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Like fragile ice, anger passes away in time. Roman Poet, Ovid

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DAY 98

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. French Philosopher, Author and Journalist Albert Camus

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DAY 99

If you look at the Earth without architecture, it’s sometimes a little bit unpleasant. So there is this basic human need to  do shelter in the broadest sense…

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Ever since Happiness heard your name It has been running through the streets Trying to find you. Persian Poet, Hafez

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Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they…

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Art exists only to communicate a spiritual message. Czech Artist Alphonse Mucha

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DAY 74

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha

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DAY 73

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your…

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DAY 72

We are what we think. All that we are arises. With our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world. Buddha

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DAY 71

Today I saw a red and yellow sunset and thought, how insignificant I am! Of course, I thought that yesterday too, and it rained.   Woody Allen (born December…

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you’ll hear is the music And beauty stands before you And love comes back around again It’s a carousel, my friend from “Carousel”, by Stevie Nicks (born May 26,…

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Jeunes filles jouant sur des hippocampes on Lac Leman, Vevey, by Edouard-Marcel Sandoz (1881–1971), Swiss sculptor and painter.

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DAY 65

“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the…

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DAY 64

There is a time for being ahead, a time for being behind; a time for being in motion, a time for being at rest; a time for being…

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DAY 63

To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations — such is a pleasure beyond…

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DAY 62

Oh they say that the stars in the sky, Are the souls of the people who die, Will we meet them again when we reach our destination? From…

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DAY 61

Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir, (April…

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci, (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) Italian painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, astronomer, cartographer,…

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DAY 58

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is…

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The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir

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DAY 55

How many undervalue the power of simplicity! But it is the real key to the heart. William Wordsworth

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DAY 54

Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now. From “The Power of…

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There is no unique picture of reality. Stephen Hawking (born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical…

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DAY 49

‘Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.’ from Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne, (18 January 1882 – 31 January…

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DAY 48

A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye. Anonymous

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DAY 47

If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the gods are concerned mostly about trees. Lao-Tzu, philosopher and poet of ancient China. He is known as the reputed author of…

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DAY 46

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do. Helen Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968), American author, political activist, and lecturer….

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DAY 45

Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron. Ezra Cornell (January 11, 1807 – December 9, 1874) American businessman, politician, philanthropist and education administrator. He was the founder…

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DAY 44

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six. Lawrence “Yogi” Berra (born May 12, 1925) is retired American Major League…

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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778), Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century.

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DAY 42

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Dr. Seuss

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How to sit in a chair and drink tea. “First, slow down, like you’ve just turned off the highway into a quiet neighborhood. Normal rat-race speed is unsuitable…

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DAY 40

Making sushi is an art, and experience is everything. Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa (born March 10, 1949) is a chef and restaurateur known for his fusion cuisine blending traditional…

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DAY 39

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919), an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as…

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DAY 38

Art is not in some far-off place. A work of Art is the expression of a man’s whole personality, sensibility and ability. Shinichi Suzuki, (17 October 1898 –…

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DAY 37

For it soars to a height to match the sky, and as if surging up from amongst the other buildings it stands on high and looks down upon…

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DAY 36

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be…

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DAY 35

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves…

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DAY 34

Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. Zen Proverb

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DAY 33

Set wide the window. Let me drink the day. Edith Wharton (January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937), Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.

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DAY 32

I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774), Irish[1] novelist, playwright and poet.

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DAY 31

I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now. Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women.

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DAY 30

I was working in the local tourist office and I said to the manager, ‘We should do something to make Montreux known in America. Let’s do a jazz…

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DAY 29

To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature. From “Under the Greenwood Tree” by Thomas Hardy, (2 June 1840…

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DAY 28

I do assure you, Sir, that I have no pretension whatever of that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man. I would rather be paid…

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DAY 27

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate – that’s my philosophy. Thornton Niven…

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DAY 26

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years…

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DAY 25

Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.   Henry James, (15 April 1843 – 28 February…

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DAY 24

Everytime we take a step on this Earth, we can appreciate the solid ground beneath us. Thich Nhat Hanh (October 11, 1926), Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author,…

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At dusk Come to my hut – The crickets will Serenade you, and I will Introduce you to the moonlit woods. Ryokan, Taigu (良寛大愚) (1758–1831) was a quiet and…

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DAY 22

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) nicknamed Sparky, was an American…

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DAY 21

To achieve the nonchalance which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match. Hardy Amies,  (17 July 1909 – 5 March 2003) –…

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The journey is the reward. Chinese Proverb

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DAY 19

In my own hands I hold a bowl of tea; I see all of nature represented in its green color. Closing my eyes, I find green mountains and…

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Wanting to change the world is illusory, while to understand that it is us we have to change first is a sign of wisdom. Becoming aware of what…

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DAY 17

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” From  Les Misérables,…

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There’s no ego when you’re a ukulele player.   Jake Shimabukuro (born November 3, 1976) is a  Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso and composer .

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The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Bertrand Russell, (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970), British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political…

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“There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin.” from “Flowers for Algernon”, by Daniel Keyes, (August 9, 1927 – June 15, 2014), American science…

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DAY 13

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work….

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There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) French artist, draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor.

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Gargamel: I am not obsessed with Smurfs, thank you, I simply can’t stop thinking about these little blue beasts every single moment of every single day!… The Smurfs,…

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“When someone seeks,” said Siddhartha, “then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take…

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And you? when will you begin that long journey into yourself? Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, (1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi…

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DAY 8

I don’t want to show off as much as before. You realize you don’t have to play so many notes – Albert King taught me that, about leaving…

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To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you…

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Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. Walter “Walt” Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892)  American poet, essayist and journalist.

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DAY 5

Tea should be taken in solitude. C. S. Lewis  (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), Irish novelist, poet, academic.

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The other night I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going. George Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) American comedian,…

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In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height. In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth. Rabindranath Tagore  (7 May 1861 –…

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Baklava, oh sweet baklava! Ingredients 100 g walnuts 100 g almonds 100 g pistachios 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cloves 200 g butter, melted 2 X…

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Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram; The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ th’ sun, And with him rises weeping; these are flow’rs Of middle summer, and I think…