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The most important thing when ill, is to never lose heart.

If you would know the value of money try to borrow some.
Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.
No one will improve your lot if you do not yourself.
Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
The imposition of stigma is the commonest form of violence used in democratic societies.
Noise proves nothing, Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.
The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
The basis of effective government is public confidence.
The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired.
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember: others may hate you. Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself. . . .Only if you have been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
He is the purest figure in history. [About George Washington]
Better be quarrelling than lonesome.
We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
If you're going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you're going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic.
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilisation.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
This miserable state is borne by the wretched souls of those who lived without disgrace and without praise.
Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Every great person has first learned how to obey, whom to obey, and when to obey.
In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out...
These times of ours are serious and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger.
It is easier to believe than to doubt.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its length: a quiet conscience.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
Why is it that right-wing bastards always stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity, while liberals fall out among themselves?
Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave.
Each is responsible for his own actions.
Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.
They that are on their guard and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent.
But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself is his own dungeon.
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
It is very easy to accuse a government of imperfection, for all mortal things are full of it.
He scratched his ear, the infallible resource to which embarrassed people have recourse.
Whenever [I] hear any one, arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
Honor your commitments with integrity.
Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.
The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness;
A well cultivated mind is made up of all the minds of preceding ages; it is only the one single mind educated by all previous time.
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete.
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
Eating words has never given me indigestion.
I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.
People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.
In much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.
There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others
The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.
A government, for protecting business only, is but a carcass, and soon falls by its own corruption and decay.
In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.
Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice.
You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Next to theology I give music the highest place of honor.
Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.
Anything that changes your values changes your behavior.
Ask for the old paths, where the way is good, and walk in it.
If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.
I want to be all used up when I die.
A person hears only what they understand.
Opera in English, is about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
The real secret to success is enthusiasm.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.
There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.
No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
Biggest damfool mistake I ever made.
Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
Misfortunes one can endure -- they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults -- Ah! there is the sting of life.
An ordinary man away from home giving advice.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
She is absolutely inadmissible into society. Many a woman has a past, but I am told that she has at least a dozen, and that they all fit.
There are three kinds of despots. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the body. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul and body alike. The first is called the Prince. The second is called the Pope. The third is called the People.
For he who lives more lives than one: More deaths than one must die.
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.
A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product.
There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
What doth it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?
Great is the victory that is gained without bloodshed.
There are three kinds of people; those that make things happen, those that watch things happen and those who don't know what's happening.
Science is nothing but perception.
To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.
It is not much matter which we say, but mind, we must all say the same.
Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown to each other must have a common ground of truth.
Men first feel necessity, then look for utility, next attend to comfort, still later amuse themselves with pleasure, thence grow dissolute in luxury, and finally go mad and waste their substance.
Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race.
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity
Death and taxes are unsolved engineering problems
Without discipline, there is no life at all.
The structure will automatically provide the pattern for the action which follows.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.
Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.
The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips.
Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
Democracy without morality is impossible.
A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.
Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person.
The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself.
By continually scolding someone, they in time become accustomed to it and despise your reproof.
If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way.
There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
Press no further with hate.
What is read twice is usually remembered more than what is once written.
When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.

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