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A Tale of two Friends
A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some pocht of the journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, he wrote in the sand: "Today ma best friend slapped me in the face." They kept on walking, until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but his friend saved him. After recovery from the near drowning, he carved on a stone: "Today my best friend saved my life." The friend, who had slapped and saved his best friend, asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand, and now, you carve in a stone, why?" The other replied: "When someone hurts you, you should write it down in the sand, where the wind of forgiveness can erase it away, but when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone, where no wind can ever erase it."

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Mark Twain

The madman who throws a stone into a crowded market, forgets that his own mother could be hit by his madness.

If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.

We need somethign to believe in, something to inspire us to be better than we are.
Thomas Kinkade

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