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There fared a mother driven forth // Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless // All men are at home.  // The crazy stable close at hand, // With shaking timber and shifting sand, // Grew a stronger thing to abide and stand // Than the square stones of Rome. For men are homesick in their […]

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there […]

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“I’d like to have two armies: one for display with lovely guns, tanks, little soldiers, staffs, distinguished and doddering Generals, and dear little regimental officers who would be deeply concerned over their General’s bowel movements or their Colonel’s piles, an army that would be shown for a modest fee on every fairground in the country. […]

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“…I would tell him that foolishness matters only to places where its circulation is restricted; that without the liberty to criticize, there cannot be sincere flattery, and only little men are afraid of little writings ” The Figaro Trilogy: The Marriage of Figaro (1784), Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais Preview Open

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This may seem unusually narrowly focused, but I think the concept has a very general application. Jonathan Lewis is a well-known author/blogger within the Oracle Database community. I have been an Oracle Database Administrator for more than 20 years, and have the following quote of his displayed prominently in my workspace. Preview Open

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Apologizing for our past sins may reveal character and for a time lessen anti-Americanism abroad, but if it is done without acknowledging that the sins of America are the sins of mankind, and that our remedies are so often exceptional, then it only earns transitory applause–and more lasting contempt that we ourselves do not believe […]

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If a cat has kittens in the oven, it doesn’t make them cookies.—Lots of mothers throughout history. I was born in the North of an old Southern family. My patrilineal family was in Virginia before the Lees, who are considered one of the First Families of Virginia. My parents met while my father was in […]

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Christmas is now less than two weeks away. I have another quote about the Christmas season today. A quick short one, and I offer no further commentary. Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime. […]

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‘There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say,’ returned the nephew. ‘Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round—apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything […]

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“I think we’ve been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it’s the government’s job to cope with it. ‘I have a problem, I’ll get a grant.’ ‘I’m homeless, the government must house me.’ They’re casting their problem on society. And, you know, there […]

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Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.    C. S. Lewis I’ve read a lot this month about how education will make the electorate wiser (or more malleable) but I can’t quite get it out of my mind that Germany in the 1930s was one […]

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Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – Francis of Assisi So often we look at a far away goal, and think that it is out of our reach. In software, as in life, I start with the most viable product, then add the layers of […]

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You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon. Share your courage with each other…Keep faith in your comrades on your left and right and Marine Air overhead. Fight with a happy heart and strong spirit…carry out your mission and keep your honor clean. Demonstrate to the […]

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My grandmother likes to quote proverbs and old sayings. And she’s not alone, almost every Cambodian, old and young, likes to throw them around in conversations. Proverbs and adages are so popular, they become social rules. Khmer proverbs and adages are mostly presented in rhymes and rhythms. Some proverbs have literal meanings, some are metaphors. […]

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