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"When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain." - Mark Twain

"Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75."
- Benjamin Franklin

"When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain."
- Mark Twain

"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You name it: Karma or what? Judges in tears: 7yo sings very sad song once banned; goose stalks man; bond between Giant & Tiny


Man, goose form odd-couple friendship

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7-Year-Old Stuns Viewers When She Sings 'Gloomy Sunday' By Billie Holiday (VIDEO)
When 7-year-old Angelina Jordan Astar got onstage to sing "Gloomy Sunday" for "Norway's Got Talent," no was expecting this voice to come out of such a little girl. Her smoky, soulful tone is reminiscent of Billie Holiday, and makes her seem wise beyond her years. It takes a truly old soul to capture the feeling of Lady Day, let alone audiences' hearts. Her incredible performance earned her a standing ovation and the tears of several audience members.

The BBC once banned the song as too sad to be broadcast.

Angelina's performance elicited both tears and a standing ovation from the stunned judges. But just how much did this sweet child grasp the gravity of what she was singing?
"I felt something special about it. It's hard to explain in words," said Angelina, explaining to a Norwegian television station that she speaks English and "understood [the song] very well … when I sang it for my mum, she said that this song is nice, but it was an incredibly sad song."

This young girl obviously has a very old soul.

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Latin phrases: "mindful of what has been done, aware of what will be", "peace visits not the guilty mind", ...

"memores acti prudentes futuri": mindful of what has been done, aware of what will be
- from the North Hertfordshire District Council coat of arms

"nemo malus felix": peace visits not the guilty mind

"Nemo igitur vir magnus sine aliquo adflatu divino umquam fuit.": No great man ever existed who did not enjoy some portion of divine inspiration.
- from Cicero's De Natura Deorum, Book 2, chapter LXVI, 167

"Say as you think and speak it from your souls." - William Shakespeare

"Say as you think and speak it from your souls."
- William Shakespeare

"It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them."
- Mark Twain

"It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions."
- William Shakespeare

"Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If virtue precede us every step will be safe."
- Seneca

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
- Winston Churchill

Queen:"reflection, meditation and prayer make us better people"; remained constant is "family, friendship & good neighborliness"

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Watch the Queen's Christmas Day message 2013 in full
The Queen reflected on prominent events from the past year during her Christmas broadcast - from the service that marked the 60th anniversary of her coronation to the birth of Prince George

"balance between action and reflection"
"reflection, meditation, prayer help to renew us"
"family, friendship, neighborliness"
"principle and service"

Her broadcast began with the Queen telling her audience how a man she once knew gained a clearer insight into the world after spending a year in a plaster cast recovering from a back operation.
She said: "He read a lot, and thought a lot, and felt miserable. Later, he realised this time of forced retreat from the world had helped him to understand the world more clearly.
"We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock."

The Queen, who was dressed in a single crepe wool primrose dress which she wore to William and Kate's wedding in April 2011, also said in her broadcast: "As with all who are christened, George was baptised into a joyful faith of Christian duty and service. After the christening, we gathered for the traditional photograph.

"It was a happy occasion, bringing together four generations."

The Queen also looked back over the past 12 months to the 60th anniversary of her coronation, celebrated with a national service in June.

She said: "I myself had cause to reflect this year, at Westminster Abbey, on my own pledge of service made in that great church on Coronation Day 60 years earlier.  read more »

"Harmony", the ever-biggest word carved by 2 popes, floating in the sky which has no boundaries of religions, or claimed regions

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[Dec 29, 2013] Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has shared a holiday meal with his successor, Pope Francis.
The two men dined together at Francis's residence, the Santa Marta hotel on the Vatican City grounds, Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said on Saturday.

Francis had extended an invitation for a holiday meal when he paid a call on his predecessor December 23 at a monastery on the Vatican's grounds to offer Christmas greetings, Vatican Radio said.  read more »

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