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Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
Live not in yesterdays, Look back and you may sorrow. Live precisely for today, Look forward to tomorrow.
I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
I never exaggerate. I just remember big.
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
If you're still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today.
We will either find a way, or make one.
A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Men are afraid to rock the boat in which they hope to drift safely through life's currents, when, actually, the boat is stuck on a sandbar. They would be better off to rock the boat and try to shake it loose, or, better still, jump in the water and swim for the shore.
The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.
Accept everything about yourself -- I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end -- no apologies, no regrets.
Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?
On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
Questions focus our thinking. Ask empowering questions like: What's good about this? What's not perfect about it yet? What am I going to do next time? How can I do this and have fun doing it?
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.
What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
Accept your genius and say what you think.
A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.
An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
We would often be sorry if our wishes were granted.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
It is best to learn as we go, not go as we have learned.
It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
Wise men learn many things from their enemies.
The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it.
You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.
There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.
To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you!
Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.
I also remember the moment my life changed, the moment I finally said, I've had it! I know I'm much more than I'm demonstrating mentally, emotionally, and physically in my life. I made a decision in that moment which was to alter my life forever. I decided to change virtually every aspect of my life. I decided I would never again settle for less than I can be.
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
As long as you know what it is you desire, then by simply affirming that it is yours -- firmly and positively, with no ifs, buts, or maybes -- over and over again, from the minute you arise in the morning until the time you go to sleep at night, and as many times during the day as your work or activities permit, you will be drawn to those people, places, and events that will bring your desires to you.
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.
To know is to control.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
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.
When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. [Luke 12:15]
We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.
All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism.
Lord, let me live until I die.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Love all, but trust a few.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
To get what you want, STOP doing what isn't working.
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
The journey is the reward.
The best things in life aren't things.
How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend!
If you have it [Love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.
Keep out of the suction caused by those who drift backwards.
The more experiments you make the better.
Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
The aim of education should be to convert the mind into living fountain, and not a reservoir.
Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal.
Anyone can live heroically and successfully for one day. The man who achieves a high purpose makes that day the pattern for all the days of his life.
May God defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Everyone is like a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Read nothing that you do not care to remember, and remember nothing you do not mean to use.
This force, which is the best thing in you, your highest self, will never respond to any ordinary half-hearted call, or any milk-and-water endeavor, It can only be reached by your supremest call, your supremest effort. It will respond only to the call that is backed up by the whole of you, not part of you; you must be all there in what you are trying to do. You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure... Only a masterly call, a masterly will, a supreme effort, intense and persistent application, can unlock the door to your inner treasure and release your highest powers.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Make good habits and they will make you.
A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.
The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
If we had a reliable way to label our toys good and bad, it would be easy to regulate technology wisely. But we can rarely see far enough ahead to know which road leads to damnation. Whoever concerns himself with big technology, either to push it forward or to stop it, is gambling in human lives.
What a folly it is to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal.
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing
How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us.
Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.
Unhurt people are not much good in the world.
We do not exist for ourselves...
Life is a state of mind.
Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o clock is a scoundrel.
A wise man learns more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Life is always walking up to us and saying, 'Come on in, the living's fine,' and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
Tell the world who you are but don’t use a word.
Never mistake activity for achievement.
If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.
We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.
It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner.
I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid.
I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others.
If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.
Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.
The only people who never fail are those who never try.
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Doing nothing is the most tiresome job in the world because you cannot quit and rest.
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
Pay attention to your enemies for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
A woman is like a teabag -- only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
It ain't a bad plan to keep still occasionally even when you know what you're talking about.
What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight.
If you don't know where you are going. How can you expect to get there?
Don't tell me peace has broken out.

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