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"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

Gordon B. Hinckley

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"And now behold thy brothers murmur, saying it is a hard thing which I have required of them; but behold I have not required it of them, but it is a commandment of the Lord. Therefore go, my son, and thou shalt be favored of the Lord, because thou hast not murmured. And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father; I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them."

1 Nephi 3:5-7

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"Don’t try to be original, just try to be good."

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"If we were in a fire we would just cough a lot and then go to the hospital and get a new face."

— Hannah Guymon

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"If there was a fire in our home I would grab Skippers, Fin Fin & his home, & blankey. Thats ALL I would need."

— Hannah Guymon

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"Words don’t deserve that kind of malarkey. They’re innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they’re no good any more…. I don’t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little or make a poem which children will speak for you when you’re dead."

— Tom Stoppard, The Real Thing

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"Good design adds value of some kind, gives meaning, and, not incidentally, can be sheer pleasure to behold; it respects the viewer’s sensibilities and rewards the entrepreneur."

Paul Rand

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The greatest barrier to forgiveness is that we so often misunderstand the meaning of the word. “I’ve found that literally one hundred percent of the problems that people have with forgiveness are based on a misunderstanding of the concept.” says Robert Enright. Forgiveness researchers come in all stripes and colors, with all types of backgrounds and worldviews, but they universally agree that forgiveness is not:

• Forgetting
• Condoning
• Excusing
• Trusting without reason
• Forgoing legal or financial reparation
• Reconciling if it would in any way endanger the victim’s safety or health
• Forgoing justice

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Why Good Things Happen to Good People

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"Forgiveness replaces pain with peace. However, forgiveness is not a simple act or a onetime gesture; nor is it a pardon in some official sense. It is an approach to life, a work in progress. It is perfectly human for anger and pain to catch us off guard even after we have done our best to forgive someone. The literature on forgiveness is deep and finely layered. This hugely important human act and the exact ways in which we carry it out are deeply shaped by our individual experience. I hope that you will find a way to express this form of love that suits you and that you can live with comfortably over a lifetime."

Why Good Things Happen to Good People

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"A team of researchers at Stanford wanted to figure out how today’s college students were able to multitask so much more effectively than adults. How do they manage to do it, the researchers asked? The answer, they discovered—and this is by no means what they expected—is that they don’t. The enhanced cognitive abilities the investigators expected to find, the mental faculties that enable people to multitask effectively, were simply not there. In other words, people do not multitask effectively. And here’s the really surprising finding: The more people multitask, the worse they are not just at other mental abilities, but at multitasking itself."

William Deresiewicz, from The American Scholar

This speech was delivered at the United States Military Academy at West Point last October.