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Letters

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.

PHYLLIS THEROUX

Fate and Destiny

Fate’s what befalls a man who fails to act. Destiny is for men who refuse to accept their failures as their fate. We’ve all had failures. Don’t let ‘em define you. Let ‘em refine you.

-Lamar Wayatt, ABC’s Nashville

Some Wise Words about People

The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.

-John D. Rockefeller

Good and Evil

I receive an inordinate amount of email. If I were to read every single email I get on all my accounts and reply to all the ones requesting responses I would never stop emailing.

That being said, I also opt to get many of these emails by signing up for automated email services. That’s how I receive a lot of news, stories about my clients, shopping deals and information about books I want to read when I have time (which is never).

One of my favorite emails every day is from Goodreads – a website for rating books and finding other books you’ve never heard of based on your favorite genres. I receive the Goodreads Quote of the Day email which generally includes quotes from famous authors who either have a birthday, death day, book-aversary or some other connection with the date.

I absolutely loved today’s quote so I figured I’d share it with you – I think it provides a lot of great food for thought:

He felt that there is a loose balance of good and evil, and that the art of living consists in getting the greatest good out of the greatest evil.

-Machado de Assis

The note from Goodreads: The Brazilian poet and author of Dom Casmurro was born on this day in 1839.

Interesting, huh? Do you agree with Machado de Assis? Have you had some great evil that you had to create some good from?

Update:

I also liked today’s (Friday) quote:

In order to rise
From its own ashes
A phoenix
First
Must
Burn.

-Octavia E. Butler

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