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Be a friend to everyone you meet, some day you will need one.

 

Be not deceived with the appearance of things, for show is not substance.

 

Assumption is the weakest form of understanding.

 

Never make a permanent decision to a temporary problem

 

Quitters never win and winners never quit

 

Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your mental back yard, in which to bury the perceived faults of your friends.

 

If you deal only in truth your memory will always be supported by reality, if you deal with lies you will reap only confusion and mistakes.

 

Truth is not your adversary, your shame is.

 

Emotions cloud judgment also emotions are the cause of it.

 

Nothing succeeds like ones own successor.

 

Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.

 

Gossip is the information highway of the gullible.

 

Those who have difficulty expressing themselves need help not punishment.

 

Actions made with good intentions are more reliable than those made for profit.

 

What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

 

If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the loopholes.

 

A man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.

 

Just because you have their attention doesn’t mean you have their respect

 

Change favors the prepared mind

 

You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom just an intelligent human being.

 

The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.

 

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.

 

Today, you have 100% of your future left.

 

All fine architectural values are human vales, else they are natures.

 

How difficult it is to save the skin of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.

 

Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!

 

There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept.

 

Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.

 

A promise made with no intention to be kept is the beginning of a failed plot.

 

The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.

 

The great majority of men are bunglers of beginnings.

 

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes.

 

We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.

 

Good men do not need obey the laws. A good man is the law.

 

A hedge between friends keeps friendship green.

 

Happiness is wanting what you already have.

 

It is what is in the mind when sober, that comes out of the mouth when drunk

 

The road to hell is paved with good intentions not followed through.

 

The masses have no habit of self reliance or original action.

 

Believe in boys and girls and men and women of a great tomorrow that what so ever the child sowed the adult shall reap.

 

When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is still honorable to reach the second or even the third rank.

 

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels and will fight to avoid them more than a man of spirit.

 

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

 

When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.

 

If you don’t value ideals you won’t aspire to any.

If you don’t value qualities you won’t acquire to any.

If you don’t value values you won’t require to any.

A fool aspires to nothing and so he shell receives the same.

 

Being upset is simply just a beginning of new a understanding

 

May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past

 

What kind of message are we sending our children? When we so frequently contradict our statements with our actions, this is called hypocrisy and many children rebel because of it.

 

If you want your children to be successful in life then teach them to honor all of its components.

 

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.

 

They gave each other a smile with a future in it.

 

If men would be angels, angels would be gods.

 

By down playing values and quality you undermine your ability to support them within yourself.

 

The more misery one can endure the happier you will eventually be.

 

Thinking oneself to death: Unorganized minds do more damage to themselves than anyone else could ever do.

 

You know it’s a funny thing, I have seen many beautiful women, but I’m not sure that that kind of beauty is what I would prefer in a marriage. It’s interesting that I would prefer less lovely lass for one that is a little more grounded in reality.

 

Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of humankind are caused by the fear of it.

 

Not happy with your life? Your life will never change until you do.

 

The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, as sages in all times assert the happy man is the one without a shirt to loose.

 

Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals. It cannot be mass-produced.

 

You are in charge. You have the ability to be the master your own destiny.

 

Something you do not want is dear at any price.

 

Ideas are, in truth, is force.

 

Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.

 

Evil be to him who evil thinks.

 

A man can do what he wants, but still happier is he that wants what he does.

 

The imagination is man's power over nature.

 

Love does not sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread: remade all the time and be made new.

 

Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated.

 

Liberation is not necessarily deliverance.

 

Even evil has it’s purpose and it is to validate good.

 

Death gives humanity sleep, eternal youth, immortality and renewal.

 

Death gives renewal to life if not to new ideas when the old pass on.

 

Every abridgement of a good book is a fool abridged.

 

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

 

Happiness does not lie in happiness itself, but in the achievement of it.

 

Mighty things from small beginnings grow.

 

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.

 

Use your head and your heart, it’s not everything, but it’s a start.

 

The life is a journey, a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.

 

If it weren’t for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.

 

Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last.

 

Home is where there's one to love us.

 

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.

 

It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear.

 

Honor is like an island, rugged and without a beach once we have left it, we can never return without great effort.

 

The aim of education should be to convert the mind into living fountain, and not a reservoir.

 

Running for money doesn't make you run fast. It makes you run first.

