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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.

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
Many of the things you can count, don't count. Many of the things you can't count, really count.
The environment is everything that isn't me.
The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part, and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Many times a day I realize how much my own life is built on the labors of my fellowmen, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
They come into being not through demonstration but through revelation, through the medium of powerful personalities.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god: it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!
I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. But he won't sit upon a cold stove lid, either.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Faith is believing what you know ain't so.
It was the schoolboy who said, Faith is believing what you know ain't so.
We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly.
Adam was the luckiest man; he had no mother-in-law.
I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.
We are all alike, on the inside.
Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
He has been a doctor a year now and has had two patients, no, three, I think -- yes, it was three; I attended their funerals.
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.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
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.
In a healthy nation there is a kind of dramatic balance between the will of the people and the government, which prevents its degeneration into tyranny.
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
Let men see, let them know, a real man, who lives as he was meant to live.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.
If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
Where a man can live, he can also live well.
That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.
Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life.
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
A man should be upright, not be kept upright.
Confine yourself to the present
I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance.
The bitter and the sweet come from the outside, the hard from within, from one's own efforts.
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe.
The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts.
Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.
To understand the true quality of people, you must look into their minds, and examine their pursuits and aversions.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
A man's life is what his thoughts make of it.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid.
Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, This is a misfortune but To bear this worthily is good fortune.
Men exist for the sake of one another.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
God is clever, but not dishonest.

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