Satisfaction Quotes

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

Friday, June 18th, 2010
sunset beach kites

Where the star Canope shines in May,
Shepherds are thankful, and nations gay.
The music that can deepest reach,
And cure all ill, is cordial speech…

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Whenever we find ourselves “wanting more,” the solution is to do more for society

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
path of light

When we tell the Universe to “Gimme, gimme, gimme,” it responds in like fashion, and we find ourselves feeling put upon and out of balance. But when we ask the Universe, “How may I share?” it will ask “How may I share with you? You are a…

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It’s only work if you’d rather be doing something else

Saturday, January 9th, 2010
Dear Abby clipping

I have had my finger on the pulse of the nation for more than three decades, and I’ve concluded that people are better than ever.

With all the crime, violence, and rebellion that has surfaced, I’ve seen more compassion, real love, and…

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It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done

Saturday, September 26th, 2009
sunset

I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. I see her, an old woman, weeping for me on the anniversary of this day. I see her and her husband, their course done, lying…

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If you are foolish enough to be contented, don’t show it, but grumble with the rest

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
cows napping

…if you can do with a little, ask for a great deal. Because if you don’t you won’t get any. In this world, it is necessary to adopt the principle pursued by the plaintiff in an action for damages, and to demand ten times more than you are ready to accept. If you can feel satisfied with a hundred, begin by insisting on a thousand; if you start by suggesting a hundred, you will only…

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Only the children know what they are looking for.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
brightly lit face of a child

And a third brightly lit express train thundered past.

“Are they chasing the first travelers?” asked the little prince.

“They’re not chasing anything,” the switchman said. “They’re sleeping in there, or…”

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