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To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
Man knows more than he understands.
We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.
Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.
Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.
Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Man know much more than he understands.
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
Habits are formed by the repetition of particular acts. They are strengthened by an increase in the number of repeated acts. Habits are also weakened or broken, and contrary habits are formed by the repetition of contrary acts.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
Who knows, the mind has the key to all things besides.
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
As the ostrich when pursued hideth his head, but forgetteth his body; so the fears of a coward expose him to danger.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
It is easy to be brave when far away from danger.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
A farmer who had a quarrelsome family called his sons and told them to lay a bunch of sticks before him. Then, after laying the sticks parallel to one another and binding them, he challenged his sons, one after one, to pick up the bundle and break it. They all tried, but in vain. Then, untying the bundle, he gave them the sticks to break one by one. This they did with the greatest ease. Then said the father, Thus, my sons, as long as you remain united, you are a match for anything, but differ and separate, and you are undone.
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
Example is the best precept.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
Our friends don't see our faults, or conceal them, or soften them.
Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
Repeticio est mater studiorum. Repetition is the mother of all learning.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not in hand.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
Let them hate, so long as they fear.
Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want.
The most important thing about goals is having one.
You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.
Your mind is what makes everything else work.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
All my life I have had a choice of hate and love. I chose love and I am here
This instant is the only time there is.
Teach only love for that is what you are.
Only your mind can produce fear.
I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for.
Only things the dreamers make live on. They are the eternal conquerors.
The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them. He also is on the road to humility -- that priceless attitude of openness to life that can help a manager absorb mistakes, failures, or personal shortcomings.
We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.
A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing
Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.
A bikini is like a barbed-wire fence. It protects the property without obstructing the view.
Never let a fool kiss you, or a kiss fool you.
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
To summarize the summary, people are a problem.
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.
Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
Where there is love there is life.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.

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