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The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.

Have We not made the earth as a cradle and the mountains as pegs? And We created you in pairs, and We appointed your sleep for a rest; and We appointed night for a garment, and We appointed day for a livelihood. And We have built above you seven strong ones, and We appointed a blazing lamp and have sent down out of the rain-clouds water cascading that We may bring forth thereby grain and plants, and gardens luxuriant.
And as for the unbelievers, their works are as a mirage in a spacious plain which the man athirst supposes to be water, till when he comes to it, he finds it is nothing; there indeed he finds God, and He pays him his account in full; (and God is swift at the reckoning).
So let man consider of what he was created; he was created of gushing water issuing between the loins and the breast-bones.
Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that God has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for God's guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them.
O unbelievers, I serve not what you serve and you are not serving what I serve, nor am I serving what you have served, neither are you serving what I serve. To you your religion, and to me my religion!
All people are a single nation.
If the sea were ink for the words of my Lord, the sea would be spent before the Words of my lord are spent.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy.
God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Patience is the key to contentment.
Sleep is the sister of death and the dwellers of heaven will not sleep
Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world.
Give the laborer his wages before his perspiration be dry.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Believe, if thou wilt, that mountains change their place, but believe not that man changes his nature.
The greatest things are accomplished by individual people, not by committees or companies.
Nothing . . . will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Teach only love for that is what you are.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
When a person's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with them.
Peace, in international affairs, is a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots.
We've learned how to destroy, but not to create; how to waste, but not to build; how to kill men, but not how to save them; how to die, but seldom how to live.
In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages.
If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament -- disarmament follows peace.
Winning is only half of it. Having fun is the other half.
It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
Anyone can hate. It costs to love.
When things are investigated, then true knowledge is achieved; when true knowledge is achieved, then the will becomes sincere; when the will is sincere, then the heart is set right ; when the heart is set right, then the personal life is cultivated; when the personal life is cultivated, then the family life is regulated; when the family life is regulated, then the national life is orderly; and when the national life is orderly, then there is peace in this world.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
Don't tell me peace has broken out.
All that a pacifist can undertake -- but it is a very great deal -- is to refuse to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature, and untiringly to order his life by the rule of love though others may be captured by hate.
Leadership is not a position. You are not a leader because you have the title of manager. Leadership is something that we earn from followers on a day to day basis.
Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.
Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
What all men are really after is some form, or perhaps only some formula, of peace.
The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity.
I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.
He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me' -- those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.
Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of His palace, and alms-giving procures us admission.
Silence is not always tact, but it is tact that is golden, not silence.
Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.

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