February 18, 2011

Quotes to Live By

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We all like commendation and many of us like flattery, but it is a debatable question as to whether the indulgence of these tendencies builds character and strength and individuality.

The man who is afraid to give credit to those who help him do a piece of creditable work is so small that opportunity will pass by without seeing him some day.

"Hot heads" go with cold "Feet". He who loses his temper is usually a bluffer and when "Called" is a quitter.

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.

"You can do it if you believe you can."

February 16, 2011

Quotes

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The man who slanders his fellowman unwittingly uncovers the real nature of his inner self.

It will make a big difference to you whether you are a person with a message or a person with a grievance.

The reason most people do not like to hear the story of your troubles is that they have a big flock of their own.

If your imagination is the mirror of your soul, then you have a perfect right to stand before that mirror and see yourself as you wish to be.

If you properly use your imagination it will help you convert your failures and mistakes into assets of priceless value; it will lead you to discovery of a truth known only to those who use their imagination; namely, that the greatest reverses and misfortunes of life often open the door to golden opportunities.

Still About Love

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Cultivate LOVE for your fellow man and you will no longer want to lock horns with him in futile combat.


Love, indeed, is light from heaven;
A spark of that immortal fire
With angels shared, by Allah given.
To lift from earth our low desire.
Devotion wafts the mind above,
But heaven itself descends in love;
A feeling from the Godhead caught,
To wean from self each sordid thought;
A ray of Him who form'd the whole;
A glory circling round the soul:


- Byron.

February 11, 2011

A Message About LOVE

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"LOVE is the only bow on life's dark cloud. It is the Morning and the Evening Star.
It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb.
It is the mother of Art, inspirer of poet, patriot and philosopher.
It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kindler of every fire on every hearth.
It was the first to dream of immortality.
It fills the world with melody, for Music is the voice of Love.
Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to Joy, and makes right royal kings and queens of common clay.
It is the perfume of the wondrous flower--the heart-- and without that sacred passion, that divine swoon, we are less than beasts, but with it, earth is heaven and we are gods."


---INGERSOLL.

February 2, 2011

Valentine History

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Every February, we celebrate Valentines Day by giving flowers, candy and cards to those we love. We do this in honor of Saint Valentine. You may be wondering who is St. Valentine?

Legend has it that Valentine was a priest who served during 3rd century Rome. There was an Emperor at that time by the name of Claudius II. Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those that were married. With this thought in mind he outlawed marriage for young men in hopes of building a stronger military base. Supposedly, Valentine decided this decree just wasn't fair and choose to marry young couples secretly. When Emperor Claudius II found out about Valentines actions he had him put to death.

Another legend has it that Valentine was an imprisoned man who fell in love with his jailor's daughter. Before he was put to death he sent the 1st "valentine" himself when he wrote her a letter and signed it ' Your Valentine', words still used on cards today.

Perhaps we'll never know the true identity and story behind the man named St. Valentine, but this much is for sure... February has been the month to celebrate love for a long time, dating clear back to the middle ages. In fact, Valentine ranks second only to Christmas in number of greeting cards sent.

Another Valentine gentleman you may be wondering about is Cupid (Latin- cupido, "desire"). In Roman mythology, Cupid is the son of Venus, goddess of love. His counterpart in Greek mythology is Eros, god of love. Cupid is often said to be a mischievous boy who goes around wondering both gods and humans with his arrows, causing them to fall in love.