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Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true.

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah. [The Savior's Manual]
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't.
To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is. He said, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.
An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it.
Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Real love stories never have endings.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
It's not the situation. It's your reaction to the situation.
Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.
The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.
Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's finger.
Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.
Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.
TRUST: I know that you will not -- deliberately or accidentally, consciously or unconsciously -- take unfair advantage of me. I can put my situation at the moment, my status and self-esteem in this group, our relationship, my job, my career, even my life, in your hands with complete confidence.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.
Life is nothing without friendship.
Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
There is no stronger bond of friendship than a mutual enemy.
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
To each one of us friendship has a different meaning. For all of us it is a gift. Friendship needs to be cherished and nurtured. It needs to be cultivated on a daily basis. Then shall it germinate and yield its fruit.
Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own.
There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
Faith is a reasoning trust, a trust which reckons thoughtfully and confidently upon the trustworthiness of God.
Never trust the teller, trust the tale.
Friendship is a very simple word, very commonly used. The word friend is almost used on a daily basis. Yet, the depth and meaning of friendship certainly go beyond the simple and the common. Throughout history friendship has been a favorite theme for many writers. The following passages highlight what others have said about friendship in the past.
Friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.
Courage brother, do not stumble, though thy path be dark as night: There is a star to guide the humble, Trust in God, and do the right. Let the road be dark and dreary and its end far out of sight. Face it bravely, strong or weary. Trust in God, and do the right.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.
Assumptions are the termites of relationships.
Humor -- the perfect relationship of the parts to the whole.
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.
The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it's very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
If you can't trust people, who can you trust?
Reason is a very light rider, and easily shook off.
Man is made for something better than disturbing dirt.
Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.
All words are pegs to hang ideas on.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good.
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.
But how shall I get ideas? Keep your wits open! Observe! Observe! Study! Study! But above all, Think! Think! And when a noble image is indelibly impressed upon the mind -- Act!
If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
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.
God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed;Give me courage to change things which must be changed;And the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.
Everything changes, nothing remains without change.
Times change, and we change with them.
People do no change with the times, they change the times.
Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength.
Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.
Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.
Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does.
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.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.
I have not failed. I've just found 10, 000 ways that won't work.
In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.
The circumstances of your life have uniquely qualified you to make a contribution. And if you don't make that contribution, nobody else can make it.
I would rather think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to come together and make sense.
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
Tis the old secret of the gods that they come in low disguises.
Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.
A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.
The destiny of man is in his own soul
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
Perfecting is our destiny, but perfection never our lot.
Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule...
The roads we take are more important than the goals we announce. Decisions determine destiny.
All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity.
The devil has the power to assume a pleasing shape.
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.
I wish life was not so short, he thought. languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.
Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.
A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.
The fundamental laws are in the long run merely statements that every event is itself and not some different event.
I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a wandering to find home, why should we not look forward to the arrival?
It is hard to have patience with people who say There is no death or Death doesn't matter. There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
It is only when you are asked to believe in Reason coming from non-reason that you must cry Halt. Human minds. They do not come from nowhere.
Humans are amphibians -- half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
The safest road to hell is the gradual one -- the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ?I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.? You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
Aim at heaven, and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth, and you will get neither.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, Thy will be done, and those to whom God says, All right, then, have it your way.
The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.
Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.
Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
It is either easy or impossible.
Have no fear of perfection-you'll never reach it.
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
The future comes slowly, the present flies and the past stands still forever.
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
The moments of the past do not remain still; they retain in our memory the motion which drew them towards the future, towards a future which has itself become the past, and draw us on in their train.
Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.
Create your future from your future not your past.
A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.
Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.

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