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In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.

A man who cannot make mistakes cannot do anything.
Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Anxiety is the poison of human life; the parent of many sins and of more miseries. In a world where everything is doubtful, and where we may be disappointed, and be blessed in disappointment, why this restless stir and commotion of mind? Can it alter the cause, or unravel the mystery of human events?
Some of your grief you have cured, and lived to survive; but what torments of pain have you endured that haven't as yet arrived.
Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.
You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy.
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.
Adversities do not make a man frail. They show what sort of man he is.
Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
As a rule, adversity reveals genius and prosperity hides it.
In the life of children there are two very clear-cut phases, before and after puberty. Before puberty the child's personality has not yet formed and it is easier to guide its life and make it acquire specific habits of order, discipline, and work: after puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious, tyrannical, insufferable. Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late: then of course the stick and violence enter the scene and yield very few results indeed. Why not instead take an interest in the child during the first period?
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives.
If it were not for conflict, we would have no need for dreams
Beyond the limits of our ephemeral vision lies the key to our eternal gifts
As children mature into young adults they slowly realize that the Gods of their youth were merely well intentioned but flawed people.
A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.
In my room as a kid... I'd play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle.
God left the world unfinished for man to work his skill upon. He left the electricity still in the cloud, the oil still in the earth. How often we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource! We go to Him because we have nowhere else to go. And then we learn that the storms of life have driven us, not upon the rocks, but into the desired haven.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
Every beginning is a consequence. Every beginning ends something.
More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.
A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the kindness is recalled by the recipient in after days! It blesses him that gives and him that takes.
Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street.
When you've got something to prove, there's nothing greater than a challenge.
We only think when we are confronted with problems.
They mustn't know my despair, I can't let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn't bear their sympathy and their kind-hearted jokes, it would only make me want to scream all the more. If I talk, everyone thinks I'm showing off; when I'm silent they think I'm ridiculous; rude if I answer, sly if I get a good idea, lazy if I'm tired, selfish if I eat a mouthful more than I should, stupid, cowardly, crafty, etc. etc.
The beginning is the half of every action.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
You may live in an imperfect world but the frontiers are not closed and the doors are not all shut.
For the cause that lacks assistance, The wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.
The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.
When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. - Roosevelt, Eleanor
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence -- neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish -- it is an imponderably valuable gift. Each of us has a few minutes a day or a few hours a week which we could donate to an old folks home or a children's hospital ward. The elderly whose pillows we plump or whose water pitchers we refill may or may not thank us for our gift, but the gift is upholding the foundation of the universe.
Appearances are deceptive.
As the ostrich when pursued hideth his head, but forgetteth his body; so the fears of a coward expose him to danger.
Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it.
Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.
Honor is the inner garment of the Soul; the first thing put on by it with the flesh, and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou
As a rock on the seashore he standeth firm, and the dashing of the waves disturbeth him not. He raiseth his head like a tower on a hill, and the arrows of fortune drop at his feet. In the instant of danger, the courage of his heart here, and scorn to fly.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
The flower of kindness will grow. Maybe not now, but it will some day. And in kind that kindness will flow, For kindness grows in this way.
The good deed you do today For a brother or sister in need Will come back to you some day For humanity's a circle in deed.
Sometimes just a smile on our face can help to make this world a better place. Stand up for the things that are right. Try to talk things out instead of fight. Lend a hand when you can, get involved this is good. You can help to make a difference in your neighborhood.
The rain may be falling hard outside, But your smile makes it all alright. I'm so gland that you're my friend. I know our friendship will never end.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Slow and steady wins the race.
It is easy to be brave when far away from danger.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
A farmer who had a quarrelsome family called his sons and told them to lay a bunch of sticks before him. Then, after laying the sticks parallel to one another and binding them, he challenged his sons, one after one, to pick up the bundle and break it. They all tried, but in vain. Then, untying the bundle, he gave them the sticks to break one by one. This they did with the greatest ease. Then said the father, Thus, my sons, as long as you remain united, you are a match for anything, but differ and separate, and you are undone.
In union there is strength.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were granted.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
What is the highest secret to victory and peace? To will what God wills, and strike a league with destiny.
A man can do all things if he but wills them.
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
Gracious to all, to none subservient, Without offense he spoke the word he meant.
No matter how bad things get you got to go on living, even if it kills you.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.
Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond fields of the mind.
We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
Understand that most problems are a good sign. Problems indicate that progress is being made, wheels are turning, you are moving toward your goals. Beware when you have no problems. Then you've really got a problem... Problems are like landmarks of progress.
The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully.
If you're not serving the customer, you'd better be serving someone who is.
While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be.
The surest sign of age is loneliness. While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot be old, whatever his years may number.
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful; yourself.
All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
Where there is a mother in the home, matters go well.
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes.
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
The less routine the more life.
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.
A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants...
Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.
Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged.
A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
In every tyrant's heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend.
When a man's willing and eager the god's join in.
The reward of suffering is experience.
I pray for no more youth To perish before its prime That Revenge and iron-heated War May fade with all that has gone before Into the night of time.
Drop, dropin our sleep, upon the heartsorrow falls, memorys pain,and to us, though against our very will,even in our own despite,comes wisdomby the awful grace of God.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

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