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System Messages

George Washington

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

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George Washington

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The intellect must not be kept at consistent tension, but diverted by pastimes.... The mind must have relaxation, and will rise stronger and keener after recreation.

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca, "On Tranquillity of Mind"

Lionel Tiger

Human beings need pleasure the way they need vitamins.

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Lionel Tiger

Norm Stewart

We're shooting 100 percent --- 60 percent from the field and 40 percent from the free-throw line.

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Norm Stewart

Lyndon Johnson

A president’s hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.

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Lyndon Johnson

Marshall McLuhan

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.

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Marshall McLuhan

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Where we love is home --- home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes

Lindsay Wagner

I've experienced several different healing methodologies over the years --- counseling, self-help seminars, and I've read a lot --- but none of them will work unless you really want to heal.

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Lindsay Wagner

February 2019

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