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The only thing in fact that is certain in life is that the next thing that happens will surprise us.
The most important thing, without which we can't live, is kindness. Kindness, we need that to survive. Kindness is like water. Religion is like tea. It's a great luxury, it increases the savor of life, but you can survive without it.
"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The best way to predict your future is to create it. - Peter Drucker
Be kind! For everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.
Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.
— Seth Godin
What we're learning is that what you practice you become.