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Variety in mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something s.

Humankind's chief fault is that they have so many small ones.
Other exercises develop single powers and muscles, but dancing embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.
Despair is the only genuine atheism.
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.
The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.
If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness.
Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.
Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
It's important to me that money not be important to me.
I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
Honor your commitments with integrity.
The timid are afraid before the danger, the cowardly while in danger, and the courageous after danger.
The child is not to be educated for the present, but for the remote future, and often is opposition to the immediate future.
Without God there is for mankind no purpose, no goal, no hope, only a wavering future, an eternal dread of every darkness.
In youth one has tears without grief, in old age grief without tears.
Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.
Cares are often more difficult to throw off than sorrows; the latter die with time, the former grow.
No rest is worth anything except the rest that is earned.
The look of a king is itself a deed.
The end we aim at must be known, before the way can be made.
Passion makes the best observations and the sorriest conclusions.
The parent is low, who having children, truly feels bored.
No author can be as moral as his work and no preacher as pious as his sermons.
Only action gives life strength, only moderation gives it charm.
Memory is the only paradise from which we cannot be driven.
The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress.
Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.
No one is more profoundly sad as one who laughs too much.
Joys are our wings, sorrows our spurs.
No heroine can create a hero through love of one, but she can give birth to one.
Get your ideas on paper and study them. Do not let them go to waste!
Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.
All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.
You have the courage and power to live your dreams.
Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow.
If you do not develop the hunger and courage to pursue your goal, you will lose your nerve and you will give up on your dream.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
Something of a person's character may be observed by how they smile. Some never smile they only grin.
Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity.
Our first and last love is... self-love.
The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.
In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.
Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development. Under it, in the wide sweep of things, men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.
We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.
Passion doesn't look beyond the moment of its existence.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you. Perfection does not exist -- you can always do better and you can always grow.
In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important.
Goals help you channel your energy into action.
Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.
You may not accomplish every goal you set -- no one does -- but what really matters is having goals and going after them wholeheartedly.
If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.
Goals are not dreamy, pie-in-the-sky ideals. They have every day practical applications and they should be practical.
Choosing goals that are important to you is one of the most essential things you can do in order to live your dreams.
As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.
Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.
Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
Forgive those who have hurt you.
You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation -- it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.
You must think of failure and defeat as the springboards to new achievements or to the next level of accomplishment.
The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.
Brevity is the body and soul of wit.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
No great thing is created suddenly.
God hath entrusted me with myself.
He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.
The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
No man is free who is not a master of himself.
For it is not death or hardship that is a fearful thing, but the fear of death and hardship.
What will the world be quite overturned when you die?
Only the educated are free.
Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.
Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty, God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
A strict belief, fate is the worst kind of slavery; on the other hand there is comfort in the thought that God will be moved by our prayers.
Remember that you are an actor in a drama, of such a part as it may please the master to assign you, for a long time or for a little as he may choose. And if he will you to take the part of a poor man, or a cripple, or a ruler, or a private citizen, then may you act that part with grace! For to act well the part that is allotted to us, that indeed is ours to do, but to choose it is another s.
Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
It is not he who gives abuse that affronts, but the view that we take of it as insulting; so that when one provokes you it is your own opinion which is provoking.
It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
If you set your heart upon philosophy, you must straightway prepare yourself to be laughed at and mocked by many who will say Behold a philosopher arisen among us! or How came you by that brow of scorn? But do you cherish no scorn, but hold to those things which seem to you the best, as one set by God in that place. Remember too, that if you abide in those ways, those who first mocked you, the same shall afterwards reverence you; but if you yield to them, you will be laughed at twice as much as before.
No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.
It is the sign of a dull mind to dwell upon the cares of the body, to prolong exercise, eating and drinking and other bodily functions. These things are best done by the way; all your attention must be given to the mind.
Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it. Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return. Are you deprived of your estate? is not this also a return?
Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.
Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.
You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor life on a single hope.
Liars are the cause of all the sins and crimes in the world.
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
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.
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
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.
What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding what human eye has not seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to discover a great thought -- an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightning carry your messages. To be the first -- that is the idea.
It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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.
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
I am a democrat only on principle, not by instinct -- nobody is that. Doubtless some people say they are, but this world is grievously given to lying.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
All say, How hard it is that we have to die -- a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
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.
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.
Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
Annihilation has no terrors for me, because I have already tried it before I was born --a hundred million years --and I have suffered more in an hour, in this life, than I remember to have suffered in the whole hundred million years put together. There was a peace, a serenity, an absence of all sense of responsibility, an absence of worry, an absence of care, grief, perplexity; and the presence of a deep content and unbroken satisfaction in that hundred million years of holiday which I look back upon with a tender longing and with a grateful desire to resume, when the opportunity comes.
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.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
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.
Familiarity breeds contempt; and children.
It was the schoolboy who said, Faith is believing what you know ain't so.
Faith is believing what you know ain't so.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
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.
I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!
I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.
Evolution is the law of policies: Darwin said it, Socrates endorsed it, Cuvier proved it and established it for all time in his paper on The Survival of the Fittest. These are illustrious names, this is a mighty doctrine: nothing can ever remove it from its firm base, nothing dissolve it, but evolution.
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.
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
We must annex those people. We can afflict them with our wise and beneficent government. We can introduce the novelty of thieves, all the way up from street-car pickpockets to municipal robbers and Government defaulters, and show them how amusing it is to arrest them and try them and then turn them loose -- some for cash and some for political influence. We can make them ashamed of their simple and primitive justice. We can make that little bunch of sleepy islands the hottest corner on earth, and array it in the moral splendor of our high and holy civilization. Annexation is what the poor islanders need. Shall we to men benighted, the lamp of life deny?
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

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