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Posted 28 January 2002 - 12:30 AM
Illness is not something to feel ashamed of. It is not a sign of misfortune or defeat. Suffering is the fuel of wisdom, and it opens the way to happiness. Through illness, human beings can gain insight into the meaning of life, understand its value and dignity, and strive to lead more fulfilling lives. ~ Daisaku Ikeda
In life, it's not the bad things we do that hurt us, it's the good things we don't do. ~ Shmuley Boteach