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It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.

Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.
Success covers a multitude of blunders.
It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.
Seeing the light is a choice, not seeing the light is no choice.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.
Napoleon affords us an example of the danger of elevating one's self to the absolute, and sacrificing everything to the carrying out of an idea.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
There are only two ways of getting on in the world: by one's own industry, or by the stupidity of others.
A lawyer starts life giving $500 worth of law for $5 and ends giving $5 worth for $500.
The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.
Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
What people need and what they want may be very different.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think.
Art is a form of catharsis.
Better the rule of One, whom all obey, than to let clamorous demagogues betray our freedom with the kiss of anarchy.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
One brave deed makes no hero.
A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.
The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
If your buttocks burn, you know you have done wrong.
The most positive men are the most credulous.
A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility.
Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best.
Well has he lived who has lived well in obscurity.
A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned.
If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
It isn't what you do, but how you do it.
Youth is that period when a young boy knows everything but how to make a living.
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
I'm one of those cliff-hanging Catholics. I don't believe in God, but I do believe that Mary was his mother.
What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.
The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors.
In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.
The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
In the morning of life, work; in the mid day give council; in the evening, pray.
Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference which is, at least, half infidelity.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
Babies haven't any hair; Old men's heads are just as bare; between the cradle and the grave lie a haircut and a shave
One chance is all you need.
A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided for them.
When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty.
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the parts that are good are not original, and the parts that are original are not good.
An act of God was defined as something which no reasonable man could have expected.
Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.
Talk doesn't cook rice.
Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing.
I will tell you the truth as soon as I figure it out.
Do you really have to be the ice queen intellectual or the slut whore? Isn't there some way to be both?
Everywhere, we learn only from those whom we love.
Somebody once said that Washington was a city of Northern charm and Southern efficiency.
Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.
To oblige persons often costs little and helps much.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.
It is delivery that makes the orators success.
He who does not have common sense at age thirty will never have it.
You never know how much a man can't remember until he is called as a witness.
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.
Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty.
For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.
When someone says it ain't the money, but its the principal of the thing, it's the money.
I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.
Genius is the ability to act rightly without precedent -- the power to do the right thing the first time.
Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.
You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.
Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.
Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.
Let them hate, so long as they fear.
Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.
I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.
Many deceive themselves, imagining they'll find happiness in change.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Time is the devourer of all things.
He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
Patience and the passage of time do more than strength and fury.
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.
The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves.
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
I praise loudly, I blame softly.
There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
The only thing that holds a marriage together is the husband being big enough to keep his mouth shut, to step back and see where his wife is wrong.
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
A light heart lives long.
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.
Weak arguments are often thrust before my path; but although they are most insubstantial, it is not easy to destroy them. There is not a more difficult feat known than to cut through a cushion with a sword.
Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one.
A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.
What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are. What we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.
We may be personally defeated, but our principles never.
While there's life, there's hope.
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
Chance is the pseudonym God uses when He does not want to sign His name.
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed.
Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Tis the old secret of the gods that they come in low disguises.
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
True irreverence is disrespect for another man's god.
Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.
The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in life.
A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
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.
In failing circumstances no one can be relied on to keep their integrity.
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
America's present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
I dont believe in labels. I want to do the best I can, all the time. I want to be progressive without getting both feet off the ground at the same time. I want to be prudent without having my mind closed to anything that is new or different. I have often said that I was proud that I was a free man first and an American second, and a public servant third and a Democrat fourth, in that order, and I guess as a Democrat, if I had to takeplace a label on myself, I would want to be a progressive who is prudent.
I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President Truman worked for, and President Kennedy died for.
We come to reason, not to dominate. We do not seek to have our way, but to find a common way.

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