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What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.

The longer I live the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us.
Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
Well done, is better than well said.
Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.
Stung by the splendor of a sudden thought.
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
There's as much risk in doing nothing as in doing something.
I think there is something, more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
The picture you paint of me depends on the color of lens you are looking through.
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach for another is to risk involvement. To expose your feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To believe is to risk despair. To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. They may avoid suffering an d sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live. Chained by their attitudes they are slaves; they have forfeited their freedom. Only a person who risks is free.
No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.
Beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from conflict is often the strongest and the best.
The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, and love. They do not require coupons.
Truth can be a dangerous thing. It is quite patient and relentless.
Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.
The sooner you make your first five thousand mistakes the sooner you will be able to correct them.
Do not commit the error common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed.
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.
I have great faith in fools; My friends call it self-confidence.
We are always too busy for our children; we never give them the time or interest they deserve. We lavish gifts upon them; but the most precious gift, our personal association, which means so much to them, we give grudgingly.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading, an easy prey to sensations and cheap appeals.
People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
Repeticio est mater studiorum. Repetition is the mother of all learning.
Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use.
Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Sir, a man may be so much of everything, that he is nothing of anything.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
It's not about going around trying to stir up trouble. As long as you're honest and you articulate what you believe to be true, somebody somewhere will become your enemy whether you like it or not.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle it without debate.
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
It was once said that love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment.
No one does anything from a single motive.
How can you be in hell when you are in my heart?
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
Imagination decides everything.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
The average man does not get pleasure out of an idea because he thinks it is true; he thinks it is true because he gets pleasure out of it.
I am not concerned that you have fallen, I am concerned that you arise.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
You are only what you are when no one is looking.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage
What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others.
The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows what to say, a wise man knows whether or not to say it.
Be careful with hatred. . . . Hatred is a passion requiring one hundred times the energy of love. Keep it for a cause, not an individual. Keep it for intolerance, injustice, stupidity. For hatred is the strength of the sensitive. Its power and its greatness depend on the selflessness of its use.
Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
When going gets easy... make sure you are not going down the hill...
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.
The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
The measure of a great leader, is their success in bringing everyone around to their opinion twenty years later.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.
Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.
I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.
Effective managers live in the present but concentrate on the future.
Our strength grows out of our weakness.
Progress is a tide. If we stand still we will surely be drowned. To stay on the crest, we have to keep moving.
For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.
The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women merely adored.
The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.
Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.
To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered -- either by themselves or by others.
If you wish for peace be ready for war.
The split in you is clear. There is a part of you that knows what it should do, and a part that does what it feels like doing.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
Well, I don't know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell how to do what I want to do.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.~ James Oppenheim
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books, They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.
The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.
Most people would rather die than think: many do.
Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
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.
Whatever happens, take responsibility.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others, but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books; else distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
People who take risks are the people you'll lose against.
I am more important than my problems.
She didn't know it couldn't be done, so she went ahead and did it.
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.
The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything
Real love stories never have endings.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Idle youth, enslaved to everything; by being too sensitive I have wasted my life.
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been!
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life.
Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.
Everything is practice.
There is always a difference between truth and reality.
A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Kids! Bringing about Armageddon can be dangerous. Do not attempt it in your home.
The duke had a mind that ticked like a clock and, like a clock, it regularly went cuckoo.
Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. [Proverbs 18:24]
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
The best work never was and never will be done for money.
Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.

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