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Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.

You only live once -- but if you work it right, once is enough.
Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
Management works in the system; Leadership works on the system.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt.
No matter how good you get, there's always something further out there.
The greatest people will be those who possess the best capacities, cultivated with the best habits.
You should pardon many things in others, nothing in yourself.
It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it.
More than once I had seen a noble who had gotten his enemy at a disadvantage stop to pray before cutting his throat.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
Despair, in short, seeks its own environment as surely as water finds its own level.
If you don't stand up for something, you may fall for anything.
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.
We find what we expect to find, and we receive what we ask for.
Men never do evil so fully and cheerfully as when we do it out of conscience.
Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty.
The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.
The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine.
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.
If you want to live a long life, focus on making contributions.
The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
The greatest evil is physical pain.
Pain with the thousand teeth.
He who goes to law for a sheep loses his cow.
Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.
Another of our highly prized virtues is fidelity. We are immensely pleased with ourselves when we are faithful.
If we win, nobody will care. If we lose, there will be nobody to care.
I have nothing to declare except my genius.
Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.
You have to think big to be big.
Science is what you know, philosophy what you don't know.
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.
A king's son is no nobler than his company.
To be successful, a woman has to be better at her job than a man.
Humans are amphibians -- half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire.
Every spirit makes its house, but as afterwards the house confines the spirit, you had better build well.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
To me heaven would be a big bull ring with me holding two barrera seats and a trout stream outside that no one else was allowed to fish in and two lovely houses in the town; one where I would have my wife and children and be monogamous and love them truly and well and the other where I would have my nine beautiful mistresses on nine different floors.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.
Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
America is the country where you can buy a lifetime supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
You show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a bloodsucker.
The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep.
It would be better to have no laws at all, than to have too many.
If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots.
My country wrong or right, is like saying my mother, drunk or sober.
Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
You cannot have power for good without having power for evil too. Even mother's milk nourishes murderers as well as heroes.
If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments -- we'd have the Ten Suggestions.
Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
Events tend to recur in cycles...
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
There are chapters in every life which are seldom read and certainly not aloud.
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Many struggle to maintain their identity lest they disapoint others
The next chapter of my life is always more interesting than the last one.
Making a comeback is one of the most difficult things to do with dignity.
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.
Charity sees the need, not the cause.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Patience is the virtue of an ass, who treads beneath his burden and complains not.
Patience will achieve more than force.
To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.
I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
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.
A page of history is worth a pound of logic.
We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all.
Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant taste of death but once.
God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.
Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.
I don't think anybody yet has invented a pastime that's as much fun, or keeps you as young, as a good job.
Even a mosquito doesn't get a pat on the back until he's well into his work.
Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers.
Pick battles big enough to matter, but small enough to win.
The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.
A gift blinds the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
He who drinks a glass a day shall live to die another way.
Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. I love because I love; I love in order that I may love.
A good and faithful judge ever prefers the honorable to the expedient.
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.
Too much zeal spoils everything.
You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee.
Superior strength is found in the long run to lie with those who had right on their side.
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes Than the first four hours of a diet.
Dieters -- People that are thick and tired of it
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.
I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another.
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.
The writer probably knows what he meant when he wrote a book, but he should immediately forget what he meant when he's written it.
A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.
I have always had the feeling I could do anything and my dad told me I could. I was in college before I found out he might be wrong.
Like a kick in the butt, the force of events wakes slumberous talents.
The final event to himself has been, that as he rose like a rocket, he fell like the stick.
Never write a letter if you can help it, and never destroy one!
The answers to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle, they're on TV!
From error to error, one discovers the entire truth.
There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.
To believe a thing is impossible is to make it so.
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.
Slander expires at a good woman's door.
Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse.
If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it as the old woman did her lost spectacles. Safe on her own nose all the time.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.
Always expect the worst, and you will never be disappointed.
Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. Only in proportion as we are desirous of living more do we really live.
Art is long, life short, judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
Science is for those who learn, poetry is for those who know.
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts.
Plans are nothing; planning is everything.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
The cocks may crow, but it's the hen that lays the egg.

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