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12th March

In a book called Lifemanship, written in 1950:

If you have nothing to say, or, rather, something extremely stupid and obvious, say it, but in a 'plonking' tone of voice - ie roundly, but hollowly and dogmatically.

Stephen Potter

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.

Jesse Jackson

I live to hold communion With all that is divine, To feel there is a union 'Twixt Nature's heart and mine.

George Linnaeus Banks (1821-1881)

There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it.

Diana Trilling

Dreams and actions are not so different as usually thought, as all actions of men are founded upon dreams, and their end - is a dream too.

Theodor Herzl (1860-1904)

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