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It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. [Ecclesiastes 9:11]
I wasted time, and now time doth waste me.
You live with your thoughts -- so be careful what they are.
It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave.
Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life.
When little is done, little is said; silence is the mother of truth.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
Their is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
Do anything, even the impossible; it may only take a little longer when a miracle is required.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.
Labor gives birth to ideas.
Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
The miracle of the seed and the soil is not available by affirmation; it is only available by labor.
Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.
Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
Tis not what man does which exalts him, but what man Would do!
Ambition is not what man does... but what man would do.
Man partly is and wholly hopes to be.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
So free we seem, so fettered we are!
Income seldom exceeds personal development.
You only live once -- but if you work it right, once is enough.
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
Duties are not performed for duty's sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty --the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself.
Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.
He mastered whatever was not worth the knowing.
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
The surest plan to make a man is, think him so.
What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
I'm still chasing girls. I don't remember what for, but I'm still chasing them.
They had me on the operating table all day. They looked into my stomach, my gall bladder, they examined everything inside of me. Know what they decided? I need glasses.
There's only one thing money won't buy, and that is poverty.
The way taxes are, you might as well marry for love.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.
We never become really and genuinely our entire and honest selves until we are dead -- and not then until we have been dead years and years. People ought to start dead and then they would be honest so much earlier.
All say, How hard it is that we have to die -- a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
What has become clear to you since we last met?
All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
Let thy discontents be thy secrets.
The discontented man finds no easy chair.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
An old young man, will be a young old man.
I have met the enemy, and it is the eyes of other people.
Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
The brain can be easy to buy, but the heart never comes to market.
The true ideal is not opposed to the real but lies in it; and blessed are the eyes that find it.
It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves.
It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.
I don't believe in principle, but I do in interest.
Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.
It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us.
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.
Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide; In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side.
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
Democracy give every man the right to be his own oppressor.
To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.
Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity -- love. And the story of a love is not important -- what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
There is only one success to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.
Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.
Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse.
In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
There is only one success -- to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.
I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind; and it didn't seem to matter.
No man is lonely while eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.
The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. [Measure For Measure]
Feelings are everywhere -- be gentle.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.
Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.
How long has it been since someone touched part of you other than your body?
Tears are words the heart can’t express
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming griefÂ…and unspeakable love.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.

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