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English nursery rhyme:
The rose is red, the violet's blue
The honey's sweet, and so are you
Thou are my love and I am thine
I drew thee to my Valentine
The lot was cast and then I drew
And Fortune said it shou'd be you.

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Once upon a time, son,
they used to laugh with their hearts
and laugh with their eyes:
but now they only laugh with their teeth,
while their ice-block-cold eyes
search behind my shadow.

There was a time indeed
they used to shake hands with their hearts:
but that’s gone, son.
Now they shake hands without hearts
while their left hands search
my empty pockets.

‘Feel at home!’ ‘Come again’:
they say, and when I come
again and feel
at home, once, twice,
there will be no thrice-
for then I find doors shut on me.

So I have learned many things, son.
I have learned to wear many faces
like dresses – homeface,
officeface, streetface, hostface,
cocktailface, with all their conforming smiles
like a fixed portrait smile.

And I have learned too
to laugh with only my teeth
and shake hands without my heart.
I have also learned to say,’Goodbye’,
when I mean ‘Good-riddance’:
to say ‘Glad to meet you’,
without being glad; and to say ‘It’s been
nice talking to you’, after being bored.

But believe me, son.
I want to be what I used to be
when I was like you. I want
to unlearn all these muting things.
Most of all, I want to relearn
how to laugh, for my laugh in the mirror
shows only my teeth like a snake’s bare fangs!

So show me, son,
how to laugh; show me how
I used to laugh and smile
once upon a time when I was like you.

Gabriel Okara

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Putting others first only leaves .Me in second place and being in first place is something that I do Not live for.

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Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. A. Einstein

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I shall someday thread as a feather thru the snows of winter, Not just thru the threads of this kingdom.

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"Beautiful hearts blossom, blossom and blossom from the thinking habits.
Contact with good human beings and great books will enrich the life"-

Abdul Kalam

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I plan to lose myself today since the greatest treasure hunt of all, is finding yourself again.

Edited by codeorder: lost a typo xD

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If I were in a cloud of smoke and really high, as floating above the world, would that make .Me a God?

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Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.

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“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”

George Santayana

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>>“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”
<<What must be accomplished, shall be accomplished.

Confidence in one's reality is not for everyone, it is for that one.

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You can choose to be happy or sad and whichever you choose that is what you get. No one is really responsible to make someone else happy, no matter what most people have
been taught and accept as true.

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