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It is as hard and severe a thing to be a true politician as to be truly moral.

If you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may say with confidence that he is a good man.
Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
Some people seem to go through life standing at the complaint counter.
Nature uses as little as possible of anything.
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
I came, I saw, I conquered.
Run if you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.
One should always play fair when one has the winning cards.
Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Failures are divided into two classes -- those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.
Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight.
When people are bored it is primarily with themselves.
Do Something. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn't, do something else.
Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.
She feared no danger, for she knew no sin.
Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.
He who trusts secrets to a servant makes him his master.
I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own.
Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
There is but one philosophy and its name is fortitude! To bear is to conquer our fate.
Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!
Self-defense is Nature's eldest law.
All things are subject to decay and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
When I consider life, it is all a cheat. Yet fooled with hope, people favor this deceit.
Beware the fury of a patient man.
We have no problems, only situations. Not all problems have solutions, but all situations have outcomes.
If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
The greater the knowledge, the greater the doubt.
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.
I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
To achieve greatness one should live as if they will never die.
Religion is the opium of the masses.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
To believe a thing is impossible is to make it so.
You are only what you are when no one is looking.
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
Here lies an Atheist: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go.
You can't know too much, but you can say too much.
You are only as strong as your purpose, therefore let us choose reasons to act that are big bold righteous and eternal.
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.
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
You can cage the singer but not the song.
Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
You've got to keep fighting; you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive
Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.
The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of.
History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
Everything changes, nothing remains without change.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.
Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
We live in a rainbow of chaos.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A man's palate can, in time, become accustomed to anything.
Teach only love for that is what you are.
Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
We make our fortunes and we call them fate.
A great person is one who affects the mind of their generation.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
My downfall raises me to infinite heights.
There is no place in a fanatic's head where reason can enter.
There are only two forces that unite men -- fear and interest.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
A people which is able to say everything becomes able to do everything.
The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother.
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
Great people are meteors designed to burn so that the earth may be lighted.
Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting.
True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.
From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him.
Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.
When firmness is sufficient, rashness is unnecessary.
An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.
The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes.
Incidents should not govern policy; but, policy incidents.
It is the cause, not the death that makes the martyr.
Thinkers prepare the revolution and bandits carry it out.
Every revolution was first a thought in one man?s mind.
In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat.
You cannot make a revolution in white gloves.
It is easier to run a revolution than a government.
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
Who saves his country violates no law.
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.
The most dangerous moment comes with victory.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
Once you have made up your mind, stick to it; there is no longer any 'if' or 'but'.
I base my calculations on the expectation that luck will be against me
Diary of an Unborn ChildOCTOBER 5:Today my life began. My parents do not know it yet, but it is I already. And I am to be a girl. I shall have blond hair and blue eyes. Just about everything is settled though, even the fact that I shall love flowers.OCTOBER 19:Some say that I am not a real person yet, that only my mother exists. But I am a real person, just as a small crumb of bread is yet truly bread. My mother is. And I am.OCTOBER 23:My mouth is just beginning to open now. Just think, in a year or so I shall be laughing and later talking. I know what my first word will be: MAMA.OCTOBER 25:My heart began to beat today all by itself. From now on it shall gently beat for the rest of my life without ever stopping to rest! And after many years it will tire. It will stop, and then I shall die.NOVEMBER 2:I am growing a bit every day. My arms and legs are beginning to take shape. But I have to wait a long time yet before those little legs will raise me to my mother’s arms, before these little arms will be able to gather flowers and embrace my father.NOVEMBER 12:Tiny fingers are beginning to form on my hands. Funny how small they are! I’ll be able to stroke my mother’s hair with them.NOVEMBER 20:It wasn’t until today that the doctor told mom that I am living here under her heart. Oh, how happy she must be! Are you happy, mom?NOVEMBER 25:My mom and dad are probably thinking about a name for me. But they don’t even know that I am a little girl. I want to be called Kathy. I am getting so big already.DECEMBER 10:My hair is growing. It is smooth and bright and shiny. I wonder what kind of hair mom has?DECEMBER 13:I am just about able to see. It is dark around me. When mom brings me into the world it will be full of sunshine and flowers. But what I want more than anything is to see my mom. How do you look, mom?DECEMBER 24:I wonder if mom hears the whispering of my heart? Some children come into the world a little sick. But my heart is strong and healthy. It beats so evenly: tup-tup, tup-tup. You’ll have a healthy little daughter, mom!DECEMBER 28:Today my mother killed me.—Anonymous
Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice.
There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.
The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
It isn't what you do, but how you do it.
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.
We may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be the first.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. - Roosevelt, Eleanor
We are on the other end of our own leash
Let them hate, so long as they fear.
Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.

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