 

There is not so much comfort in having children, as there is sorrow in parting with them.

Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing.

 

Don't be a spectator and let life pass you by.

 

The government is the family of last resort.

 

When you look at countries like very large gangs and the governing body is the “Boss.” The behavior pattern is quite similar.

 

I would be loath to speak ill of any person.

 

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.

 

Eventually it becomes obvious (to most of us) that the more aggressive a person is the less intelligent that person is likely to be.

 

The size of a man is measured by the size of the thing that makes him angry.

 

When a man gives in to his anger he becomes a product of his circumstance.

 

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth without fear. A mask like a badge.

 

See everything, overlook a great deal, and correct a little. You begin by always expecting good things to happen.

 

Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the crowed room.

 

The outer passes away, but the innermost is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

 

Begin somewhere: you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.

 

Be the green grass above me, with showers and dewdrops wet and if thou wilt, remember, and if thou wilt, forget.

 

Gluttony is not only an emotional escape and a sign something is eating us.

 

A hairy man is a happy man, a hairy wife is a is not.

 

Old bad habits die with much protest.

 

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.

 

If you are doing your best, you will not have to worry about failure.

 

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

 

The sky is not less blue because the blind man does not see it.

 

Love and you shall be loved.

 

All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of a math equation.

 

I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.

 

I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead -- ahead of myself as well as ahead of you.

 

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

 

Faith is trust in what the spirit learned eons ago.

 

Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of knowledge.

 

And the joy of it all when we count it all up is found in the making of friends.

 

Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money.

 

Those with little or no qualities and values are always for sale… cheep.

 

When you over adjust a child’s circumstance you can permanently damage the child’s creativity however, to do little or nothing results in poor development of skills and responsibility qualities.

 

When you ask for strength and get sent troubles remember that through our trials we become stronger.

 

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.

 

On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired.

 

Fortitude is constructed from an effort called endure.

 

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.

 

An idea is worth nothing if it has no champion.

 

Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers.

 

No man lives in vain.

 

The history of the world is but the biography of the acts of men.

 

One who cares is one who listens.

 

Respect is simply another word for quality

 

Respect, the more you give the more you receive.

 

Nothing earthly will make me give up in despair.

 

Whenever you are lost or confused always do what’s right and you will never be wrong

 

Most of us will do anything to become good except change our way of living.

 

Jumping to conclusions can be a bad exercise.

 

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.

 

We should not fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us and let them go.

 

Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.

 

Who ever has no fixed opinions has no constant feelings.

 

Love is stronger than violence.

 

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

 

I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right -- shame on you!

 

Pain is less subject than pleasure to careless expression.

 

The record of one's life must prove more interesting to him who writes it than to him who reads what has been written.

 

Are we shifting from a managerial society to an entrepreneurial society?

 

He scratched his ear, the infallible resource to which embarrassed people have recourse.

 

The idle always have a mind to do something.

 

With a group of bankers I always had the feeling that success was measured by the extent one gave nothing away.

 

The more unpredictable the world is the more we rely on predictions.

 

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

 

Mediocrity is an acceptable value so deal with it…better.

 

Mediocrity is another aspect of peace so if you reject it you are in infact rejecting peace.

 

The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.

 

Stand up to your fears. It is hard to swing a left hook when you are face to face with your problem.

 

Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most prevalent where there is the lowest degree of culture.

 

There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.

 

Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.

 

All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord.

 

Parents have a right to insist that Devine governed evolution be taught to their children.

Grace is savage and must be savage in order to be perfect.

 

A library is ideas in cold storage.

 

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.

 

Give help rather than advice.

 

The scars you acquire while exercising courage will never make you feel inferior.

 

You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed.

 

Power lasts ten years influence not more than a hundred.

 

The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.

 

I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers we will settle this matter by lunch time.

 

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

 

Thought and theory must precede all salutary action yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.

 

Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.

 

For them that think death's honesty won't fall upon them naturally, life sometimes must get lonely.

 

Laws are not invented. They grow out of circumstances.

 

It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time, and a fairly romantic nature to want to.

 

Good ideas and innovations must be driven into existence by courageous patience.

 

The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself.

 

How many men (or women) are sad in their own company?

 

How often things occur by mere chance which we dared not even hope for.

 

The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions.

 

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.

 

The time your intellectual progress is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.

 

Cast your cares on God that anchor holds.

