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  • Many choose a spouse the way they would a garment; if it looks good and fits, then itís perfect.


  • We have become so anxious to make a good impression that we have forgotten how to be good.


  • Those that cling to the past shouldnít be surprised to find that tomorrow leaves them there.


  • When you throw yourself into your work, donít leave anything out.


  • If we do a good deed because we believe that it will somehow comeback to us, the good deed was really a loan disguised as a gift.


  • The law that each of us violates daily is the Law of Averages.


  • Those who seem most concerned about passing safely between the womb and the tomb will have safely avoided the significance of what lay in between.


  • The first step on the road to wisdom is taken when we first say that we might be mistaken.


  • If the world is to be our oyster, we should try to be its pearl.


  • We must always remember, as we emerge from the black abyss of ignorance and fear, is that the forces of darkness always reach out to hasten our return.


  • Perseverance is the key to getting where we want to go; wisdom is the ability to anticipate if where we want to go is where we will want to be.


  • To not admit a mistake is to make another.


  • What we can do is factual; what we canít do is hypothetical.


  • One of lifeís greatest pleasures comes secretly when we do things that will benefit others without their ever knowing that it was done by another.


  • A genuinely strong person wonít blame; wonít complain, and wonít explain why something was done unless asked.


  • It is a nice compensation that in our helping others, we become happier; however even if we didnít become happier we should do so anyway so that another becomes happier.


  • The significance of our lives isnít in accomplishing significant things but is defined by the significant things that we have done for others that will be preserved long after weíve been forgotten.


  • Societies concern themselves with honesty between individuals; the individual that wants to become free needs to be concerned about honesty within himself.


  • In the dawning of our lives we need to have hope for ourselves; in the twilight of our lives we need to have hope for others.


  • Many, that profess happiness, do so only because they have found mechanisms to keep away the sources of their fears; however, in doing so they have created another fear, the fear that these mechanisms will fail. It is this last fear that gives birth to much obsessive behavior since these mechanisms will always seem to threaten failure.


  • Opportunity tends to be the most impatient of callers since it generally knocks only once.


  • In our efforts to be funny, we show our weakness; because our attempts at humor are a disguised form of seeking the approval of others.


  • Great ambivalence about experiencing the perfect moments of life is that in order to experience them, they must be consumed and not preserved.


  • To provide only sustenance and medical help to the desperate of the world is to magnify the problems of the next generations unless we do more.


  • It is helpful to look at our acts of kindness, even to strangers, as a kind of repayment for all of the benefits of kindness that we have received from others, both unknown and unknowable.


  • Perhaps today, the most important thing to learn is how to unlearn what was learned that was false.


  • Whenever we do something only to impress another we discover something within of which we are ashamed.


  • There would be more happy people if they stopped searching for the meaning of life and started putting meaning into their lives.


  • We theorize to search for our limits; we act and discover them.


  • It is unlikely that we will ever learn from the words of another if we already believe that we know what they will say.


  • Those that remain on the offence can chose the time and place to apply their efforts while those on the defense must always be ready and disperse their defenses everywhere.


  • The best plan of all is to plan to change plans when circumstances change.


  • Many believe that play is essential to oneís ideal development; but play doesnít necessarily mean any physical activity since there are those that can play vigorously while seated in a darkened room all alone.


  • Many of the important problems that we encounter would have already been solved were it not for our waiting for someone else to solve them.


  • WALT HASKINS


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