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I try to live what I consider a “poetic existence.” That means I take responsibility for the air I breathe and the space I take up. I try to be immediate, to be totally present for all my work.
~ Maya Angelou

Responsibility

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap.
Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
We never repent of having eaten too little.
Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
Take things always by their smooth handle.
When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.

~ Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

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