 

Nothing turns out to be so oppressive and unjust as a feeble government.

 

The sound of a kiss is not as loud as that of cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.

 

Don't be crazy to try a lot of things you can't do.

 

The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of their tires.

 

Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.

 

Surprise surprise! We have confused freedom with the free and easy.

 

Peace is the calm before the storm. Preserve the calm because no matter how boring it is still better than war.

 

I would rather be bored to death than be dead by a single unsafe act

 

Liberty can not be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.

 

Our hours in love have wings in absence, crutches.

 

Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.

Goals allow you to control the direction of your life

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Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.

 

I always wake up at the crack of ice. Learn to move before the ice cracks.

 

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature where it has focus and direction than in the young where it does not.

 

When looks are more important to you than content your reach has exceeded your grasp.

 

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.

 

To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.

 

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

 

People should be free to find or make for themselves the kinds of educational experience they want their children to have.

 

High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.

 

The man who has nothing to do is always the busiest.

 

Curiosity is the direct incontinence of the spirit.

 

How poor a guide enthusiasm is when it is not informed with the mind and spirit of God?

 

Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.

 

Idealist: a cynic in the making.

 

Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom.

People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.

 

Mankind has a free will but it is free to milk cows and to build houses, nothing more.

 

A man should always consider how much he has before he acquires more than he wants.

 

Certain thoughts are prayers.

 

There are moments when, whatever is the attitude of the body; the soul is on its knees.

 

It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of ambition that it never looks behind it.

 

The word ‘why’ is the self validating word that people need to ask themselves about their own motives periodically.

 

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

 

Love never ends. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

 

Only the brave know how to forgive, it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.

 

Hatred is anger mingled with frustration.

 

I like whiskey. I always did, and that is why I never drink it.

 

Those who confuse brutality for bravery are appropriately rewarded.

 

To enhance your creativity you should give your imagination freedom but not license.

 

When you give yourself, you receive much more than you give.

 

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.

 

Your library is your paradise.

 

A wicked book cannot repent.

 

A well-aimed spear is worth three.

 

The best way to know God is to love many.

 

The chief enemy of creativity is good taste.

 

I went to the root of things, and found nothing but HIM beside all things.

 

Knowledge is power, if you know it is the truth.

 

The time for action is now. It's never too late to do… something.

 

Hate is not the opposite of love apathy is.

 

Man loves company, even if it is only that of a smoldering candle.

 

If you strut like a peacock expect other peacocks to try to ruffle your feathers.

 

Thou should eat to live not live to eat.

 

''What is your fortune, my pretty maid?'' ''My face is my fortune, Sir,'' she said.

 

A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.

 

The surest sign of the beginning of old age is loneliness.

 

Life is a wilderness of twists and turns, where faith is your only compass.

 

If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. [Mark 9:23]

 

Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

 

The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.

 

Sentiment is the ripened fruit of fantasy.

 

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

 

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

 

Labor is still, and ever will be, the inevitable price set upon everything which is valuable.

 

A book worth reading is worth buying.

 

He makes no friends who never made a foe.

 

Prudence is best when served with resolve.

 

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing only at different times and for different reasons.

 

If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it.

 

Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.

 

But this time it's completely not like 3 previous ones!

 

Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.

 

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.

 

Learning is a livelihood.

 

Refined thoughts are lost on devious minds.

 

How unfair the fate which ordains that those who have the least should be always adding to the treasury of the wealthy.

 

Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.

 

When you are winning too much, sometimes you think you shall never lose again. As for myself, I am learning to lose gracefully.

 

Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.

 

As certain as I am that now is the right time for me to have my children, it's hard not to blame myself for how difficult it's turning out to be.

 

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.

 

It is not death that a man should fear, but what lies in wait on his conscience.

 

You're never a loser until you quit trying.

 

There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love -- every man works his oar voluntarily!

 

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.

 

If you don't care, your customer never will.

 

Nothing is as soothing to our self esteem as to find our bad traits in our forbearers. It seems to absolve us.

 

One's liberty should end when it becomes the curse of his neighbor.

 

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me. The carriage held but just us and immortality.

 

If you want a thing done, go. If not, send. The shortest answer is doing.

 

What is an adult? A child blown up by age, big child with many acquired problems.

 

There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.

 

Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.

 

Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.

That which is as universal as death must be a benefit.

