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THESE 3 THINGS 193

These 3 Things

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1. Most of you know this, have read this, but it bears repeating and staying fresh in our minds. When you threaten one faith, you threaten all faith. Even those of use who just pray to Oprah. Silence is compliance. This quote is attributed to Martin Niemoller.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

2. You know this one too. 

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!  - Emma Lazarus

3. Maybe you don't know this one. It's a good one to know. 

Therefore, my dear friend, I know of no other advice than this: Go within and scale the depths of your being from which your very life springs forth.  At its source you will find the answer to the question… - Letters to a Young Poet

What did you learn today?

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