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Picture and Quote of the Day, Tuesday February 22.2011

Picture of the day

Quote of the day

“When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning our days and nights into a hellish turmoil”

“When Jesus said, “Love your enemies,” he was also telling us how to improve our looks. I know women – and so do you – whose faces have been wrinkled and hardened by hate and disfigured by resentment. All the beauty treatments in Christendom won’t improve their looks half so much as would a heart of forgiveness, tenderness and love.”

“Hatred destroys our ability to enjoy even our food. The Bible put it this way: “better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.”

“Wouldn’t our enemies rub their hands with glee if they knew that our hate for them was exhausting us, making us tired and nervous, ruining our looks, giving us heart trouble, and probably shortening our lives?”

“Even if we can’t love our enemies, let’s at least love ourselves. Let’s love ourselves so much that we won’t permit our enemies to control our happiness, our health, and our looks.”

Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

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