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Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent. [Jesus -- John 17:3]

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything
A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.
Nothing is interesting if you are not interested.
A new idea is like a child. It's easier to conceive than to deliver.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Of my friends I am the only one left.
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been!
God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.
The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same.
Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light.
There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.
Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.
What you keep to yourself you lose, what you give away, you keep forever.
Only he who can say, The Lord is my strength, can say, Of whom shall I be afraid?
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.
A wise man hears one word and understands two.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
There's nothing written in the Bible, Old or New testament, that says, If you believe in Me, you ain't going to have no troubles.
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.
What is said of a man is nothing. The point is, who says it.
A man calumniated is doubly injured -- first by him who utters the calumny, and then by him who believes it.
The regularity of a habit is generally in proportion to its absurdity.
I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.
Oh senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm, and yet will make Gods by dozens.
One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
I never exaggerate. I just remember big.
It is best to learn as we go, not go as we have learned.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
Everybody forgets the basic thing; people are not going to love you unless you love them.
If you are speaking the truth you don't have to remember anything.
The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.
Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
The key to every man is his thought. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own.
If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
The refusal to choose is a form of choice; disbelief is a form of belief.
If you're not big enough to lose, you're not big enough to win
I've learned that you don't have to win first place to win.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all your getting get understanding.
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere.
In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Truth is like a torch; the more it is shook it shines.
There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in us.
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
You can never be happily married to another until you get a divorce from yourself. A successful marriage demands a certain death to self.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes --ah, that is where the art resides.
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
Everything done in the world is done by hope.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
It is very certain that the desire of life prolongs it.
Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.
Confess you were wrong yesterday; it will show you are wise today.
Make no judgments where you have no compassion.
An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
An ounce of practice is worth a pound of preaching.
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
It's good to be clever, but not to show it.
Every crisis offers you extra desired power.
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
I don't eat junk foods and I don't think junk thoughts.
If you wish for peace be ready for war.
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
There has never been a great athlete who died not knowing what pain is.
For God's sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!
The only way I'd worry about the weather is if it snows on our side of the field and not theirs.
Men marry to make an end; women to make a beginning.
The first thing I do in the morning is to make my bed and while I am making up my bed I am making up my mind as to what kind of a day I am going to have.
You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.
Own more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow to their full potential. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond the wildest dreams. We would have more than one Einstein, Edison, Schweitzer, Mother Theresa, Dr. Salk and other great minds in a century.
You cannot be lost on a road that is straight.
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
If the young knew and the old could, there is nothing that couldn't be done.
Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt.
Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. [Psalm 119:105]
It is better to run back than run the wrong way.
If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
Talk well of your friends and of your enemies say nothing.
When someone is going downhill everyone likes to give them a kick.
Many lick before they bite.
Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart.
Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
That we should practice what we preach is generally admitted; but anyone who preaches what he and his hearers practice must incur the gravest moral disapprobation.
A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself.
When you expect things to happen -- strangely enough -- they do happen.
Thought is, perhaps, the forerunner and even the mother of ideas, and ideas are the most powerful and the most useful things in the world.
Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don't like to do.
Two men please God -- who serves Him with all his heart because he knows Him; who seeks Him with all his heart because he knows Him not.
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
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.
We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn
Aim at heaven, and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth, and you will get neither.
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.
I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.
The safest road to hell is the gradual one -- the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
He that is conscious of guilt cannot bear the innocence of others: So they will try to reduce all others to their own level.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth; and truth rewarded me.
Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
They can because they think they can.
The Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions.
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
The first thing a great person does, is make us realize the insignificance of circumstance.
Every one comes between men's souls and God, either as a brick wall or as a bridge. Either you are leading men to God or you are driving them away.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
It is not the fact that a person has riches that keeps them from heaven, but the fact that riches have them.
One of the very best rules of conversation is to never, say anything which any of the company wish had been left unsaid.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going.
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.
It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.
If you treat an individual... as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
The penalty for success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.
It's easier traveling the road of life when I don't have so much to carry on my back.
You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.
Like a boxer in a title fight, you have to walk in that ring alone.
The tendency of an event to occur varies inversely with one's preparation for it.
The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged the chance; conquered the chance; and made chance the servitor.
No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Men are more apt to be mistaken in their generalizations than in their particular observations.
A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

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