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“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

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source: Food Rules (New York: Penguin, 2009), Introduction, xv.

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“Savings is really not an amount; it’s an activity.”

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source: quoted in: “Free Advice on Money for Those With Little,” The New York Times, by Fernanda Santos, March 28, 2010.

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notes: this is the company slogan for The Financial Clinic, a nonprofit organization founded by Mae Watson Grote and dedicated to the financial security of working poor people

“To get up at a regular hour, to devote a regular amount of time during the day to activities such as meditating, reading, listening to music, walking; not to indulge, at least not beyond a certain minimum, in escapist activities like mystery stories and movies, not to overeat or overdrink are some obvious and rudimentary rules. It is essential, however, that discipline should not be practiced like a rule imposed on oneself from the outside, but that it becomes an expression of one’s own will; that it is felt as pleasant, and that one slowly accustoms oneself to a kind of behavior which one would eventually miss, if one stopped practicing it.”

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source: The Art of Loving (New York: Perennial Library, 1974), 93.

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medium: self-help

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