From the Darkest Depths Come the Most Exotic Flowers

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“Great people will always be mocked by those who feel smaller than them. A lion does not flinch at laughter coming from a hyena. A gorilla does not budge from a banana thrown at it by a monkey. A nightingale does not stop singing its beautiful song at the intrusion of an annoying woodpecker. Whenever you should doubt your self-worth, remember the lotus flower. Even though it plunges to life from beneath the mud,
it does not allow the dirt that surrounds it to affect its growth or beauty.”

**Suzy Kassem

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Size of the Weakness Makes no Difference

“In war, the soldier who moves back 50 steps has no right to laugh at the one who moves back 100 steps.” – Chinese Saying

Name it and Claim it!

You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.
**Georgia O’Keefe

“Memory in Every Action” ~ Beautiful

“Memory” by Lorlandchain

“We are all dying, every moment that passes of every day. That is the inescapable truth of this existence. It is a truth that can paralyze us with fear, or one that can energize us with impatience, with the desire to explore and experience, with the hope- nay, the iron-will!- to find a memory in every action. To be alive, under sunshine, or starlight, in weather fair or stormy. To dance with every step, be they through gardens of flowers or through deep snows.”

**R.A. Salvatore

Death is fleeting; Honor is forever

I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.
**Julius Ceasar

Renew Your Spirit

Celestial spirit that doth roll
The heart’s sepulchral stone away,
Be this our resurrection day,
The singing Easter of the soul –
O gentle Master of the Wise,
Teach us to say: “I will arise.”
~Richard Le Gallienne

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“The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.”

**Robert Louis Stevenson