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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”
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Robert Frost
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
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“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
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The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
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