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By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.

The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no.
You can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones.
Whoever seeks to set one race against another seeks to enslave all races.
Respect is love in plain clothes.
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
Prejudice is being down on something you're not up on.
Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter.
If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.
The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble upon a sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then to make it the representative of a whole class.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.
People who matter are most aware that everyone else does, too.
My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am all I have to work with, to play with, to suffer and to enjoy. It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but of my own. I do not intend to let myself down more than I can possibly help, and I find that the fewer illusions I have about myself or the world around me, the better company I am for myself.
I could prove God statistically.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
Think no vice so small that you may commit it, and no virtue so small that you may over look it.
To most people loneliness is a doom. Yet loneliness is the very thing which God has chosen to be one of the schools of training for His very own. It is the fire that sheds the dross and reveals the gold.
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
Bankers know that history is inflationary and that money is the last thing a wise man will hoard.
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.
Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.
Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes, rather than their minds.
When liberty destroys order the hunger for order will destroy liberty.
It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.
What torments my soul is its loneliness. The more it expands among friends and the daily habits or pleasures, the more, it seems to me, it flees me and retires into its fortress. The poet who lives in solitude, but who produces much, is the one who enjoys those treasures we bear in our bosom, but which forsake us when we give ourselves to others. When one yields oneself completely to one's soul, it opens itself to one, and then it is that the capricious thing allows one the greatest of good fortunes... that of sympathizing with others, of studying itself, of painting itself constantly in its works.
Where there is an unknowable, there is a promise.
The test of an adventure is that when you're in the middle of it, you say to yourself, 'Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home.' And the sign that something's wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure.
You cannot raise a man up by calling him down.
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
Science is nothing but perception.
A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
For me, the highest level of sexual excitement is in a monogamous relationship.
The easiest kind of relationship is with ten thousand people, the hardest is with one.
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
All things need watching, working at, caring for and marriage is no exception. Marriage is not something to be treated indifferently, or abused or something that simply takes care of itself. Nothing neglected will remain as it was or is, or will fail to deteriorate. All things need attention care and concern and especially so in this most sensitive of all relationships of life.
You will always move toward anyone who increases you and away from anyone who makes you less.
Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.
Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.
It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, bit it is the little differences that make them interesting.
If you're in a relationship and you want to make it work, you have to be a little selfless at times.
Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
The true past departs not, no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die; but all is still here, and, recognized or not, lives and works through endless change.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are.
Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes -- goodwill among men and peace on earth.
A stop sign is a gift for you to learn that moving in the same direction won't take you any place new.
No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.
You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something.
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.
That's the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along.
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
When you're through changing, you're through.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly
To act and act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait and wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the rising and falling tides (of affairs), so that with nature and law at his back, and truth and beneficence as his beacon light, he may accomplish wonders. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other. Man thus becomes the victim of the tides when he should be their Master.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival.
An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.
Whoever approaches Me walking, I will come to him running; and he who meets Me with sins equivalent to the whole world, I will greet him with forgiveness equal to it.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.
Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies.
Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -- that is the myth of the atomic age -- as in being able to remake ourselves.
Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.
Patience means self-suffering.
A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive
Forgiveness is the oil of relationships.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Love makes the wildest spirit tame, and the tamest spirit wild.
If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.
Love was as subtly caught, as a disease; But being got it is a treasure sweet, which to defend is harder than to get: And ought not be profaned on either part, for though 'Tis got by chance, 'Tis kept by art.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.
Two persons love in one another the future good which they aid one another to unfold.
The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.
It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
For a working definition of forgiveness, I think of it as restoring love.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do.
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Love - THE FEELING - is a fruit of love, the verb.
We love because it's the only true adventure.

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