Thoughts sent in 1999
Thoughts Sent In 1999
1/1/1999 One foe is too many and a hundred friends too few. - Hopi Indian Proverb
1/3/1999 Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. - George Eliot
1/5/1999 You can't cross the sea merely by staring at the water. - Rabindranath Tagore
1/7/1999 Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. - John Cotton Dana
1/9/1999 When we look for the good in others, we discover the best in ourselves. - Martin Walsh
1/10/1999 Dear LORD, keep your arm around my shoulder.…and ….Your hand over my mouth! - Unknown 
1/12/1999 You'll never leave where you are, until you decide where you'd rather be. - Bits & Pieces
1/14/1999 Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle. - Michelangelo
1/15/1999 There is no fear where there is faith. - Kiowa Indian Proverb
1/18/1999 There are two kinds of men who never amount to very much: Those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else. - Cyrus H.K. Curtis
1/19/1999 There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear. - Bits & Pieces
1/20/1999 Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement and you are bound to become an excited person. Life will take on a new zest, deeper interest, and greater meaning. - Norman Vincent Peale
1/21/1999 Politeness goes far, yet costs nothing. - Samuel Smiles
1/22/1999 Love at first sight is easy to understand. It's when two people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes a miracle. - LEADERSHIP ... with a human touch
1/25/1999 I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention. - Dianne Sawyer
1/26/1999 The greatest mistake a man can make is to sacrifice health for any other advantage. - Arthur Schopenhauer
1/27/1999 You can tell if you're on the right track - it's usually uphill. - Bits & Pieces
1/28/1999 Before you put someone in their place, you should put yourself in theirs. - David Denotaris
1/29/1999 Have a great day, and don't forget who gave it to you! - Max Lucado
2/1/1999 There is no success without hardship. - Sophocles
2/2/1999 The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. - Arthur Koestler
2/3/1999 Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future. - Lumbee Indian Proverb
2/4/1999 Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
2/5/1999 Happiness is like jam. It's almost impossible to spread it around without getting some on yourself. - Bits & Pieces
2/8/1999 If the power to do hard work is not talent, it is the best possible substitute for it. - James A. Garfield
2/9/1999 Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Theodore Roosevelt
2/10/1999 D.I.M.I.T.T. = Determination Is More Important Than Talent. - Bits & Pieces
2/11/1999 Everything worthwhile, everything of any value, has a price. The price is effort. - Loretta Young
2/12/1999 God doesn't make orange juice; God makes oranges. - Jesse Jackson
2/15/1999 Be wealthy in your friends. - William Shakespeare
2/16/1999 Friends are lights in the winter; the older the friend, the brighter the light.   - Roger Rosenblatt - Contributed by Patti Stollfuss
2/17/1999 Friendship cannot be bought; you have to help make it. - Sauk Indian Proverb
2/18/1999 The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. - Elizabeth Foley
2/19/1999 Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. - Elbert Hubbard
2/22/1999 Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift--that's why we call it "the present. - Original author not known - submitted by Lynn Lobenhofer
2/23/1999 Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. - Epicurus
2/24/1999 Be satisfied with needs instead of wants. - Tenton Sioux Indian Proverb
2/25/1999 Do not wish to be anything but what you are and try to be that perfectly. - St. Francis De Sales
2/26/1999 Don't worry about bitin' off more than you can chew. Your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger'n you think. - Texas Bix Bender
3/1/1999 You don't stop playing because you are old; you grow old because you stop playing. - Bits & Pieces
3/2/1999 When you win, nothing hurts. - Joe Namath
3/3/1999 What should I do to love? Believe. - What should I do to believe? Love. - Irish Proverb
3/4/1999 To be persuasive, we must be believable. To be believable, we must be credible. To be credible, we must be truthful. - Edward R. Murrow
3/5/1999 There's more to life than crossing things off your To-Do list. - Bits & Pieces
3/8/1999 Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain about os its brevity. - Jean De La Bruyere
3/9/1999 Thoroughly to teach another is the best way to learn for yourself. - Tyron Edwards
3/10/1999 Unused talents give you no advantage whatever over someone who has no talents at all. - Bits & Pieces
3/11/1999 We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. - Eric Hoffer
