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Rub your eyes and purify your heart ? and prize above all else in the world those who love you and who wish you well.
-- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


Monday, July 13, 1998

Something to admire

Whatever you find in others, becomes a part of you. When you criticize and find fault in someone, it only serves to bring you down. How could you possibly profit from embracing and expanding the negative?

When you admire someone, you share in their accomplishment. The things you admire in others will grow strong within yourself. The respect you give to others will bring more respect to you. The love in your life will grow to the extent that you give it away.

Your thoughts determine the quality of your life, so why would you want to focus them on the shortcomings of others? Instead, look for ways to admire and respect the very best in the people around you. That will bring out the best in you.

— Ralph Marston

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