardner

Arrogance invites ruin; humility receives benefits.

Chinese proverb

The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, "What are you going through?"

Simone Weil

He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.

Danish proverb

I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon if I can. I seek opportunity not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, this I have done.

Dean Alfange

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