„We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.“

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„I believe the only way we can reach the Kingdom of Heaven is to have the Kingdom of Heaven in our hearts.“

—  Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915
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