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Best quotes of the week

Thomas Jefferson

“The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.”

via Today’s Quote April 14, 2021 at 10:57AM
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Milton Friedman

“We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.”

via Today’s Quote April 15, 2021 at 10:57AM
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Benjamin Jowett

“Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.”

via Today’s Quote April 16, 2021 at 10:57AM
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P. J. O’Rourke

“The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.”

via Today’s Quote April 17, 2021 at 10:57AM
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Prayer of Repentance
Given by Meher Baba on 8 November 1952

We repent O God most merciful, for all our sins;
For every thought that was false or unjust or unclean;
For every word spoken that ought not to have been spoken;
For every deed done that ought not to have been done.
We repent for every deed and word and thought
Inspired by selfishness;
And for every deed and word and thought inspired by hatred.
We repent most specially for every lustful thought,
And every lustful action;
For every lie; for all hypocrisy;
For every promise given, but not fulfilled;
And for all slander and backbiting.
Most specially also, we repent for every action
That has brought ruin to others;
For every word and deed that has given others pain;
And for every wish that pain should befall others.
In your unbounded mercy, we ask you to forgive us, O God,
For all these sins committed by us;
And to forgive us for our constant failures
To think and speak and act according to your will.

Wisdo Quotes

Don’t try to be better than everyone else, be better than you were yesterday.
I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. (Ken Venturi)
We’re harvesting the fruits of the seeds planted by those before us. Make sure you plant the right seeds for those who come after you.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. (Warren Buffett)

Fingerprint Adoption Day

Did you know…

… that today is Fingerprint Adoption Day? In 1902, Denmark became the first country to adopt fingerprinting as a way to identify criminals. Trivia fans: There are three types of fingerprints: the arch, whorl, and loop. Loops are the most common with about 60% of the world’s population, whorls make up almost 35%, and arches are the most rare, with 5% of the population having them. Which are you!?


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.”

— Andre Maurois