Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls.

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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

Have enough courage to trust love one more time. And always one more time.

Have enough courage to trust love one more time. And always one more time.

A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.

A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.

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