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Absence

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.    Roger de Rabutin

Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy (13 April 1618 – 9 April 1693), commonly known as Bussy-Rabutin, was a French memoirist. He was the cousin and frequent correspondent of Madame de Sévigné.

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Passion

I got my dog back, in African-American language, your dog means your passion, your fire.   Deion Sanders

Deion Luywnn Sanders Sr., nicknamed “Primetime”, is a former American football and baseball player who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network. He is currently the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill high school where his sons go to school. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Love

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.   Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, c. 1904[Note 1] – May 10, 1977) was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Crawford tenth on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

 

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Home

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.   Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin(January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rodbifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions.  He founded many civic organizations, including Philadelphia’s fire department and the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

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Bullying

 

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.    Benjamin Disraeli

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of BeaconsfieldKGPCFRS (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881), was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and its broad outreach. Disraeli is remembered for his influential voice in world affairs, his political battles with the Liberal Party leader William Ewart Gladstone, and his one-nation conservatism or “Tory democracy”. He made the Conservatives the party most identified with the glory and power of the British Empire. He is the only British prime minister to have been of Jewish birth. He was also a novelist, publishing works of fiction even as Prime Minister.

 

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Comedy

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. Peter Ustinov

Sir Peter Alexander UstinovCBEFRSA (born Peter Alexander von Ustinov  16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) was an English actor, writer, dramatistfilmmakertheatre and opera directorstage designerscreenwritercomedianhumoristnewspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter. He was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for much of his career. A respected intellectual and diplomat, he held various academic posts and served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement.

In one of my favorite Disney movies, Blackbeard’s Ghost. 1968