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    Alexander McCall Smith
    “Sorry about your sausage dog.”
    Alexander McCall Smith, The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs

  • #2
    “When taking Spock to see the spores, Leila comments, "It's not much further." having been beaten about the head severely on the difference between "further" and "farther," I believe I can say with some trembling confidence that she should say, "it's not much farther." "Further" means "to a greater extent or degree" whereas "farther" means "to a greater distance." (I know this is really picky, but hey, that's my business.)”
    Phil Farrand, The Nitpicker's Guide for Classic Trekkers

  • #3
    Alexander McCall Smith
    “Irene gasped. "Have you taken leave of your senses, Stuart?" she hissed. "Have you?"
    Stuart closed his eyes.
    "No," he said. "Au contraire." It was strong language for the Edinburgh New Town, but he had to say it.
    "Don't au contraire me," said Irene.
    But it was too late. He had.”
    Alexander McCall Smith, Sunshine on Scotland Street

  • #4
    Alexander McCall Smith
    “In an earlier age, it might have been possible to believe that goodness would prevail over pride, but not anymore. The proud could be proud with impunity, because there was nobody to contradict him in his pride and because narcissism was no longer considered a vice. That was what the whole cult of celebrity was about, she thought; and we fêted these people and fed their vanity.”
    Alexander McCall Smith, Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

  • #5
    Alexander McCall Smith
    “Be content with who you are and where you are, and do whatever you can do to bring to others such contentment, and joy, and understanding that you have managed to find yourself.”
    Alexander McCall Smith, The Double Comfort Safari Club

  • #6
    Julia Cameron
    “As you move toward a dream, the dream moves toward you.”
    Julia Cameron

  • #7
    Marianne Williamson
    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
    Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #9
    Charles M. Schulz
    “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”
    Charles M. Schulz

  • #10
    Dr. Seuss
    “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #11
    Fred Rogers
    “You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.”
    Fred Rogers

  • #12
    Fred Rogers
    “Mutual caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other's achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain.”
    Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

  • #13
    Fred Rogers
    “The thing I remember best about successful people I've met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they're doing and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success. They just love what they're doing, and they love it in front of others.”
    Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

  • #14
    Fred Rogers
    “There are three ways to ultimate success:
    The first way is to be kind.
    The second way is to be kind.
    The third way is to be kind.”
    Fred Rogers

  • #15
    Fred Rogers
    “At the center of the Universe is a loving heart that continues to beat and that wants the best for every person. Anything that we can do to help foster the intellect and spirit and emotional growth of our fellow human beings, that is our job. Those of us who have this particular vision must continue against all odds. Life is for service.”
    Fred Rogers

  • #16
    Fred Rogers
    “Life is deep and simple, and what our society gives us is shallow and complicated.”
    Fred Rogers



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