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A woman's mind is cleaner than a man s: She changes it more often.

For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections.
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
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.
If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.
Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the full value of time and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Pleasure usually takes the form of me and now; joy is us and always.
There is a time for work and a time for love. That leaves no other time.
To live fully is to let go and die with each passing moment, and to be reborn in each new one.
The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinion of its young people, those under twenty-five.
To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.
Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.
A hero is someone we can admire without apology.
If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
One must be aware that one is continually being tested in what one wishes most in order to make clear whether one's heart is on earth or in heaven.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
There is properly no history; only biography.
I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.
It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
To find a friend one must close one eye -- to keep him, two.
When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.
Are we controlled by our thoughts, or are we controlling our thoughts?
True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till grief be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
It is necessary to be slightly under employed if you are to do something significant.
I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.
We were two and had but one heart between us.
Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places.
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history.
Make no judgments where you have no compassion.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.
Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh.
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
Use your precious moments to live life fully every single second of every single day.
Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, -- but it returneth.
The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep.
Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.
People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.
A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration.
An animal will always look for a person's intentions by looking them right in the eyes.
The human race has improved everything, but the human race.
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
It always looks darkest just before it gets totally black.
What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember.
A man may fall many times but he won't be a failure until he says someone pushed him.
A distracted existence leads us to no goal.
It always takes a person much longer to tell you what he thinks than what he knows.
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.
Choose your wife as you wish your children to be.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Seek not good from without: seek it within yourselves, or you will never find it.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
There is danger when a man throws his tongue into high gear before he gets his brain a-going.
One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
Chase your passion, not your pension.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Always remember when you are on top of the world , that the earth rotates every 24 hrs.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Success has made failures of many men.
As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.
The family is the nucleus of civilization.
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.
If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference.
Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
The strength of a nation, especially of a republican nation, is in the intelligent and well ordered homes of the people.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.
One of the signs of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
A knowledge of men is the prime secret of business success.
Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.
Honest hearts produce honest actions.
Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.
Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.
The visible mark of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation.
Energy and persistence alter all things.
Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.
Work keeps at bay, three great evils -- boredom, vice and need.
Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood.
Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding he sings.
Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will.
The only normal people are the one's you don't know very well.
Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring.
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
If you haven't seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven't seen her smile her prettiest.
Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.
Those that are firm in their will mold the world to themselves.
The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Real love stories never have endings.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused, and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing.

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