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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

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The Natural Cures Blog: Common Disease Therapy with RAW JUICE

Common Disease Therapy

Acidity : Grapes, orange, mosambi, carrot and spinach.

Acne : Grapes, pear, plum, tomato, cucumber, carrot, potato and spinach.

Allergies : Apricot, grapes, carrot, beet and spinach.

Arteriosclerosis : Grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, celery, carrot, lettuce, and spinach.

Anemia : Apricot, prune, strawberry, red grape, beet, celery, carrot and spinach.

Arthritis : Sour cherry, pineapple, sour apple, lemon, grapefruit, cucumber, beet, carrot, lettuce and spinach.

Asthma : Apricot, lemon, pineapple, peach, carrot, radish and celery.

Bronchitis : Apricot, lemon, pineapple, peach, tomato, carrot, onion and spinach.

Bladder Ailments : Apple, apricot, lemon, cucumber, carrot, celery, parsley and watercress.

Colds : Lemon, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, onion, celery and spinach.

Constipation : Apple, pear, grapes, lemon, carrot, beet, spinach and watercress.

Colitis : Apple, apricot, pear, peach, pineapple, papaya, carrot, beet, cucumber and spinach.

Diabetes : Citrus fruits, carrot, celery, lettuce and spinach.

Diarrhea : Papaya, lemon, pineapple, carrot and celery.

Eczema : Red grapes,carrot, spinach, cucumber and beet.

Epilepsy : Red grapes, figs, carrot, celery and spinach.

Eye Disorders : Apricot ,tomato, carrot, celery, parsley and spinach.

Gout : Red sour cherries, pineapple, tomato, cucumber, beet, carrot, celery and spinach.

Halitosis : Apple, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, tomato, carrot, celery and spinach.

Headache : Grapes, lemon, carrot, lettuce and spinach.

Heart Disease : Red grapes, lemon, cucumber, carrot, beet and spinach.

High blood pressure : Grapes, orange, cucumber, carrot and beet.

Influenza : Apricot, orange, lemon , grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, onion and spinach.

Insomnia : Apple, grapes, lemon, lettuce , carrot and celery.

Jaundice : Lemon, grapes, pear, carrot, celery, spinach, beet and cucumber.

Kidney Disorders : Apple, orange, lemon, cucumber, cucumber,carrot, celery, parsley and

Liver ailments : Lemon, papaya, grapes, carrot, tomato, beet and cucumber.

Menstrual Disorders :Grapes, prunes, cherry, spinach, lettuce turnips and beet.

Menopausal Symptoms : Fruits and Vegetables in season.

Neuritis : Orange, pineapple, apple, carrot and beet.

Obesity : Lemon, grapefruit, orange, cherry, pineapple, papaya, tomato, beet, cabbage, lettuce,
spinach and carrot.

Piles : Lemon, orange, papaya, pineapple, carrot, spinach, turnip and watercress.

Prostate Troubles : All fruit juices in season, carrot, asparagus, lettuce and spinach.

Psoriasis : Grapes, carrot, beet, and cucumber.

Rheumatism : Grapes, orange, lemon, grapefruit, tomato, cucumber, beet, carrot and spinach.

Stomach Ulcers : Apricot, grapes, cabbage and carrot.

Sinus Trouble : Apricot, lemon, tomato, carrot, onion and radish.

Sore Throat : Apricot, grapes, lemon, pineapple, prune, tomato, carrot and parsley.

Tonsillitis : Apricot, lemon, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, carrot, spinach and radish.

Varicose Veins : Grapes, orange, plum, tomato, beetroot carrot and watercress.
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BBC NEWS | Business | 'Threat' to future of Russia oil

The future supply of Russian oil is threatened by a likely decline in production levels, one of the country's top oil executives has warned.

Lukoil's Leonid Fedun said $1 trillion would have to be spent on developing new reserves if current output levels were to be maintained.

Recent figures show Russian output fell 1% in the first quarter of 2008.

The possibility of less oil from one of the world's key suppliers will add more pressure to prices now at record highs.

Russian peak?

The surprise fall in Russian oil output in the first part of the year has raised fears about the ability of global supply to keep pace with demand over the next decade.