 

What good is it if I talk in flowers while you're thinking in pastry?

 

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

 

An old man loved is winter with flowers.

 

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

 

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.

 

Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love.

 

The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.

 

Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.

 

Our problems are man-made; therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.

 

A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude.

 

If you are pre-occupied with life and death then you aren't ready for heaven.

 

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.

 

He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.

 

He teaches me to be good that does me good.

 

He that bringeth a present findeth the door open.

 

There's no ceiling on effort!

 

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.

 

What is forgiven is usually well remembered.

 

Enjoy the journey, enjoy ever moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing.

 

The faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.

 

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.

 

Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by moral turpitude.

 

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.

 

Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness.

 

The slow man with integrity will ultimately overtake the swift one who has none.

 

The more sympathy you give, the less you need.

 

The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.

 

It is a myth, not a mandate, a fable not logic, and symbol rather than a reason by which men are moved.

 

If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.

 

Our accolades are nothing more then the renditions of our ancestors updated.

 

The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.

 

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

 

Your friendship is your needs answered.

 

Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.

 

Do you think that you shall enter the Garden of Bliss without such trials as came to those who passed before you?

 

Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.

I shall not wholly die, and a great part of me will escape the grave.

 

It takes guts to get out of the ruts.

 

Two monologues do not make a dialogue.

 

Grief is the agony of an instant, indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.

 

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.

 

I call the book of Job, apart from all theories about it, one of the grandest things ever written with the pen.

 

Despotism is unjust to everybody, including the despot, who was probably made for better things.

 

Give me a child and I'll shape him into anything (provided his peers allow it). So what’s your excuse for all the prisons? Or is it your personal disregard and careless management?

 

For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.

 

Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.

 

A hard thing about business is minding your own

 

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.

 

Anatomy is destiny. A crown, golden in show is but a wreath of thorns.

 

There is no liberation without labor... and there is no freedom which is free.

 

History is another name for today tomorrow.

 

How you measure the performance of your managers directly affects the way they act.

 

A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.

 

All wounds are self-inflicted, however honors heal the fastest.

 

It is a fact that you project what you are.

 

How frail each living thing is yet how resilient life itself is.

 

Being born in corruption doesn’t justify getting a doctorate in it.

 

There is an adage that rebellion can be beat into submission, but when someone is already in submission all your further beating reap is apathy.

 

Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.

 

The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is love, laughter and work.

 

I know by my own pot how the others boil.

 

Ideas are refined and multiplied in the commerce of minds.

 

In their splendor, images affect a very simple communion of souls.

 

Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good in the eyes of others.

 

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

 

Give up control even if it means the employees have to make some mistakes.

 

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.

 

Hate is not the opposite of love apathy is.

 

Time is generally the best doctor.

 

Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.

 

How sweet it is to love, and to be loved.

 

Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.

 

A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

 

The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.

 

When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first.

 

When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.

 

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.

 

The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, and to triumph to be happy.

 

Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.

 

Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money, except integrity.

 

The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for.

 

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.

 

It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.

 

Enthusiasm: A little thing that makes a BIG difference.

 

What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you.

 

Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.

 

Appearances are deceptive. For instances you may think that these words represent wisdom when infact your understanding of them is the true wisdom.

 

Man is an animal and a predator at that with potential to be so much more.

 

Friendship is a comforting smile,  a familiar voice that warms the heart and the freedom to be the person God intended.

 

What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things; instead of using people and loving things.

 

Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.

 

The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.

 

We have to remove ourselves from our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.

 

I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.

 

I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don't dream I will make it, I won't even get close.

 

Be a good sport - wherever you go.

 

A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den. A shy person will have three excuses.

 

Give and spend and God will send.

 

A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed -- I well know, for it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.

 

It is a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear.

 

The sad duty of politics is to establish and maintain justice in an unjust world.

 

Habit, unless cultivated, is practice long pursued, that at last becomes man himself.

 

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

 

You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him to think.

 

One should not be too severe on English novels they are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed.

 

Listening well and answering well is one of the greatest perfections that can be obtained in conversation.

 

Talk doesn't cook rice.

 

The word is half his that speaks, and half his that hears it.

 

Some things lead us into a realm beyond words.

 

GOD created the potential for possibilities, the possibilities created failure.

 

Never chain your dogs together with sausages.