3/12/1999 We are most often in the dark when we are the most certain, and the most enlightened when we are confused. - M. Scott Peck
3/15/1999 We can generally learn more about Peter from listening to Peter tell us about Paul than we can about Paul. - Bits & Pieces
3/16/1999 We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. - Lloyd Alexander
3/17/1999 We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. - Dakota Indian Proverb
3/18/1999 Wise people learn what they can. Fools learn when they must. - Arthur Wellesley Wellington
3/19/1999 When you're through learning, you're through. - Vernon Law
3/22/1999 Your attitude will defeat you faster than the competition. - Bits & Pieces
3/23/1999 You've got to go through the negative before you can get to the positive. - Willard L. Burson
3/24/1999 A brave man dies but once, a coward many times. - Iowa Indian Proverb
3/25/1999 A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. - Hugh Downs
3/26/1999 A short pen is better than a long memory. - Confucius
3/29/1999 The very first step toward success in any occupation is to become interested in it. - Sir William Osler
3/30/1999 The reason so many people never get anywhere in life is because when opportunity knocks, they are out in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers. - Walter P. Chrysler
3/31/1999 The most important lesson you can learn from winning is that you can. - Dave Weinbaum
4/1/1999 The human body was designed to walk, run or stop; it wasn't built for coasting. - Cullen Hightower - Contributed by Patti Stollfuss
4/2/1999 The block of granite that is an obstacle in the path of the weak becomes the stepping stone in the path of the strong. - Thomas Carlyle
4/5/1999 Learning is discovering that something is possible. - J. Krishnamurti
4/6/1999 Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. - Annette Funicello
4/7/1999 If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. - Benjamin Franklin
4/8/1999 If your plan is for a year, plant rice. If your plan is for a decade, plant trees. If your plan is for a lifetime, educate children. - Confucius
4/9/1999 It's all right to be Goliath, but always act like David. - Phil Knight
4/11/1999 It's easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. - Alfred Adler
4/13/1999 Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love. - Buddhist Saying
4/14/1999 Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something. - Maricopa Indian Proverb
4/15/1999 Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. - James A. Michener
4/16/1999 We make 35 million laws to enforce the Ten Commandments. - Bits & Pieces
4/19/1999 A leader is a dealer in hope. - Napoleon
4/20/1999 A window of opportunity will not open itself. - Dave Weinbaum
4/21/1999 Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age. - Jeanne Moreau
4/22/1999 Begin to weave and God will give the thread. - German Proverb
4/23/1999 All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. - Bits & Pieces
4/26/1999 A child believes that only the action of someone who is unfriendly can cause pain. - Santee Sioux Indian Proverb
4/27/1999 Act on your ideas: Ideas in action solve problems, achieve goals, and, as much as anything can, assure a happy life. - Earl Nightengale
4/28/1999 Anyone who says the days of opportunity are over is copping out. - Ann Landers
4/29/1999 At least I think I've discovered the secret: Do what you want to do, but do it. - Truman X. Jones
4/30/1999 Criticism is something we can avoid easily - by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. - Aristotle
5/4/1999 Miracles do not happen in contradiction to nature, but only in contradiction to that which is known to us in nature. - Saint Augustine
5/5/1999 Most of us go through life not knowing what we want, but feeling darned sure this isn't it. - Bits & Pieces
5/6/1999 Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - W.W. Ziege
5/7/1999 Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
5/10/1999 A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks almost instantly. - Bits & Pieces
5/11/1999 It's the quality of thinking that counts. - Eli Schragenheim
5/12/1999 We credit scarcely any persons with good sense except those who are of our opinion. - La Rochefoucauld
5/13/1999 The acquisition of knowledge always involves the revelation of ignorance - almost is the revelation of ignorance. - Wendell Berry
5/14/1999 When someone gets something for nothing, someone else gets nothing for something. - Unknown
5/17/1999 Cherish youth, but trust old age. - Pueblo Indian Proverb
5/18/1999 Between the great things that we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. - Adolph Monod
5/19/1999 Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. - General Omar Bradley