Russian production averaged 10 million barrels a day in the first three months of 2008, according to the International Energy Agency, down 1% on the same period last year.

Blamed on supply problems in western Siberia and weather conditions making it harder to move drilling equipment, the fall contrasts with substantial output rises in recent years.

Russia is not going to be a very reliable supplier of energy in a few years
Mikhail Kroutikhin, Russian Petroleum Investor

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Lukoil vice president Leonid Fedun cast doubt on whether output could continue to increase.

Once highly-productive fields in Siberia are slowly being exhausted and the huge cost of searching for oil in the untapped but remote region of eastern Siberia has deterred firms.

"When the well's productivity falls, you have to keep drilling more and more," Mr Fedun said, referring to the steady depletion of older fields.

"You have seen it in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico and now you are seeing it in Siberia."

Analysts at Citigroup recently said annual increases in Russian output could "no longer be taken for granted" but argued that production was expected to rise until 2012.

One energy expert said the Russian industry was now acknowledging a crisis which had been evident to independent observers for several years.

"We now see production peaked last year," Mikhail Kroutikhin, editor in chief of the Russian Petroleum Investor told the BBC.

"I believe the decline will continue for quite a number of years."

Knock-on effects

The problems have been caused by high tax levels and a shortage of financial incentives to invest in exploration, he added.

Russian worries underline longstanding concerns about whether there is enough oil to meet the needs of the global economy, particularly fast-growing China and India.

They are also a particular cause of concern for several of Europe's largest economies, such as Germany, which buy a large share of their oil from Russia.

"Russia is not going to be a very reliable supplier of energy in a few years," Mr Kroutikhin warned.

BBC NEWS | Business | 'Threat' to future of Russia oil
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    Crude oil at new high just above $114; gas also at a record: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance

    Crude oil prices reach a new high above $114; gas prices also reach a record at the pump NEW YORK (AP) -- Energy traders rewrote the record books again Tuesday, pushing oil futures past $114 a barrel as gasoline and diesel prices struck new highs of their own at the pump.

    Light, sweet crude for May delivery jumped as high as $114.08 a barrel shortly after regular trading ended on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That is nearly $2 above an intraday high set last week.

    Concerns about insufficient global supply, stoked by a high-profile report by the International Energy Agency that said Russian oil production dropped this year for the first time in a decade, was largely responsible for the surge. Oil prices rose as high as $113.99 a barrel during the regular session before settling at $113.79, up $2.03 from Monday's record close of $111.76 a barrel.

    Crude oil at new high just above $114; gas also at a record: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance
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    Of all the ancient cultures of the Americas, no civilization has held more intrigue and secrets for so long as that of the Mayans.  In 1960, their language code of glyphs was finally deciphered and forever changed our view of what we initially thought was a peaceful and harmonious society.  On the contrary, the Mayan Culture was bathed in the blood of vicious warfare and astounding levels of human sacrifice.  Their technology was so advanced it is no wonder many believe they received intelligence from extra-terrestrials.  Despite our recent discoveries of Mayan mathematics, astronomy and calendar technology, the Mayans still leave us with many mysteries.  One is their surreal and bizarre lithic culture.  The Mayan Culture is the only ancient flint-knapping civilization that ever existed anywhere that produced two types of unique stone objects - the giant MAYAN STEMMED MACRO BLADES and the mysterious chipped objects of unrivalled craftsmanship known as MAYAN ECCENTRICS.  The massive Mayan macro blades are believed to have been used both in daily life and warfare, but are also found in ritual use such as burials and "elite class" caches.  As for the Mayan eccentrics, to this day, scientists have no explanation for their purpose nor the meaning of many of their shapes. 

    This is a genuine LARGE MAYAN STEMMED MACRO BLADE fashioned between 1100 and 2250 years ago from chert.  It was made of a very fine gray Colha BANDED gray chert and is in magnificent COMPLETE condition.  Stunningly well-formed symmetry and uncommonly sharp and well-shaped tip.  It possesses the highly skilled artistry of the ancient Mayan craftsman.  Extensive use shown by secondary flaking plainly visible down the cutting edges on both sides!  Beautiful banded pattern in the chert add to this overall beauty.  Large and with original sediment deposits still attached.  This fine COMPLETE specimen is 'as found' and features NO MODERN DAMAGE, NO REPAIR and NO RESTORATION.  

