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Your natural spiritual qualities are all that you have. They are your true treasures and are the light of this world and the next.

It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
It isn't what you do, but how you do it.
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.
No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
What a life! True life is elsewhere. We are not in the world.
But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.
Leaders are visible at times of crisis, invisible at times of success.
The older I grow the more I listen to people who don't talk much.
The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go.
I'm trying not to look too far ahead. All I'm thinking is one shot at a time, one hole at a time, and that's what I want to keep doing.
The next point -- that's all you must think about.
The life of every person is like a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call Failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another.
Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.
You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.
To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
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.
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.
Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.
No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
To Achieve Massive Success, you need to convert your wants into Needs.
If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater the effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders -- what would you tell him to do? I don't know. What could he do? What would you tell him? To shrug.
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has enemies.
Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Hope is the golden thread that should be woven into every experience of life.
Know what you want. Become your real self.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
Stand still... and refuse to retreat. Look at it as God looks at it and draw upon His power to hold up under the blast.
You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
The best work never was and never will be done for money.
Our dignity is not in what we do, but what we understand.
My father used to say: Never suspect people, It's better to be deceived or mistaken, which is only human, after all, than to be suspicious, which is common.
When boasting ends, there dignity begins.
For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.
The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.
Don't trust the person who has broken faith once.
The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.
He who lets time rule him will live the life of a slave.
The illimitable, silent, never-resting thing called Time, rolling, rushing on, swift, silent, like an all-embracing ocean-tide, on which we and all the universe swim like exhalations, like apparitions which are, and then are not: this is forever very literally a miracle; a thing to strike us dumb, for we have no word to speak about it.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Time is the one thing we possess. Our success depends upon the use of our time, and its by-product, the odd moment.
I am definitely going to take a course on time management... just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
But then they danced down the street like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!
He who is afraid of a thing gives it power over him.
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
Hope is the dream of a waking man.
Hope is a waking dream.
Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
The tragedy of life is not that a man loses, but that he almost wins.
Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.
He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.
That's the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along.
Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.
Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
There is a crack in everything God has made.
The most important thing women have to do is to stir up the zeal of women themselves.
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.
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.
Sometimes the answer to prayer is not that it changes life, but that it changes you.
Change is an easy panacea. It takes character to stay in one place and be happy there.
The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Just because everything's different doesn't mean anything's changed.
Losers look at what they are going through. Winners look where they are going to.
The future looks extremely bright indeed, with lots of possibilities ahead -- big possibilities. Like the song says, We've just begun.
Run if you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.
Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which trumps Did Not Start.
The inspired scribbler always has the gift for gossip in our common usage he or she can always inspire the commonplace with an uncommon flavor, and transform trivialities by some original grace or sympathy or humor or affection.
Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
A person hears only what they understand.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable.
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
To change and change for the better are two different things
Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world
Are the ones who do.
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.

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