5/20/1999 Digging for facts is smarter exercise than jumping to conclusions. - Bits & Pieces
5/21/1999 Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. - Oprah Winfrey
5/24/1999 Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill
5/25/1999 The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. - B.B. King
5/26/1999 The better I get, the more I realize how much better I can get. - Martina Navratilova
5/27/1999 The gap between enthusiasm and indifference is filled with failures. - Bits & Pieces
5/28/1999 The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention. - Richard Moss
6/1/1999 The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool. - Richard Feyman
6/2/1999 The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees, in every object, only the traits which prove that theory. - Thomas Jefferson
6/3/1999 The pathway to glory is rough and many gloomy hours obscure it. - Chief Black Hawk
6/4/1999 To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. - Unknown
6/7/1999 When you don't know what you want, you often end up where you don't want to be. - Bob Greene
6/8/1999 We cannot tempt fate without eventually getting scorched by it. - Ana Veciana Contributed by Patti Stollfuss
6/9/1999 A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. - Irish porverb
6/10/1999 Age is not important unless you're a cheese. - Helen Hayes
6/11/1999 Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. - Henry Ford
6/14/1999 All who have died are equal. - Comanche Indian Proverb
6/15/1999 A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow. - Charles Brower
6/16/1999 All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble. - William F. Halsey
6/17/1999 Don't find fault. Find a remedy. - Henry Ford
6/18/1999 Everyone starts from scratch, but not everyone keeps scratching! - Bits & Pieces
6/21/1999 Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. - John Wooden
6/22/1999 A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. - Mignon McLaughlin
6/23/1999 Character is not made in a crisis - it is only exhibited. - Robert Freeman
6/24/1999 Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - unknown
6/25/1999 Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. - Bits & Pieces
6/28/1999 Good and quickly seldom meet. - George Herbert
6/29/1999 Have more than thou showest; speak less than thou knowest. - William Shakespere
6/30/1999 He who know others is clever; he who knows himself is enlightened. - Lao-Tzu
7/1/1999 I have more trouble with D.L. Moody than any other man I know. - D.L. Moody
7/2/1999 It takes courage to stand up and speak. It takes even more courage sometimes to sit down and listen. - Bits & Pieces
7/6/1999 You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. - Beverly Sills
7/7/1999 You can't make one thin dime giving people what they need. You've got to give them what they want. - Angel Martin
7/8/1999 You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. - Mary Tyler Moore
7/9/1999 Two marks of a holy person: giving and forgiving. - Bits & Pieces
7/12/1999 Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy. - Mike Ditka
7/14/1999 Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. - Colin Powell
7/14/1999 Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have of trying to change others. - Jacob M. Braude
7/15/1999 Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. - David Lloyd George
7/16/1999 Don't belittle … be BIG. - Bits & Pieces
7/19/1999 Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced. - James Baldwin
7/20/1999 You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough. - Frank Crane
7/21/1999 When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness. - Malcom S. Forbes
7/22/1999 When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things were failures, so I did 10 times more work. - George Bernard Shaw
7/23/1999 What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. - Pearle Bailey
7/26/1999 "Do" is the critical word. - Peter F. Drucker
7/26/1999 According to cancer survival statistics Lance Armstrong is not alive, nor did he win the Tour de France. - Just Do It. - Nike Commercial
7/27/1999 A human being is happiest and most successful when dedicated to a cause outside of his own individual selfish satisfaction. - Dr. Benjamin Spock
7/28/1999 A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate performance. - Tom Flores
7/29/1999 After climbing a great hill, one always finds that there are many more hills to climb. - Nelson Mandella
7/30/1999 Opportunity merely knocks - temptation kicks the door in!  - Bits & Pieces
8/2/1999 You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough. - Joe E. Lewis
8/3/1999 Work banishes those three great evils; boredom, vice, and poverty. - Voltaire