    The Maya had an abundant supply of high quality chert in large nodules and slabs.  This, coupled with skilled craftsmanship led to the development of massive core struck blades.  MAYAN STEMMED MACRO BLADES were struck from skillfully prepared large cores.  After the blade was struck, a "handle" was formed on the proximal end by secondary retouching.  In many cases, the blades are unifacial with bifacial retouching on the stem.  Some blades are found as fresh as they day they were struck while others display wear on the edges suggesting they were used as hand-held knives.  A highly advanced industry produced these blades with dedicated workshops.  Over 100 such workshops have been identified in Colha, Belize, a site of extensive chert outcroppings and ample water supply.  Large macro blade lacking stems or points were first produced by the Maya in the ARCHAIC PERIOD in Northern Belize near Belize City.  By the EARLY to MID PRE-CLASSIC PERIOD during 1500 BC - 250 BC, some blades were being fashioned with points.  At the end of their production in the TERMINAL CLASSIC PERIOD in 900 AD, the stemmed blades became smaller and were adapted for use on the end of atlatl throwing spears.  It was the invention of the highly effective atlatl that ushered in unprecedented carnage in Mayan warfare and facilitated their demise.

    Our understanding of the fascinating MAYAN CULTURE was completely wrong and misinterpreted until as recent as the 1960, when major achievements were made in the deciphering of their glyph language.  Elaborately designed ceremonial cities lacking any obvious defenses initially led us to believe that the Mayans were a peaceful theocracy living in ideal harmony with their environment and each other.  We could not have been further from the truth.  Lowland city-states lived in constant warfare with one another and the thirst of their gods for human blood and sacrifice seemed impossible to satiate. 

    Archaeologists divide the Mayan Culture into different periods - LATE PRE-CLASSIC / PROTO-CLASSIC (300 BC - 300 AD), EARLY CLASSIC (300 AD - 600 AD), LATE CLASSIC (600 AD - 830 AD), TERMINAL CLASSIC (830 AD - 950 AD).  The earliest days of the Maya date back to 2000 BC when small farming villages first appeared in the highlands and Pacific coastline of Guatemala.  Crops such as corn, squash and beans made up the staple of their diet and are believed to have been brought from previous migration through Mexico.  The Maya pottery styles were unique to the early Maya settlements, though.  By 1000 BC, villages sprang up in the lowland regions.  The Maya lived in the same locations for centuries and in a continuous state of architectural improvement and expansion leading up to the magnificent 'super-cities' we associate with them today.  By 300 AD. full-scale cities were being built with stone featuring massive plazas, temples and pyramids reaching 20 stories high.  

    It is no wonder that some believe that extra-terrestrial beings brought their knowledge to the Maya.  By 300 AD, the first inscriptions suddenly appeared in Maya sites.  These early inscriptions were so beautiful it was as if the gods had delivered it to the Mayan themselves!  Forward to 600 years later and the inscriptions cease.  The first comprehensive writing system in Pre-Columbian America was invented by the Maya.  Among the mysteries of the Maya are their amazing understanding of astronomy along with the development of an accurate calendar and mathematical system.  Their number system was based on units of 20 and included a concept of 'zero'.  

    The skills of the Mayan craft are exemplified in their stone and wood carvings, flaked stone objects, pottery and personal adornment.  Much of their art centers around their devotion to a religion that is both fascinating and gory.  Blood-letting rituals were the norm and many acts of war were motivated by the capture of vast numbers of their enemies for ritual human sacrifice that would run for days on end, forming lakes of blood and fat at the bases of their stone pyramids that defy architectural explanation. 

