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When one has not had a good father, one must create one.

Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons.
It says nothing against the ripeness of a spirit that it has a few worms.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
A strong and secure man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds alike) just as he digests his meat, even when he has some bits to swallow.
Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam.
In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
The greatest obstacle to progress is prejudice.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Wink at small faults, for you have great ones yourself.
The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
You have the power to change.
Change is difficult but often essential to survival.
There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great powers, and I would say we only have learnt a very, very small part of what it can do.
The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't -- it just keeps you from enjoying it.
The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.
I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
Desire is proof of the availability...
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a person and life they lead.
It isn't what you do, but how you do it.
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.
Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
And our dreams are who we are.
If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self.
It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Praise God even when you don't understand what He is doing.
Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
Everybody dies but very few live and feel sorry for what they have done,
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
Obscurity brings safety.
The End to Begin your new destination! everybody should start off with a full tank!
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.
A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
The second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop.
If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.
Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination
The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.
The waste basket is a writer's best friend.
Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.
The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.
Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight.
He is a fool that kisseth the maid when he may kiss the mistress.
You may poke a man's fire after you've known him for seven years.
Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.
Don't dig your grave with your knife and fork.
A small family is soon provided for.
Never step over one duty to perform another.
He that seeks trouble never misses.
The difference is wide that sheets will not decide.
Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
Death always comes too early or too late.
Death is a shadow that always follows the body.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.
Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always.
Trouble shared is trouble halved.
A pilgrim is a wanderer with purpose.
Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights.
World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it
We are that which activates the body.
Hope is the dream of a soul awake.
Most women defend themselves. It is the female of the species -- it is the tigress and lioness in you -- which tends to defend when attacked.
Experience that destroys innocents also leads one back to it.
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
Sometimes you must be cruel to be kind.
Many a true word is spoken in jest.
An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.
We are usually the best men when in the worst health.
Gray hairs are death's blossoms.
Take heed you do not find what you do not seek.
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.
Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.
In life, each of us must sometimes play the fool.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier.
We are never so happy nor so unhappy as we imagine.
Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
The way to be nothing is to do nothing.
Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.
Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment.
Singularity shows something wrong in the mind.
In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
One learns to itch where one can scratch.
I found out that if you are going to win games, you had better be ready to adapt.
They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.
Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
Power is nothing if you don't have someone to share it with.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down.
Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Heredity is nothing, but stored environment.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

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