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Morning Coffee Quotes

Laughing Buddha - photo by Cindy Caraway

It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals.”
— Charles Kuralt

Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment.”
— Evan Esar

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”
— Victor Hugo

A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.”
— Robert Heinlein

A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool at the other.”
— Samuel Johnson

Abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.”
— Heraclitus

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.”
— Will Durant

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”
— Thomas Jefferson

Good manners are just a way of showing other people that, although we have a right to be offensive and disrespectful, we choose to be polite and respectful of our fellow man.”
— Coe D. Behr

Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper.”
— Thomas Fuller

We never lose our demons. We only learn to live above them.”
— The Ancient One, Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

I've done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.”
— Fran Lebowitz

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
— M. Scott Peck

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