    Perhaps a lesson for us today, recent scientific analysis of the demise of the highly advanced Mayan civilization now answers the biggest mystery of all - "What ever happened to the ancient Mayans?".  Long-term high population density (500 people per square mile - the highest in the world at the time) of unbelievable proportions put a strain on their agricultural system that was impossible to sustain.  The effects of nutritional deficiencies are evident in bone and tooth analysis on graves dating to the Late Classic Period.  It is most probable that starvation put unbearable sociopolitical stress on the society to either kill each other for food or die of hunger necessitated by the technological advancement of warfare and its escalation.


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    » 50 Fun Facts About Taxes on Blueprint for Financial Prosperity

    It’s April 15th and today I will not write a single thing about last minute tax moves (you’re too late) or about the tax stimulus (just fill out a tax return and put in your direct deposit information) or anything boring like that. You don’t want to be like that guy to the right, right? Nope! Today will be a day of fun and we can start it off with fifty fun facts!

    Some of these facts, I can guarantee, will not be fun. There will be a mix of tax history, some current tax laws, some mind boggling statistics that will likely piss you off; but at least we’ll start you off with some of the weirdest tax laws and funny trivia! You’ll read some of them and say, “Hmm… okay, kind of interesting, but not actually fun.” However, some of them will be fun or your money back! Let’s get started.

    Weird Tax Laws

    • Drug Tax Stamps - In at least 23 states there is a tax on illegal drugs. When you buy an illegal drug, like marijuana or even moonshine, in Tennessee, you have 48 hours to report it to the Department of Revenue to pay your tax and get a stamp for the substance. No identification is needed, though there are a dozen cop cars sitting outside the office. (Just kidding about the cop cars, I have no idea)
    • North Carolina has had a illegal drug tax stamp law in place for 15 years, only 79 people have purchased stamps since 1990 (most of those were stamp collectors, or complete and utter morons).
    • If the law sounds absurd, it’s only because of the way it was worded. The real end result is that people are taxed on drugs found in their possession when they’re busted. This creates a new revenue stream for the state or county and I can’t say I can argue with that.
    • “Jock tax” - Levied on athletes who earn an income competing in a particular city or state. California first levied this tax on athletes from Chicago in 1991 after the Chicago Bulls beat the LA Lakers in the 1991 NBA Finals. What a bunch of sore losers.
    • Alabama has a 10 cent tax on a deck of playing cards.
    • Blueberries from Maine are subject to specific tax too, anyone who grows, purchases, sells, handles, or processes blueberries in Maine has to pay a penny and a half tax per pound.
    • “Fountain soda drinks” in Chicago are taxed at 9%, if it comes in a bottle or can then it’s only taxed at 3%.
    • Beards Rule!

    • Peter the Great in Russia once taxed beards (he doesn’t do much taxing anymore). There was also a tax on souls, hats, boots, beehives, basements, chimneys, food, clothing, birth, marriage, and burial.
    • In the UK, everyone under the age of 75 pays a TV license fee £126.50 for color TVs and £42.00 for black and white TVs (it in part pays for state run networks like the BBC). If you are legally blind, you only owe half that fee.
    • According to the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, “it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing.” What!?
    • Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must pay a barrel of rum in tax to the Constable of the Tower of London. All visitors to my house must pay a case of beer in tax to me.

    Tax History & Facts

    • The first income tax ever was in 1404 in England.
    • The first property tax in the United States was in 1798 and it was on land, houses, and slaves.
    • The first US income tax started during in the Civil War to help raise money back in 1862.
    • The first federal tax office in the US was the Office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in 1862, what a coincidence!
    • The 16th Amendment, ratified in 1913, established the first permanent US income tax.
    • Four states rejected the amendment: Connecticut, Florida, Rhode Island, and Utah.
    • Pages and pages of tax forms

    • Two never considered/discussed it: Pennsylvania, Virginia
    • Everyone pays income tax. :) [this fact is decidedly not fun, I concede this]
    • There are over 7 million words in the tax law and regulations. That beats the Gettysburg address, the Declaration of Independence, and the Holy Bible all rolled into one (269+1,337+773k).
    • There were 402 tax forms in 1990, by 2002 that number had jumped to a staggering 526.
    • My personal favorite is Form 6478 - Credit for Alcohol Used as Fuel. (I don’t think the IRS really counts beer as fuel, though it does keep me going sometimes)
    • According to CCH, the number of pages in the tax code and regulations went from 26,300 in 1984 to an astonishing 54,846 in 2003. Those 1.2M tax preparers are smiling every year.
    • The IRS sends out over 8 billion pages in forms and instructions every single year, that’s nearly 300,000 trees (now they use recycled paper).
    • The easiest form, the 1040EZ, has thirty-three pages of instructions.
    • Tax Freedom Day was April 23rd in 2008, a few days earlier than last year because of the tax stimulus rebate.