 

If one dotes on one’s self excessively, one must accustom one's self to be bored.

 

A man is sorry to be honest for nothing.

 

You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.

 

Your life is a self fulfilling prophecy, regardless who set you up.

 

I want you to start a crusade in you life -- dare to be your best.

 

That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in and the best of me is diligence.

 

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

 

The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven's lieutenants.

 

The future? Like unwritten books and unconcieved children, you don't talk about it.

 

Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.

 

Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.

 

Anybody who gets away with something will come back to try to get away with a little bit more until they are caught.

 

People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.

 

The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.

 

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?

 

The success combination in business is: Do what you do better... and: Do more of what you do...

 

Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.

 

I love mankind it's people I can't stand.

 

We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.

 

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

 

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.

 

Don't waste your chance to open up and see beauty in the very prime of life!

 

When you learn not to want things so badly, life comes to you.

From what we get, we can make a living what we give, makes a life.

 

It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are.

 

Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, a day's march nearer my goal.

 

People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction, they begin to bend.

 

You can get better or you can get bitter.

 

Happiness is not found in any thing, but in the happiness that resides within you.

 

Learn to be happy with what you have and you will always be happy!

Only a true king can treat his wife like a queen.

 

Learn to face life with a smile and maybe life will smile back.

 

The bad thing about doing nothing is that you can never take a day off.

 

No man lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.

 

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.

 

When the body quits growing the spirit should start.

 

I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be good.

 

There is no shortcut to life. To the end of our days, life is a lesson imperfectly learned.

 

One can slip from workaholic to bum real easy.

 

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.

 

Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.

 

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

 

Floggings will continue until morale improves.

 

If you think that things will make you happy than you don’t know any thing.

 

Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back.

 

Ivy League Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it

 

Why would you give your child ‘would not’ blocks for Christmas and ‘mental’ blocks for the rest of the year?

 

Everyone is gifted. Some open the package sooner.

 

Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.

 

God, please save me from the followers of physical beauty and trendy designs!

 

Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.

 

I have an existential map; it has 'you are here' written all over it.

 

Knowledge can be re-arranged but truth is inscrutable.

 

Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens and the fool is oblivious.

 

Whose is the greater sin, the one who consummates it or the one who justifies it?

 

The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.

 

Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

 

What use is there for laws? Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way or an excuse around the laws anyway.

 

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

 

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.

 

I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an obscure underlying truth.

 

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.    

 

There is a country in Europe where multiple-choice tests are illegal.

 

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the first.

 

For people who like peace and quiet, a phoneless cord

 

The only thing necessary for the triumph over evil is for good men to do everyday works.

 

A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.

 

Cute as a Bug's Ear Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.

 

2000, we are living in a world of 3rd generation technology by 2035 most of the techno-explosion should have leveled out.

 

Well done is better than well said.

 

How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.

 

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

 

We have art to save ourselves from the truth.

-         Definition of happiness by John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

 

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.

 

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good recompense.

 

The mistakes are all waiting to be made.

 

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

 

Safe Sex: My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.

 

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

 

Be nice to your kids. They'll choose your nursing home.

 

Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say and abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.

 

Some cause happiness wherever they go; and others, whenever they go.

 

The truth will set you free

 

Again I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it.

 

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

 

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

 

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

 

For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the ignorant can understand.

 

A clever man commits no minor blunders.

 

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, many do so.

 

Confusion not only reigns, it pours.

 

Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

 

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.

 

To a well deserving person God will show favor. To an ill deserving person He will only show goodness.

 

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

 

They say you can't do it, but sometimes it doesn't always work.

 

Sunday is the core of our civilization, dedicated to thought and reverence.

 

“Stay.” is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.

 

For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

 

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

 

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

 

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

 

Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been and done makes us what we are.

 

After being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, ''I did not give it to the man, but to humanity.

 

The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it.

 

Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.

 

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

 

Luck is the residue of design.

 

When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority is always wrong.

 

To the sick and suffering, while there is life there is hope.

 

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

 

How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in with my cruddy buddies.

 

The human race has improved everything, but the human race.

 

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.

 

There are but two ways of paying national debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in paying out.

 

Friendship is constant in all other things, Save in the office and affairs of love.

 

May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.

 

Successful people are simply those with success habits.

 

All limits are self imposed.

 

A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.

 

Physician -- One upon whom we set our hopes when ill and our lawyers when well.

