2017 is off to a sketchy start.

Ringing in the new year with some more wise words from smart people.benjamin-franklinBe always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better person. — Benjamin Franklin

anais-nin-new-yearI made no resolutions for the new year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. — Anais Nin

michael-dirdaFor those of us with an inward turn of mind, which is another name for melancholy introspection, the beginning of a new year inevitably leads to thoughts about both the future and the past. — Michael Dirda

arthur-asheWe must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.  — Arthur Ashe

oliver-wendell-holmes The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins. — Oliver Wendell Holmes

bruce-springsteenBe able to keep two completely contradictory ideas alive and well inside of your heart and head at all times. If it doesn’t drive you crazy, it will make you strong. — Bruce Springsteen

bob-rossIf it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – but nothing is broken, so don’t worry about trying to fix anything.  — Bob Ross

siouxsie-siouxSticking labels on you cuts off all other elements of what you are. — Siouxsie Sioux

winston-churchillTo jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war. –Winston Churchill

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