    Tax Collection & Forms

    • You know how everyone hates the taxman? Did you know that in 1789, the start of the French Revolution, tax collectors were sent to the guillotine? Poor folks were just doing their jobs… it’s not like they enjoyed it!
    • Too bad those French tax collectors didn’t live in Greece a few thousand years earlier, back then the tax professionals were considered the most noble man in society (perhaps that’s why they were given the slice in France, the French Revolution wasn’t particularly friendly to “nobles”)
    • 21% of paper returns have errors, 0.5% of e-file returns have errors; do your taxes electronically.
    • In 2003, 78% of returns received refunds to the tune of $205B and an average of $2,073 per return.
    • The first e-file (electronic transmission of a tax return) occurred on January 24, 1986…
    • By 1989, taxpayers in 36 states could e-file their taxes…
    • By 1990, everyone could.
    • For each $100 that the IRS collects, it costs only thirty-nine cents. While you might hate them, tell me what other agency runs with such efficiency? The answer is probably none.
    • The Cato Institute estimates that there are approximately 1.2M tax preparers in the country.
    • AMT was designed to snag 155 wealthy taxpayers in 1969. (Yeah, they created a whole new tax to get 155 people!)
    • Technically, income tax is voluntary (but not optional)!
    • There are 114k employees at the IRS, that’s more than the CIA or the FBI.
    • According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, in 2006, 53.7% of all federal income taxes were paid by those earning $200k+. Those between $100k and $200k paid out 28.3% of income taxes. That means 82% of taxes paid are by those making more than $100k. (link)
    • Taken in aggregate, those earning less than $40k paid 0%.

    Facts That Will Piss You Off

    • A Government Accountability Office report released in 2004 showed that…
      • 61% of US corporations paid no income tax between 1996 and 2000.
      • 94% of US corporations paid less than 5% their total income in taxes.
      • US corporations paid, on average, $11.88 in taxes for every $1,000 in gross receipts.
      • 38% of big companies ($250M+ assets or $50M+ revenue) paid no taxes.
      • in 1943, 39.8% of taxes collected came from corporations; only 7.4% in 2003.
    • From 1996 to 1998, these companies paid zero taxes: AT&T, Bristol-Myers, Squibb, Chase Manhattan, Enron, ExxonMobil, General Electric, Microsoft, Pfizer and Phillip Morris. (link)
    • In 1998, these companies received a total of $1.3B in rebates (despite making $12B in pre-tax profits): Texaco, Chevron, CSX, PepsiCo, Pfizer, J.P. Morgan, Goodyear, Enron, General Motors, Phillips Petroleum and Northrop Grumman. (link)

    Ben FranklinNow that you’re all fired up… I will leave with one final quote, most often mis-quoted (except right now, duh!). Benjamin Franklin, on November 13, 1789, wrote the following to Jean-Baptiste Leroy: “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

    (”Taxes suck” by net_guy, “Breads Rule” by hkmacs, “Tax forms” by lauren_pressley, and “Ben Franklin” by Wellstone)

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    One Mile EcoTower Coming To London | EcoFuss


    After we presented you London’s Palestra which is the first green building in London, we also said that there will be many other projects consisting of the construction of eco-structures in the Thames-city. One of them is a skyscraper that will measure a mile height.

    The eco-tower is designed by a British company called Populararchitecture and will feature 500 stories where you will find apartments for 100,000 people, hospitals, schools, shops and every other places that a community needs.

    This skyscraper will be very hard to build because many think that such thing cannot withstand wind pressure and other forces of the nature, but according to Tom Teatum, one of the founders of the eco-tower, there many developers who are willing to build it. Until we receive further information you can check out the gallery below.

