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Whom, then, do I Call Educated?

Take a look at these two quotations; I can’t figure out who said what…and since they’re two different people, did one copy the other?  Wikipedia says Isocrates was a student of Socrates, and that Socrates greatly admired Isocrates.  Isocrates went on to establish a very successful philosophy school of his own.  Anyway, without doing an all out […]

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Say Something Good

Pick out the folks you like the least and watch ’em for a while; They never waste a kindly word, they never waste a smile; They criticize their fellow men at every chance they get, They never found a human just to suit their fancy yet. From them I guess you’d learn something if they […]

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Ten Commandments of How to Get Along with People

Keep skid chains on your tongue; always say less than you think. Cultivate a low, persuasive voice. How you say it often counts more than what you say.     Make promises sparingly, and keep them faithfully, no matter what it costs you.     Never let an opportunity pass to say a kind and […]

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The High Place

The young man stood beneath the shade of the juniper, staring upward at the sheer face of the cliff.  It reared its head above him, stretching nearly a thousand feet upward, to end in a sharp point that the old ones had called The High Place. The hill had once been considered sacred, he knew, […]

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The Three Apprentices

Three apprentices were one day making swords for their Master, who had commanded them to do so.  The Master also had given specific instructions on how they were to be made. As the three apprentices worked they debated over what was really the proper procedure and the many secrets of making fine steel.  The first […]

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Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself – To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them. To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only […]

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The Cynic

The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fails to see a bad one.  He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light; mousing for vermin and never seeing noble game. The cynic puts all human actions into only two classes, openly bad and secretly […]

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John Muir Quote

Every motion of the constantly shifting bodies in the world, is timed to the occasion of some definite, foreordered end.  The flowers blossom in obedience to the same law that marks the course of constellations.  Nature is one, and to me the greatest delight of observation and study is to discover new unities in this […]

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