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Happiness never decreases by being shared.


Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt


When life sends you lemons, add tequila and salt.
Sign outside a Hobart pub


If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write something worth reading or do things worth the writing.
Benjamin Franklin


Not everything that is legally compliant and technically feasible is morally sustainable.
Giovanni Buttarelli


This became a credo of mime…
attempt the impossible in order to improve you work.

Bette Davis


Love is an act of endless forgiveness.
Peter Ustinov


Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.

Madame Curie


Seek first to understand, then to be understood
Stephen Covey


Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
Pearl S Buck


Regrets ruin today and tomorrow because of things that happened yesterday and before.


Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Albert Einstein


We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Anne Frank


The thing that annoys and frustrates us most about other people is when we see, in them, those characteristics we have, in ourselves, which we don’t like (and usually pretend aren’t there).


Fulfill His will as though it was your will, so that He will fulfill your will as though it was His will.
Rabban Gamliel Bar Rabbi Judah HaNasi


Givers have to learn to stop, because takers won’t.</eAllan Howard


Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns how to be amused rather than shocked.
Pearl S. Buck


We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell


Opportunities are usually disguised by hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
Ann Landers


You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Winston Churchill


The more I traveled the more I realised that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
Shirley MacLane


Don’t cry because it’s finished, smile because it happened.
Clement’s (African Safari guide) grandfather


When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Albert Einstein


To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun.
Katherine Graham


Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody were members of a group.
There was an important job to do and Everybody was asked to do it.
Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody would have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought Anybody would do it, but Nobody realized that Anybody wouldn’t do it.
It ended up that Everybody, blamed Somebody, when Nobody did, what Anybody could have done.

Adapted from poem by Charles Osgood


The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
Gloria Steinem


I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

Douglas Adams


That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong – July 20 1969


Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?
Fanny Brice


The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.
Alfred Adler


It’s hard to soar like an eagle when you’re surrounded by turkeys
Author unknown


Don’t laugh at your partner’s choices – you’re one of them
Author unknown


5 by 5 Rule …
If it’s not gunna matter in 5 years
Don’t spend more than 5 minutes upset by it.

Author unknown


Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Ian Maclaren


Never before has a generation so diligently recorded themselves accomplishing so little.
Author unknown


One of life’s greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn’t good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.
Jewish proverb


And now for something completely different…
Wishing you a very punny week.

I wanted to be an astronaut but my parents told me the sky was the limit.

People who plug their computer keyboards into hi-fi systems aren’t always stupid – that would be stereotyping.

There are a few criminals in my town who keep stealing wheels from parked police cars. The police are working tirelessly to catch the suspects.

Unknown authors (probably choosing the remain anonymous)


I’ve never sought success in order to get fame and money, it’s the talent and the passion that counts in success.
Ingrid Bergman


The real question is not “Is there life after death?”
It’s “Is there life after birth?”

You’re reading this which means you’re alive, but are you really living?


People see God every day; they just don’t recognise him.
Pearl Bailey


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein


Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow whee they lead.
Louisa May Alcott


I learnt an interesting fact this week:
As we age, our hearing ability deteriorates such that we have a decline in our capacity to hear certain frequencies. It just so happens those are the frequencies in which women speak. He’s not ignoring you; he can’t hear you.


The more time we spend working out how to extend our lives, the less time we spend actually living.


Contradiction is the essence of the universe.
Fernando Pessoa


He who has a why in life can bear almost any how.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Whenever I think of Nietzsche I am reminded of some grafiti I once came across.
On a wall was written:
God is dead – Nietzsche.
Underneath someone had written:
Nietzsche is dead – God


When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.
Mitch Albom


Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
‘Till it’s gone

Joni Mitchell


Then looking beyond the Earth itself to the magnificence of the larger scene, there was a startling recognition that the nature of the universe was not as I had been taught.
Dr Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut


As it is now the season of bringing light to the world here are a few thoughts that I hope you relate to:

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being
Carl Jung

To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
Ursula K. Le Guin

Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance.
Isaac Newton

My wife was afraid of the dark… then she saw me naked and now she’s afraid of the light.
Rodney Dangerfield


The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Sam Levensond