    One Mile EcoTower Coming To London | EcoFuss
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    Banksy proves Big Brother is NOT watching

    Graffiti artist Banksy pulls off most audacious stunt to date - despite being watched by CCTV

    Banksy pulled off an audacious stunt to produce what is believed to be his biggest work yet in central London. The secretive graffiti artist managed to erect three storeys of scaffolding behind a security fence despite being watched by a CCTV camera.
    Then, during darkness and hidden behind a sheet of polythene, he painted this comment on 'Big Brother' society.
    Yesterday the scaffolding gang returned to remove all evidence - again without the camera operator stopping them.
    The work, above a Post Office yard in Newman Street near Oxford Circus, shows a small boy, watched by a security guard, painting the words: 'One nation under CCTV.'
    Andrew Newman, 35, a businessman from Dulwich, who works locally, said: 'It was only on Sunday morning that the Post Offices guys realised what had happened.'

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    Witty Quotes Haven - Clever Quotes

    Give a man a match, and he'll be warm for a minute, but set him on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
    The real trouble with reality is that there's no background music.
    Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
    Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.
    War doesn't determine who's right. War determines who's left.
    It's your god. They're your rules. *You* go to hell.
    I once prayed to god for a bike, but quickly found out he didnt work that way...so I stole a bike and prayed for his forgiveness
    If pro is opposite of con, then what is the opposite of progress?
    My god carries a hammer. Your god died nailed to a tree. Any questions?
    Sarcasm helps keep you from telling people what you really think of them.
    If you think things can't get worse it's probably only because you lack sufficient imagination.
    A train station is where the train stops. A bus station is where the bus stops. On my desk, I have a work station...
    You can't be late until you show up.
    Knowledge is realizing that the street is one-way, wisdom is looking both directions anyway
    Parents spend the first part of our lives teaching us to walk and talk, and the rest of it telling us to sit down and shut up.
    Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.
    A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
    The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources
    books have knowledge, knowledge is power, power corrupts, corruption is a crime, and crime doesn't pay..so if you keep reading, you'll go broke
    Advice for the day: If you have a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: Take two, and KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN.
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    Dog For Sale » Rob Cooper dot Com - Canadian Eh

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    Dog For Sale

    * Free to good home.

    * Excellent guard dog.

    * Owner cannot afford to feed him anymore, as there are no more thieves, murderers, or molesters left in the neighborhood for him to eat.

    * Most of them knew him as ‘Holy Shit

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    Pearls of Wisdom

    In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a  better time on the trip.

                                    -  Daniel L. Reardon

    Everyone is trying to accomplish something big,  not realizing that life is made up of little things.

                                      -  Frank A. Clark

    One of the secrets of life is  to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks.

                                        -  Jack Penn

    Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It  means you think of yourself  less.

                                      -  Ken Blanchard

    Experience is a hard  teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.

                                       -  Vernon Law

    It's never crowded along the extra mile.

                                       -  Wayne Dyer

    Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but  by the seeds you plant.

                                  -  Robert Louis Stevenson

    A candle loses nothing by  lighting another candle.

                                       -  Erin Majors

    I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem  to have.

                                    -  Thomas Jefferson

    No trumpets sound when the important decisions of  our life are made. Destiny is  made known silently.

                                      -  Agnes DeMille

    You cannot shake hands  with a clenched fist.

                                      -  Indira Gandhi

    To live only for some future  goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.

                                     -  Robert M. Pirsig

    'Character' is doing the right  thing when nobody's looking.

                                 -  J.C. Watts

    Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

                                       -  Will Rogers
    Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.

                                 -  Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

    Without the rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.

                                  -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

    If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.

                                  -  Lois McMaster Bujold

    There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win.

                                       -  Elie Wiesel

    Sometimes you have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down.

                                      -  Kobi Yamada
    Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.

                                    -  Lady Bird Johnson

    No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a
      new heaven to the human spirit.

                                      -  Helen Keller

    Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.

                                    -  Thomas Jefferson

    In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.

                                    -  Daniel L. Reardon

    When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'

                                    -  Sydney J. Harris

    Worrying is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.

