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"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease." - Voltaire

"Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper."
- Albert Einstein

"The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."
- Voltaire

"He who fears will suffer, he already suffers from his fear."
- Michel de Montaigne

"We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly..." Michel de Montaigne on "remarkable act of friendship"

"We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him."
- Michel de Montaigne

"I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine."
- Oliver Goldsmith

Yao Ming stands tall for Elephants: "Say No To Ivory"; trio - Prince William, David Beckham & Yao Ming - for Rhinos

Yao Ming: ‘Say No to Ivory’

Prince William, David Beckham and Yao Ming for WildAid

The Duke of Cambridge, David Beckham, and Yao Ming team up in new WildAid PSA
The Duke of Cambridge, David Beckham, and Yao Ming are speaking out to protect rhinos for future generations in this WildAid message. The trio met in London in September 2013 to film two messages that began airing globally, with targeted outreach in China and Vietnam, beginning in January 2014 as part of WildAid's demand reduction campaign and the Royal Foundation's United for Wildlife Collaboration.

“'The End of the Wild' aired last week in China, and it airs on Animal Planet this Autumn. Yao Ming is an incredible ambassador for +WildAid & also now for United for Wildlife!”

Yao Ming: "Say No To Ivory"
To better understand what’s happening to these species as a result of Asian demand for ivory and rhino horn, Yao Ming traveled to Africa for the first time to come face-to-face with some of the world’s most majestic species - the elephant and the rhino.  read more »

Jimmy Fallon: "genius comedian and actor Robin Williams...He's one of a kind. He's one in a million. He's unbelievable"

August 13, 2014 Jimmy Fallon Pays Tribute to Robin Williams to honor the late comedian, choking back tears, before doing his best impersonation of the legend -

*update* 21 August 2014 Robin Williams's Ashes Scattered in San Francisco Bay near his home just one day after his death, per his official death certificate

*update* 20 August 2014 2014 Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards. At 2013 Emmys, Williams honored his friend and mentor Jonathan Winters.

Unbreakable bond. Christopher Reeve: the greatest gift from Robin Williams is laughter

Robin Williams - Inside The Actors Studio - FULL Video

young Robin Williams (credit: childhood-images1)

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"The good is the beautiful." - Plato

"The good is the beautiful."
- Plato

"Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state."
- John Locke

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
- Aristotle

"The basis of good manners is self-reliance."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."
- Epictetus

"Character is determined by choice, not opinion."
- Aristotle

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