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Wayne Busby


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What is your favourite quote and why?

I would like to begin here a compendium of those bits of wisdom humanity perceives to be most true or without exception.

It is not necessary to name who might be credited with saying your selection, as no such person can honestly claim to have been without some outside inspiration, which catalyzed their creativity and moved them to express their insight.
Much like what you are called here to do.

If you yourself have distilled some wisdom through reflection, please allow me to present you this moment to pass it on here for consideration or perhaps start your own string.

The purpose of all this is to provide a most efficient tool for correlating the most valid ideas about morality and what we perceive to be real or important across culture or socialization. I would then like to work with you to turn this soil and see what new things (ideas) might grow. Food for the soul.

You are encouraged to emulate the creative process here so: COPY, COMBINE and TRANSFORM! Help me correlate.

Please comment in a constructive way if you agree or not with anything posted here and explain why.

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Herein you will find over 700 quotes and comments full of inspiration and wisdom, from Tedsters motivated by positivity and the betterment of mankind.
I am blessed and humbled to have consorted with them.
Get yourself your favourite comfort drink and stay a while, this is one of 'Ted Conversations' longest strings ever.

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  • Mar 31 2012: There is one by Goethe I like "boldness has genius in it"- anyone direct me to the full quotation?
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      Mar 31 2012: "Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now"

      “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves as well. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen accidents, meetings and material assistance that no one could have dreamed would come their way. Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”

      – Goethe, by attribution
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        Mar 31 2012: Oh Colleen there you Goethe again… If I do anything great with this life time it will be because of my association with people you.

        Thanks again:)!
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          Mar 31 2012: Honestly Wayne, sometimes, I don't know if I goethe, or cometh!

          "There's so much good in the worst of us
          And so much bad in the best of us
          That it ill behooves any of us
          To talk about the rest of us..."
          (Mary Engelbreit)
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        Mar 31 2012: What a great quote by Mary.....love the name!!!

        I have so much of her stationary....

        "Mothers nurture the flowers in the garden of life"

        "Too much of a good thing is wonderful"

        What I do love from her the most are her illustrations......

        Thanks Colleen!!

        [EDIT]...oh, and "Life is a chair of bowlies"....she illustrates it with a comfy arm chair filled with lovely bowls of all colors.....

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