Fear

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.

Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.

I will face my fear.

I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

And when it has gone past

I will turn the inner eye to see its path.

Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.

Only I will remain.

~Frank Herbert (1920–1986), Dune

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Life Begins

The best day of your life is the one

on which you decide your life is your own.

No apologies or excuses.

No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.

The gift is yours — it is an amazing journey —

and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.

This is the day your life really begins.

~Bob Moawad

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Difficulties

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives,

and die in the foothills

cursing difficulties which do not exist.

~Edgar Watson Howe

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Unique Being

At bottom every man knows well enough

that he is a unique being, only once on this earth;

and by no extraordinary chance

will such a marvelously picturesque

piece of diversity in unity as he is,

ever be put together a second time.

~Friedrich Nietzsche

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Diet

The first thing you lose on a diet

is your sense of humor.

~Author Unknown

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Set The Example

So long as governments

set the example of killing their enemies,

private citizens will occasionally kill theirs. 

~Elbert Hubbard

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Goal Of Life

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat

match the beat of the universe,

to match your nature with Nature.

~Joseph Campbell

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A Thousand Reasons

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry,

show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

~Author Unknown

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Wisdom Teeth

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth

the first time he bites off

more than he can chew.

~Herb Caen

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Burst Free

I feel my body, my mind, weighted down

— all is heavy —

but my blood, my inner fire, my passion,

the little unburdened kid in me,

patiently waits to burst free. 

Some of us die never having burst. 

~Terri Guillemets

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