Irish Blessing: road to meet me with God in your hand

Irish Blessing: May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields; And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And rains fall soft upon your fields;
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Irish Blessing

Dale Carnegie quote: what fools do vs those with character and self-control

Dale Carnegie said: Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain; and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain; and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends And Influence People

Alexander Graham Bell quote: how to have a successful nation

Alexander Graham Bell said: Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.

Educate the masses, elevate their standard of intelligence, and you will certainly have a successful nation.

Alexander Graham Bell

The giver quotes: what a Receiver of memories do

When the new Receiver failed, the memories that she had received were released. They didn’t come back to me. They went…

I don’t know, exactly. They went to the place where memories once existed before Receivers were created. Someplace out there – . . . And then the people had access to them. Apparently that’s the way it was, once. Everyone had access to memories.

It was chaos… They really suffered for a while. Finally it subsided as the memories were assimilated. But it certainly made them aware of how they need a Receiver to contain all that pain. And knowledge.

The Giver, page 131, written by Lois Lowry

Guy de Maupassant quote: what gives life to the non-existent

Guy de Maupassant said: Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe. It gives back life to those who no longer exist.

Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe. It gives back life to those who no longer exist.

Guy de Maupassant

Jessica Farris narration: not afraid of strangers down the street

Jessica Farris, the anonymous girl, narrates that she’s not afraid of strangers as she heads towards her next assignment. She has the address in her memory. As she walks down the street, she describes the people she sees.

I don’t fear strangers though. I’ve learned more harm can come from familiar faces… I memorize the exact location then stride down the street, skirting the garbage that has spilled from a toppled bin. A shopkeeper pulls a security grate over his store front, the loud metal rattling into place. A trio of students, backpacks slung over their shoulders, jostle each other playfully as I pass them…

Jessica Farris, An Anonymous Girl, Chapter 3, written by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Maya Angelou quote: love no barriers but hope

Maya Angelou said: Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou quote: if you only have one smile

Maya Angelou said: If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.

Maya Angelou

Dr. Seuss quote: in love when reality is better than dreams

Dr. Seuss said: You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Dr. Seuss

Steve Joordens quote: memory effect on thought and behavior

Steve Joordens said: Memory is acting anytime some past experience has an effect on the way you think or behave now or in the future.

Memory is acting anytime some past experience has an effect on the way you think or behave now or in the future.

Steve Joordens, Memory and the Human Lifespan
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