Patience is Important

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.  These things are your greatest treasures.  (Lao Tzu)

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.  (Billy Graham)

I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.  (Greg Behrendt) 

Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Hope is patience with the lamp lit.  (Tertullian) 

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The Power of Forgiveness

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.  (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

The weak can never forgive.  Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.  (Mahatma Gandhi)

Forgiveness is not always easy.  At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it.  And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.  (Marianne Williamson)

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive, but do not forget.  (Thomas Szasz)

When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.  (Bernard Meltzer)

Forgiveness is for yourself because it frees you.  It lets you out of that prison you put yourself in.  (Louise L. Hay)

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Thinking About Libraries

The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.  (Carl T. Rowan)

A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.  (Norman Cousins)

I discovered me in the library.  I went to find me in the library.  (Ray Bradbury)

A library is thought in cold storage.  (Herbert Samuel)

I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.  (Alexander Smith)

The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.  (Albert Einstein)

The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy, and community.  (Paula Poundstone)

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