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J.D. Deutschendorf
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Tuttle, Oklahoma

  poetry quotes: advice

So, friends, every day do something
that won't compute. Love the Lord.
Love the world. Work for nothing.
take all you have and be poor.
Love someone who does not deserve it.

  -  Wendell Berry

Whatever you can do,
or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius,
power and magic in it.

  -  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you don't know the kind of person I am
and I don't know the kind of person you are
a pattern that others made may prevail in the world
and following the wrong god home we may miss our star.

  -  William Stafford

Small service is true service while it lasts:
Of humblest friends, bright creature! scorn not one:
The daisy, by the shadow that it casts,
Protects the lingering dewdrop from the sun.

  -  William Wordsworth

Don't let your heart depend on things
That ornament life in a fleeting way!
He who possesses, let him learn to lose,
He who is fortunate, let him learn pain.

  -  Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Do not seek too much fame
but do not seek obscurity.
Be proud.
But do not remind the world of your deeds.
Excel when you must, but do not excel the world.
Many heros are not yet born,
many have already died.
To be alive to hear this song is a victory.

  -  West African Traditional Song

If someone insults you,
Go on, with light heart;
If they all do it, pay
No heed to what they say.
    There's no new art
    In talk of that kind.
Wind will blow it all away.

  -  Margaret of Navarre

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Cast all your cares on God; that anchor holds.

  -  Alfred Lord Tennyson

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