                                       -  Unknown

    Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.

                                     -  Winston Churchill

    Everyone is trying to  accomplish something big,  not realizing that life is  made up of little things.

                                     -  Frank A. Clark

    Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.'

                                     -  Maya Angelou

    One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks.

                                       -  Jack Penn

    Life isn't a matter of  milestones, but moments.

                                -  Rose Kennedy

    It's not the honors and not the titles and not the power that is of ultimate
    importance. It's what resides inside.

                              -  Fred (Mr.) Rogers

    Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.

                               -  Corita Kent

    Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wing, and only character endures.

                                -  Horace Greeley

    I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in  attempting to satisfy them.

                                     -  John Stuart Mill 

    There are years that ask questions, and years that answer.

                                    -  Zora Neale Hurston

    Everyone has three characters: that which one shows, that which one has, and that 
    which one thinks he has.

                                       -  Alphonse Karr

    How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

                                   -  William Shakespeare

    All receive advice. Only the  wise profit from it.

                                         -  Syrus

    Not knowing when the dawn  will come, I open every door.

                                     -  Emily Dickinson

    There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.

                                      -  Aldous Huxley

    That they may have a little peace, even the best dogs are compelled to snarl occasionally.

                                     -  William Feather

    The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

                                    -  Mohandas Gandhi

    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out
         hate; only love can do that.

                                  -  Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Dreams are but thoughts until their effects be tried.

                                  -  William Shakespeare

    He who wants to expand the field of happiness, let him lay the foundation of it
     on the bottom of his heart.

                                      -  Tao saying

    No one grows old by living, only by losing interest in living.

                             -  Marie Beynon Ray

    You are younger today than you ever will be again. Make use of it for the sake of

                                       -  Anonymous

    The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the
     joy of companionship; it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he
     discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his

                                   -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

    We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.

                                    -  Carlos Castaneda

    The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

                                      -  William James

    A sorrow shared is half a sorrow, a joy shared is twice a joy.

                                  -  Unknown

    In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get
          through, but how many can get through to you.

                                    -  Mortimer J. Adler

    Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like
          expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.

                                      -  Dennis Wholey

    There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's 
    your own self.

                                      -  Aldous Huxley

    Imagination was given to us to compensate for what we are not; a sense of humor
                                 was given to us to console us for what we are.

                                      -  Mark McGinnis

    Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. 

                                        ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

    Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on;  hold fast; hold out. 
    Patience is genius.

                                        ~  Comte de Buffon

    We grow old as soon as we  cease to love and trust.

                                     ~ Madame de Choiseul

    The greatest good you can  do for another is not just share your riches, but to
    reveal to him his own.

                                   ~ Benjamin Disraeli 

    A lie has speed, but truth has  endurance.

                                     ~ Edgar J. Mohn

    A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds  are singing, and the lawn  mower is broken.

                          ~ James Dent

    Here are the two best prayers I know:

    'Help me,  help me, help me' and
    'Thank  you, thank you, thank you.'
                                       ~ Anne Lamott

    Making the decision to have a child--it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  (So true!)

                                      ~ Elizabeth Stone

    Why can't life's problems hit  us when we're seventeen and know everything?

                                       ~  A.C. Jolly

    Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it  didn't work for the rabbit.

                                      ~ R.E. Shay

    The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

                                    ~ Muhammad Ali

    Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?

                                   ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

    What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.

                                  ~ Yiddish proverb 

    The Three Grand Essentials to happiness in this life are 

    • something to do
    • something to love 
    • and something to hope for
                                 ~ Jose Addison

    You wake up in the morning and your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life.  It is yours.  It is the most precious of possessions.  No one can take it from you. And no one receives either more or less than you receive. 

                               ~Dr. Thomas Arnold Bennett 

    How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something  but to be someone.

                              ~Coco Chanel 

    "Blessed is the influence of one true, loving soul over another". 

                                        ~George Eliot 

    Daring ideas are like chess men moved forward.  They may be beaten, but they  may start a winning game.


    I don't think of all of the misery but of the beauty that still remains.

                           ~Anne Frank

    I am great believer in luck.  The harder I work the more of it I seem to have. 

