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Aside from the connection it posits between making money and being good, the modern ideal of a successful life imputes a further connection: between making money and being happy.   This idea in turn rests on three assumptions. First, that to identify what will make us happy...

This chapter is aimed at further exciting you about yourself and, through your example, at exciting those around you, especially your family members, about being a human being and being alive. I want to interest you in learning more about how your various parts work, and...

Jack Parr says a wonderful thing. He says, "My life seems like one long obstacle course, with me as the chief obstacle." Isn't that great? Buscaglia, in one of his speeches, includes the following piece, "Locked In": All of my life I lived in a coconut. Isn't that...

The sun is burning on your back, and the air shimmers like glass above the sand. Your gums feel like sandpaper. You drank your last drop of water two days ago and you’ve been on all fours ever since, crawling toward an oasis on the...

I’d like to introduce you to two people you know very well, although not by name: your experiencing self and your remembering self. Your experiencing self is the part of your conscious mind that experiences the present moment. In your case, it’s reading these words right...

NON EBUR Ceilings of gold or ivory do not glisten in my house. No beams of Mount Hymettus rest on columns quarried in farthest Africa. Nor have I, an unknown heir, inherited the Palace of Attalus nor do honorable clients spin for me the Spartan purple. But integrity I do possess and a considerable vein...

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  • And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by THOSE WHO COULD NOT HEAR THE MUSIC ...

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were thought to be insane
by THOSE WHO COULD NOT HEAR THE MUSIC ..."
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  • Life is so unpredictable that anything is possible .

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  • I LIVE IN MY DREAMS . Other people live in dreams , but not in their own . That's the difference .

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Other people live in dreams , but not in their own .
That's the difference ."
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  • All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time .

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as though I were seeing them for the first time ."
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  • Medicine heals deseases of the body wisdom frees the soul from passions .

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wisdom frees the soul from passions ."
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  • It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop .

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so long as you do not stop ."
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  • A book read by a thousand different people is a thousand different books .

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is a thousand different books ."
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  • Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be WHAT WE KNOW WE COULD BE .

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to be WHAT WE KNOW WE COULD BE ."
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  • The bee discovers amid the most pungent flowers and the roughest thorns the smoothest and most palatable honey .

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and the roughest thorns
the smoothest and most palatable honey ."
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  • Without joy in our heart , our progress in life is slow and uninteresting .

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our progress in life 
is slow and uninteresting ."
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