 

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.

 

The source is the real power behind the resource.

 

Think of one thing that if you did it would make a vast improvement in your life and do it.

 

Think of one thing that if you did it would make a vast improvement in your life and do that as soon as possible.

 

Life is what is happening while you are doing other things

 

What takes up most of your time, is not necessarily what will satisfy your life.

 

Invest only in what will profit your soul the most.

 

Life is lifeless without soul.

 

Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving, in this life and in the next.

 

As for longevity, prudence is has been proven to be of significant value.

 

You can not control the urges that you identify with.

 

If you would advance in life, advance your ability to learn.

 

It is a wise individual who peruses a course that leads to as much knowledge as he or she is capable of.

 

 

Vain negative imaginings are a precursor to vain negative actions

 

Develop your moral compass to always point to good.

 

 

Look for something long enough and you will find it. Look for something without using your understanding and it will find you.

 

Fifteen gests at a party and when it was toasted each clinked their glass once to the left and once to the right, how many glasses were clinked

 

Those that lack moral courage will become the foot stools of despots.

 

Remember the past, for it will light the potentials of the future.

 

Don’t spend your time trying to be like someone else, improve yourself and others will want to be like you.

 

Don’t be a clone be the best you that you can be.

 

Those that can be humble will easily recognize those that can’t.

 

A wise person will pay attention to good advise.

 

Raising the IQ of the human race

 

Death hath no IQ (Nor does it need one)

 

If you can’t learn to be contented with what you have than you will never be contented with anything that you will ever have.

 

How strong is your humility ability and how hard humility is for those of merger character.

 

As exercise is the key to great strength a great strength so is respect of integrity is the key to a better society

 

Learn to see others as a value and even a test to our humanity, an asset and a resource.

 

To become a source for good, give of yourself to others. Only by giving away a part of yourself can you enrich yourself. Interesting to note why this works looses something in the translation.

 

You can improve your lot in life if only you would believe it.

 

Patience is not only a virtue, but it is a money saver.

 

This day and this very minute only happens once in the entire history of all of mankind so make the best use of this time you possibly can.

 

Yes the world would be a better place if common sense ruled, but what is needed is a means to inspire the masses to desire to pursue common sense.

 

Mediocrity is the respectable acceptable value during peacetime so deal with it…better.

 

Coward: A word used to make the simple do something dangerous.

 

Fool: A caustic word used to inflame while criticizing.

 

 

When evil rules your world will its strength assist you when you are ill or in need? It will happen, it happens to us all.

 

How to measure the IQ of a society. Survey the graveyards and see how many people died for reasons other than old age.

 

Learn to aspire to something of value every day.

 

Something that will benefit you learn from anyone who will give it, then go off and re-evaluate what ever was said.

 

Also note do not ridicule anything that was said even if it will not work for you, later on you may find value in another conversation.

 

Every weight lifter will tell you muscles do not come cheep well neither does intelligence. Only those who lacking it can not perceive it.

 

Without wisdom, knowledge is either useless or destructive.

 

He who fears nothing desires nothing.

 

Search not to find things ‘too deeply hid’, nor try to know things whose knowledge is forbidden.

 

Warning, do not burn any bridges, you may give yourself a hot foot.

 

I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best.

 

Certainly Adam in Paradise had not more sweet and curious apprehensions of the world, than I when I was a child.

 

If you dealings with others are not working try dealing with hue-manity instead of hue-fantasy.

 

What one thing, that you could do, would make a vast improvement in your life and do it.

 

Life is what is happening while you are doing other things

 

What takes up most of your time, is not necessarily what will satisfy your life.

 

Invest only in what will profit your soul the most.

 

Life is lifeless without a soul.

 

Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving, in this life and in the next.

 

As for longevity, prudence is has been proven to be of significant value.

 

You can not control the urges that you identify with.

 

If you would advance in life advance your ability to reason.

 

It is a wise individual who peruses a course that leads to as much knowledge as he or she is capable of.

 

If you want your life to be good because it is difficult and fraught with problems, try being an overall better person to others. It is my theory that you can energies the physical aspect of your immediate surrounding with general good powers.

 

Vain negative imaginings are a precursor to vain negative actions

 

Develop your moral compass to always point to good

 

Look for something long enough and you will find it. Look for something without using your understanding and it will find you.

 

 

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