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Matrimonial pollsters contend that a man who kisses his wife goodbye when he leaves for work every morning averages a higher income than a man who doesn’t.

Husbands who exercise the rituals of affection tend to be more painstaking, more stable, more methodical, and thus, higher earners, it’s believed.

It has also been documented that men who kiss their wives before leaving home in the morning live five years longer than those who do not.

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work, and those who take the credit.


Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.

(Indira Gandhi)

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Youth is the time of life when the future seems forever

and the body bubbles with life’s joys.

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Point of View

“It isn’t if you win or lose.

But how you play the game,”

Is an admirable philosophy

And true; but just the same

I note it’s mostly uttered with

A condescending grin

By the people whom I play against,

That is, by those who win.

(f.w.)

Work as if you were to live 100 years.

Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.

The humble man

As soon as you begin to take yourself seriously and imagine that your virtues are important because they are yours, you will become the prisoner of your own vanity and even your best works will blind and deceive you.

Then, in order to defend yourself, you will begin to see sins and faults everywhere in the actions of other men.  And the more unreasonable importance you attach to yourself and your own works, the more you will tend to build up your own idea of yourself by condemning other people.

Some of the most virtuous men in the world are also the bitterest and most unhappy, because they have unconsciously come to believe that all their happiness depends on their being more virtuous than other men.

(ibid)

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It may be true that hard work never killed anyone

but you never heard of anyone relaxing to death either

One World

We are all citizens of one world, we are all of one blood.

To hate a man because he was born in another country, because he speaks a different language, or because he take a different view on this subject or that, is a great folly.  Desist, I implore you, for we are all equally human…Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity.

(david morton)

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A peaceful life, A long life

To live, let live.

Peacemakers not only live: they rule life.

Hear, see, and be silent.  A day without dispute brings sleep without dreams.

Long life and a pleasant one is life enough for two:  That is the fruit of peace.

He has all that makes nothing of what is nothing to him.

There is no greater perversity than to take everything to heart.  There is equal folly in troubling our heart about what does not concern us and in not taking to heart what does.

(balthasar Gracian)

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Death of the Aged

After all, there is something tenderly appropriate in the serene death of the old.

Nothing is more touching that the death of the young, the strong.  But when the duties of live have all been nobly done; when the sun touches the horizon; when the purple twilight falls upon the past, the present and the future; when memory, with dim eyes, can scarcely spell the blurred and faded records of the vanished days- then, surrounded by kindred and friends, death comes like a strain of music.  The day has been long, the road weary, and the traveler gladly stops at the welcome inn.

Nearly forty eight yeas ago, under the snow, in the little town of Cazenovia, my poor mother was buried.  I was but two years old.  I remember her as she looked in death.  That sweet, cold face has kept my heart warm through all the changing years.

(robert ingersoll)