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Don’t Be Afraid of Science

“Don’t be afraid of where science takes you. Science is observable, testable, and repeatable. Science doesn’t have feelings, opinions or spin – we add those things.” – Greg Taunt

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Do It Yourself Repairs

When a guy’s printer type began to grow faint, he called a local repair shop where a friendly man informed him that the printer probably needed only to be cleaned. Because the store charged $50 for such cleanings, he told him he might be better off reading the printer’s manual and trying the job himself.

Pleasantly surprised by his candor, he asked, “Does your boss know that you discourage business?” “Actually, it’s my boss’s idea,” the employee replied sheepishly. “We usually make more money on repairs if we let people try to fix things themselves first.”

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I Can Grow

“I will come again and conquer you because as a mountain, you can’t grow, but as a human, I can.” – Edmund Hillary, upon failing to climb Mt. Everest the first time

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Forget Disappointment

“Forget entirely the word disappointment. Failures, so called, are but fingerposts pointing out the right direction to those who are willing to learn.”

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God’s Quarter

Several years ago a mother gave her son two quarters. One was for his Sunday School offering. The other was for an ice cream cone on the way home from Sunday School. One Sunday, Billy was flipping a quarter in the air and catching it on the way down.

One time, the quarter flipped into the air, but Billy missed catching it. It rolled down the storm sewer and was gone. Billy looked skyward and prayed, “Sorry God, that was your quarter.”

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Good vs. Great Leadership

“A good leader inspires people to have confidence in their leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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Get Up and Do Something

Dr. Karl Menninger, the famous psychiatrist, once gave a lecture on mental health, and then answered questions from the audience. “What would you advise a person to do,” asked one man, “if that person felt a nervous breakdown coming on?” Most people expected him to reply, “Consult a psychiatrist.”

To their astonishment, he replied, “Lock up your house, go across the railway tracks, find someone in need and do something to help that person.” The Key – Don’t sit and pout. Get up and do something!

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