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Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.

Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, and Lincoln never saw a movie, heard a radio, or looked at a TV They had loneliness and knew what to do with it. They were not afraid of being lonely because they knew that was when the creative mood in them would mark.
Nearly all men can stand adversity. If you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Prose, words in their best order. Poetry, the best words in the best order.
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.
The word-coining genius, as if thought plunged into a sea of words and came up dripping.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
If the sea were ink for the words of my Lord, the sea would be spent before the Words of my lord are spent.
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace.
Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
There is nothing in the world more powerful than an idea. No weapon can destroy it; no power can conquer it except the power of another idea.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.

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