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From Thornton Wilder

“The test of an adventure is that when you’re in the middle of it, you say to yourself, ‘Oh, now I’ve got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home.’ And the sign that something’s wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure.”

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Who’s Rekindled Your Spirit?

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

– Albert Schweitzer

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Slang

Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands, and goes to work.

Carl Sandburg

New York Times, Feb. 13, 1959

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A friend posted this on Facebook

One of my students was squinting at the board so I asked him if he forgot his glasses. He said he didn’t have any glasses because his mother won’t let him get any because she doesn’t want him to look like a “book idiot.”

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