8/4/1999 When people are highly motivated, it's easy to accomplish the impossible. And when they're not, it's impossible to accomplish the easy. - Bob Collings
8/5/1999 Whatever your past has been, you have a spotless future. - Melanie Gustafson
8/6/1999 To profit from good advice requires as much wisdom as to give it. - Bits & Pieces
8/9/1999 The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. - Norman Vincent Peale
8/10/1999 The three most important questions all winners ask themselves: What do I want? How am I going to get it? When am I going to do something about it? - Mark Gibson
8/11/1999 The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius. - Rebecca Pepper Sinkler
8/12/1999 The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary. - May V. Smith
8/13/1999 The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. - Bits & Pieces
8/16/1999 Bibles that are falling apart usually belong to people who are not. - Bits & Pieces
8/17/1999 Beware what you set your heart upon. For it surely shall be yours. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
8/18/1999 Change is not merely necessary to life. It is life. - Alvin Toffler
8/19/1999 Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what no one else has thought. - Albert Szent - Gyorgyi
8/20/1999 Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. - Pete Seeger
8/23/1999 Always assume each and every person wants to do a better job and grow. - Steve Farrar
8/24/1999 Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better. - John Updike
8/25/1999 Be an early riser: the game does not snuggle their heads on feather pillows. - Assinibone Indian Proverb
8/26/1999 Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still. - Chinese Proverb
8/27/1999 It's not how old you are, but how you are old. - Bits & Pieces
8/30/1999 When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying. - Author unknown - sent to me by Cary Williams
8/31/1999 What you are speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
9/1/1999 Try to fix the mistake - not the blame. - Bits & Pieces
9/2/1999 Those who follow the crowd will never be followed by a crowd. - John Maxwell
9/3/1999 The recipe for perpetual ignorance is be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge. - Elbert Hubbard
9/7/1999 The greatest ability is dependability. - Curt Bergwall
9/8/1999 The honor of the conquest is rated by the difficulty. - Baron De Montesquieu
9/9/1999 The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. - W. Grisold
9/10/1999 The impossible: what nobody can do until somebody does. - Bits & Pieces
9/13/1999 The shortest way to do many things is to do one thing at a time. - Samuel Smiles
9/14/1999 The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. It is the storm within that endangers him, not the storm without. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
9/15/1999 There's no cap on success. The jury stays out until you take your last breath. - Judy Sheindlin
9/16/1999 We always admire the other fellow more after we have tried to do his job. - William Feather
9/17/1999 The largest room in the world is the room for improvement. - Bits & Pieces
9/20/1999 Your dreams can be realities. They are the stuff that leads us through life toward great happiness. - Deborah Norville
9/21/1999 You've got to be willing to give up good to get great. - Kenny Rogers
9/22/1999 You either have to be first, best, or different. - Loretta Lynn
9/23/1999 You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within. - Bob Nelson
9/24/1999 You will never be on top of the world if you try to carry it on your shoulders. - Bits & Pieces
9/27/1999 Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcom S. Forbes
9/28/1999 Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant. - Horace
9/29/1999 Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. - Erica Jong
9/30/1999 All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism. - North Dekalb Kiwanis Club Beacon
10/1/1999 Discomfort is often a bridge, not a barricade, to success. - Bits & Pieces
10/4/1999 Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it. - George Lucas
10/5/1999 Anger is a thief who steals away the nice moments. - Joan Lunden
10/6/1999 Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself. - St. Francis De Sales
10/7/1999 Eating little and speaking little can hurt no man. - Hopi Indian Proverb
10/8/1999 Every change is not an improvement, but every improvement is a change. - Bits & Pieces
10/11/1999 Every time you wake up and ask yourself, "What good things am I going to do today?" remember that when the sun goes down at sunset, it will take part of your life with it. - Indian Proverb
10/12/1999 Example has more followers than reason. - Christian Bovee
10/13/1999 Fear is nature's warning sign to get busy. - Henry C. Link
