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The crime problem in New York is getting really serious. The other day the Statue of Liberty had both hands up.

There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.
It is time for a new generation of leadership, to cope with new problems and new opportunities. For there is a new world to be won.
Marry for money, my little sonny, a rich man's joke is always funny.
It's funny, isn't it? How your best friend can just blow up like that?
Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.
Thinking and Thought: Thoughts are funny little things, They can make paupers or make kings.
If you are going to tell people the truth, be funny or they will kill you.
It's a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to.
If thou suffer injustice, console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.
A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
Be right, and then be easy to live with, if possible, but in that order.
Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss.
Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.
Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and an be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.
Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.
You can set yourself up to be sick, or you can choose to stay well.
I will grow. I will become something new and grand, but no grander than I now am. Just as the sky will be different in a few hours, its present perfection and completeness is not deficient, so am I presently perfect and not deficient because I will be different tomorrow. I will grow and I am not deficient.
If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is the quiet acceptance of what is.
Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality.
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Each person must decide for himself what he wants each day. As a leader, I will expose you to the options and the likely consequences of those options. I'll even share my opinion if asked, but I'll never confuse it with the opinion, which simply doesn't exist.
Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.
A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
Self-actualized people are independent of the good opinion of others.
A am realistic -- I expect miracles.
To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
Nostalgia is a seductive liar.
Your past is important, but it is not nearly as important to your present as the way you see your future.
Study the past if you would divine the future.
Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it.
The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Man... cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.
The past does not equal the future.
If you look back too much, you will soon be headed that way
Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.
The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives -- the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness.
Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you.
Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
Nothing external to you has any power over you.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, cause there's a million ways to be, you know that there are...
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
Envy and wrath shorten the life. [Ecclesiasticus]
They that envy others are their inferiors.
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.
Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at.
Love ever gives. Forgives outlives. And ever stands with open hands. And while it lives, it gives. For this is love's prerogatives -- to give, and give, and give.
Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin.
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
The noblest vengeance is to forgive.
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?
The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather understand one another.
Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.
Take good hold of instruction and don't let her go, keep her for she is your life.
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
It seems that we learn lessons when we least expect them but always when we need them the most, and, the true gift in these lessons always lies in the learning process itself.
In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil.
He that won't be counseled can't be helped.
Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress.
A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his enemies, and glory to his posterity.
Honor isn't about making the right choices. It's about dealing with the consequences.
The end is never as satisfying as the journey. To have achieved everything but to have done so without integrity and excitement is to have achieved nothing.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.
The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.
She didn't know it couldn't be done, so she went ahead and did it.
Though he slay me, I shall yet trust Him.
But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again.
Clenched Soul

We have lost even this twilight.
No one saw us this evening hand in hand
while the blue night dropped on the world.

I have seen from my window
the fiesta of sunset in the distant mountain tops.
Sometimes a piece of sun
burned like a coin in my hand.

I remembered you with my soul clenched
in that sadness of mine that you know.

Where were you then?
Who else was there?
Saying what?
Why will the whole of love come on me suddenly
when I am sad and feel you are far away?

The book fell that always closed at twilight
and my blue sweater rolled like a hurt dog at my feet.

Always, always you recede through the evenings
toward the twilight erasing statues.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible.
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
Something made greater by ourselves and in turn that makes us greater.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go.
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.
There is no sanctuary of virtue like home.
Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it.
Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.
Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.
As you begin to understand the immense power and love you hold inside, you will find an unending surge of joy, light and love that will nourish and support you all the days of your life.
The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Age doesn't matter, unless you're cheese.
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.
Age is not important unless you're a cheese.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.
If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning Good morning at total strangers.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
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.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Hope is the parent of faith.
When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.
Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.
A faithful companion is a sure anchor.
It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.

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