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In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I se it, is service to a fellow human being.
One definition of man is an intelligence served by organs.
Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God. When he puts on all his auxiliary organs, he is truly magnificent; but those organs have not grown on him and they still give him much trouble at times.
One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories.
Death is not a period, but a comma in the story of life.
Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.
The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.
The life of every person is like a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.
An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.
As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given.
Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: Are your ready?
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
It takes little talent to see clearly what lies under one's nose, a good deal of it to know in which direction to point that organ.
This is how I define talent; it is a gift that God has given us in secret, which we reveal without knowing it.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Talent is only the starting point.

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