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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Guard Your Hours

“Time is more valuable than money – You can always use time to make money, but money will never make more time”

**Anonymous

The Better Person Hidden Inside

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“Heart” by Devann De Sousa

And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren’t any other people living in the world.
**Anne Frank

Whatever you do, do it well

“If it falls to your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music . . . Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.”

**Martin Luther King Jr.

With Courage, Others Follow

“Courage is the first of all the virtues because if you haven’t courage, you may not have the opportunity to use any of the others.”

~ Dr. Samuel Johnson

I’ll Make My Own Way

We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
**George Farquhar

Worth v. Risk

“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

**Wilde