                           ~Coleman Cox

    Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. 

                           ~Hannah More

    The evening of a well spent life brings its lamps with it.

                           ~Joseph Joubert

    Everyday happiness means getting up in the morning,  and you can't wait to finish your breakfast, you can't wait do your excercises.  You can't wait to put on your clothes. You can't wait to get out- and you can't wait to come home,  because the soup is hot.

                           ~George Burns

    The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.

                           ~Linus Pauling

    One day in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

                           ~Sigmund Freud

    It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out- it's the grain of sand in your shoe.

                                  ~ Robert Service

    We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. 

                           ~Matrin Luther KIng Jr.

    If you want  something you've never had before, you've got to do something you've never done before.

                               ~ Drina Reed

    If a friend is in trouble, don't  annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do.  Think of something appropriate and do it.

                          ~ Edgar Watson Howe

    It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

                             ~Abraham Lincoln

    Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world.  It beats money and power and influence.

                              ~Henry Chester

    It takes courage to show your dreams to someone else.

                           ~ Erma Bombeck

    Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect.   It means you've decided to see beyond the  imperfections. 


    Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. 

                           ~Annette Funicello

    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it  will annoy enough people to make it  worth the effort...

                           ~Herm Albright

    Write the bad things that happen to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on  a piece of marble. 

                           ~Coleman Cox

    The truth of the matter is that you always know the
                right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.

                           ~Gen. Norman Schwarzkoff

    "If you want happiness for  an hour- take a nap.
           If you  want happiness for a  day- go fishing. 
           If you want  happiness for a month- get  married. 
           If you want happiness for a year-inherit a fortune.
           If you want happiness for a lifetime- help others."

                    ~Chinese Proverb
    "Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have  the possibility of
    being  great.

    "Beginning today, treat  everyone you meet as if  they were going to be dead
     by midnight. Extend to  them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do with no thought of any reward.  Your life will never be the  same again."

                          ~  Og Mandino

    "Everyone who got where he is had to begin with where he was.

                               ~Richard L. Evans

    "Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you."

                            ~ H. Jackson Browne Jr.

    "The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

                           ~Sally Berger

    "Pray for a good harvest, but keep on plowing."

                           ~Nancy Otto

    "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

                           ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

    "Just because some one doesn't love you the way you want them to,
            doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have. "

                         ~ Unknown

    "Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened. "

                        ~ Unknown

    When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long -and so regretfully- upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. 

                                   ~ Alexander Graham Bell

    The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. 

                                    ~Elizabeth Taylor

    A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops. 

                                     ~ Henry B. Adams

    The above quotations were taken from the newsletter Beliefnet
    "When I speak of love I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response. I am speaking of that force which all of the great religions have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life. Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality."

    "Hatred and bitterness can never cure the disease of fear; only love can do that. Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it."

                                ~ Dr. Martin Luther King

    "We people of the world need to find ways to get to know one another - for then we will recognize that our likenesses are so much greater than our differences, however great our differences may seem. Every cell, every human being, is of equal importance and has work to do in this world." 

    Many common problems are caused by wrong attitudes. People see themselves as the center of the universe and judge everything as it relates to them. Naturally you won't be happy that way. You can only be happy when you see things in proper perspective: all human beings are of equal importance in God's sight, and have a job to do in the divine plan." 

    "The spiritual life is the real life; all else is illusion and deception. Only those who are attached to God alone are truly free. Only those who live up to the highest light live in harmony. All who act upon their highest motivations become a power for good. It is not important that others be noticeably affected: results should never be sought or desired. Know that every right thing you do - every good word you say - every positive thought you think - has good effect."

                                ~ Peace Pilgram

    "On Marriage: One of the things I have realized -- and people who have been married a long time realize -- is that marriage is not a love affair. A love affair has to do with immediate personal satisfaction. But marriage is an ordeal; it means yielding, time and again. That's why it's a sacrament: you give up your personal simplicity to participate in a relationship. And when you're giving, you're not giving to the other person: you're giving to the relationship just as the other person is, then it becomes life building, a life fostering and enriching experience, not an impoverishment because you're giving to somebody else."

                                ~ Joseph Cambell

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