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Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.

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Noun: Peccadillo  (pek-uh-DIL-oh) Definition: A slight offense. Example sentence: Mark’s thank-you note to his hostess was sincere and touching; his only peccadillo was addressing her by her first name instead of “Mrs. Henderson.”

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It is never too late to be what you might have been.

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Verb: Gruntle  (GRUN-tul) Definition: To put in a good humor. Example sentence: The hour-long wait at the restaurant irked us, but once we were seated, our amiable waiter was able to gruntle us in just a few short minutes.    

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.    

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Love is like water: if it doesn’t flow, it stagnates.

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Noun: Alpenglow  (AL-pun-gloh) Definition: A reddish glow often seen on the summits of mountains just before sunrise or just after sunset. Example sentence: As the sun dipped below the horizon, I stood on the porch of the remote cabin and waited for appearance of the soft shimmering of the alpenglow.

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Love is not a matter of counting the years, but making the years count.

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Verb: Herald  (HAIR-uld) Definition: 1: To give notice of: announce. 2: To greet especially with enthusiasm: hail. Also, publicize. 3: To signal the approach of: foreshadow. Example sentence: After months of winter, I start to look for the return of the robins to herald the beginning of spring.

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Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.

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