10/14/1999 Focused action beats brilliance any day - Art Turock
10/15/1999 For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe. - Larry Eisenberg
10/18/1999 A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. - Father James Keller
10/19/1999 Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs. - Malcom S. Forbes
10/20/1999 Every exit is an entry somewhere else. - Tom Stoppard
10/21/1999 Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson. - Vernon Law
10/22/1999 Love grows best when watered daily with kind words. - Bits & Pieces
10/25/1999 The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit. - Nelson Henderson
10/26/1999 The smarter a man is the more he needs God to protect him from thinking he knows everything. - Pima Indian Proverb
10/27/1999 The winner asks, "May I help?" The loser asks, "Do you expect me to do that?" - William Arthur Ward
10/28/1999 There are no secrets to success: Don't waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work,  and persistence. - Colin Powell
10/29/1999 When arguing with a stupid person, make sure he is doing the same. - Sign in St Germain, WI
11/1/1999 Change is what keeps us fresh and innovative. Change is what keeps us from getting stale. Change is what keeps us young. - Rick Pitino
11/2/1999 Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. - John Wooden
11/3/1999 Even if we can't be happy, we must always be cheerful. - Irving Kristol
11/4/1999 Unless you walk out into the unknown, the odds of making a profound difference in your life are pretty low. - Tom Peters
11/5/1999 A smile is a language even a baby understands. - Bits & Pieces
11/5/1999 To me, faith is not just a noun but also a verb. - Jimmy Carter
11/8/1999 Little things don't mean a lot - They mean everything. - Harvey MacKay
11/9/1999 Laughter is the sun that drives the winter from the human heart. - Victor Hugo
11/10/1999 It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we're missing until it arrives. - Author unknown - sent to me by Cary Williams
11/11/1999 It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is to get up and take action. - Al Batt
11/12/1999 More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying that they made them. - Bits & Pieces
11/15/1999 Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. - Plautus
11/16/1999 You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. - Joe Sabah
11/17/1999 Winners outrun defeat by not stopping; losers give in to defeat by not starting. - Bits & Pieces
11/18/1999 You always pass failure on the way to success. - Mickey Rooney
11/19/1999 The most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at the goal itself, but at some ambitious goal beyond it. - Bits & Pieces
11/22/1999 There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. - Colin Powell
11/23/1999 Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation. - Roger Staubach
11/24/1999 The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
11/29/1999 They are able who think they are able. - Virgil
11/30/1999 On the dance floor, as in life, you're only as good as your partner. - Robin Marantz Henig
12/1/1999 Nothing is more difficult and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. - Napoleon Bonaparte
12/2/1999 People need responsibility. They resist assuming it, but they cannot get along without it. - John Steinbeck
12/3/1999 If you don't climb the mountain, you can't see the view. - Bits & Pieces
12/6/1999 Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. - William Feather
12/7/1999 Teachers not only teach, but they also learn. - Sauk Indian Proverb
12/8/1999 Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. - Garth Brooks, Pat Alger, & Larry Bastian
12/9/1999 Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. - Colin Powell
12/10/1999 Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. - John Quincy Adams
12/13/1999 Facts are stubborn things. - Alain Rene Lesage
12/14/1999 If at first you DO succeed, try something harder. - Ann Landers
12/15/1999 Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. - B.F. Skinner
12/16/1999 Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. - Benjamin Spock, MD
12/17/1999 Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough. - Bits & Pieces
12/20/1999 The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. - Robertson Davies
12/21/1999 We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda
12/22/1999 The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. - Chinese Proverb
12/23/1999 Take a tip from nature - your ears aren't made to shut, but your mouth is. - Bits & Pieces
12/24/1999 He came to pay a debt He didn't owe because we owed a debt we couldn't pay. - Day Spring Card

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