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In a small town being neighborly is essential and every local job is vital.
- Sign

Postcard shots are usually taken by non-locals, so consider seeking out galleries or craftshops with photos taken by local artists.
- Catherine Mack

I know what I know if you know what I mean.
- Edie Brickell

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington

What's the point of new blood if you won't let it circulate?
- Conversation

Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not quality.
- George Santayanatee

Tell people something they know already and they will thank you for it. Tell them something new and they will hate you for it.
- George Monbiot

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
- Voltaire

He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury and he saw a poor widow put in two copper coins. And he said, 'Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all the living that she had.'
- Luke 21

You'll never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. If the fool would persist in her folly she would become wise.
- William Blake

Tsimba Itsoka (There is no footprint without the foot)
- Shona proverb and Oliver Mtukudzi's new CD

What I propose, therefore, is very simple: it is nothing more than to think what we are doing.
- Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition

When each of these three elements of vision -- concern for excellence, for people and for the wider environment -- are present, business is transformed from a tool for making profits into a creative, humane experiment for improving life.
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The problem is that people who have the power don't care.
- Conversation

Measure twice, cut once.
- Popular saying

Do consultants add enough value to earn their keep?
- Conservation with a consultant

In the country of the blind the one eyed man is king.
- Desiderius Erasmus



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