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The most dangerous food to eat is a wedding cake.

What all men are really after is some form, or perhaps only some formula, of peace.
Subtract from the great man all that he owes to opportunity, all that he owes to chance, and all that he gained by the wisdom of his friends and the folly of his enemies, and the giant will often be seen to be a pygmy.
We spend all our time looking for some concept of Truth, but Truth is what is left when we drop all concepts.
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Not in time, place, or circumstances, but in the man lies success.
You are wholly complete and your success in life will be in direct proportion to your ability to accept this truth about you.
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
The making of an American begins at the point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken -- and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.
A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed -- I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.
Too often the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late.
We do not do well except when we know where the best is and when we are assured that we have touched it and hold its power within us.
Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
What you become directly influences what you get.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence.
Quality begins on the inside... and then works its way out.
The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.
God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.
The things which are most important don't always scream the loudest.
Really to sin you have to be serious about it.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
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.
Young men know the rules, but old men know the exceptions.
To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. [Matthew 7:12]
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something one creates.
Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.
The opposite of love is not hate, the opposite of love is ignorance.
Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.
You look at any giant corporation, and I mean the biggies, and they all started with a guy with an idea, doing it well.
He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
City life is millions of people being lonesome together.
Adversities do not make a man frail. They show what sort of man he is.
The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.
It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man.
Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury -- to me these have always been contemptible. I assume that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means... you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.
Take the attitude of a student, Never be to big to ask questions, Never know to much to learn something new.
Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.
Here is the simple but powerful rule... always give people more than they expect to get.
If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. [Mark 9:23]
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
There is nothing so practical as a good theory.
All models are wrong, some models are useful.

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