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It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.

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!
Watering the flowers and the trees, whispering to them, talking to them. Then, they will grow to be more bright and luxuriant.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe.
Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?
We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.
LOVE IS... ONE SOUL IN TWO BODIES
The soul never thinks without a picture.
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion.
Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. [About Russia]
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never -- in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.
The latest refinements of science are linked with the cruelties of the Stone Age.
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.
In war you can be killed only once. In politics, many times.
Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself; nothing, but the triumph of principles.
We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree.
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
An orphan's curse would drag to hell, a spirit from on high; but oh! more horrible than that, is a curse in a dead man's eye!
Hope is the best part of our riches.
To give a generous hope to a man of his own nature, is to enrich him immeasurably.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul -- and sings the tunes without the words -- and never stops at all.
Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;
Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
To live without Hope is to Cease to live.
The opposite of love is not hate, the opposite of love is ignorance.
Men's faults to themselves seldom appear.
I said to the almond tree, Friend, speak to me of God, and the almond tree blossomed.
It can never be bought or borrowed or sold A gift to be cherished, True friendship is a treasure beyond compare.
Friendship is a comforting smile, A familiar voice that warms the heart, and the freedom to be the person God intended.
The best friend is likely to acquire the best wife, because a good marriage is based on the talent for friendship.
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. [Proverbs 18:24]
Friendship is a priceless treasure never to be bought or sold -- it can only be cherished.
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
Among Life's precious jewels, Genuine and rare, The one that we call friendship Has worth beyond compare.
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Friendship is like a bank account. You can't continue to draw on it without making deposits.
Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender, and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours, imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds.
A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods.
Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.
Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
A short retirement urges a sweet return.
The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.
We love in another's soul whatever of ourselves we can deposit in it; the greater the deposit, the greater the love.
Stupidity is a force unto itself.
By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.
When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, Thy will be done, and those to whom God says, All right, then, have it your way.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
You ask whether I have ever been in love: fool as I am, I am not such a fool as that. But if one is only to talk from first-hand experience, conversation would be a very poor business. But though I have no personal experience of the things they call love, I have what is better -- the experience of Sappho, of Euripides, of Catallus, of Shakespeare, of Spenser, of Austen, of Bronte, of anyone else I have read.
Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
Humans are amphibians -- half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
The safest road to hell is the gradual one -- the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free.
In a democracy -- even if it is a so-called democracy like our white-?litist one -- the greatest veneration one can show the rule of law is to keep a watch on it, and to reserve the right to judge unjust laws and the subversion of the function of the law by the power of the state. That vigilance is the most important proof of respect for the law.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.
If I had my way books would not be written in English, but in an exceedingly difficult secret language that only skilled professional readers and story-tellers could interpret. Then people like you would have to go to public halls and pay good prices to hear the professionals decode and read the books aloud for you. This plan would have the advantage of scaring off all amateur authors, retired politicians, country doctors and I-Married-a-Midget writers who would not have the patience to learn the secret language.
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
Education is the best provision for old age.
Memory moderates prosperity, decreases adversity, controls youth and delights old age.
God's retirement plan is out of this world
Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.
Do not go gentle into the good night. Old age should burn and rage at close of day.
Old books, you know well, are books of the world's youth, and new books are the fruits of its age.
The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain.
What torments my soul is its loneliness. The more it expands among friends and the daily habits or pleasures, the more, it seems to me, it flees me and retires into its fortress. The poet who lives in solitude, but who produces much, is the one who enjoys those treasures we bear in our bosom, but which forsake us when we give ourselves to others. When one yields oneself completely to one's soul, it opens itself to one, and then it is that the capricious thing allows one the greatest of good fortunes... that of sympathizing with others, of studying itself, of painting itself constantly in its works.
There is a calmness to a life lived in Gratitude, a quiet joy.
For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
Gratitude is the heart's memory.
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for. The more we seek gratitude, the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart rendered to God for his goodness.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
When the insects take over the world we hope they will remember, with gratitude, how we took them along on all our picnics.
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.
Gratitude is a twofold love -- love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.
Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth.
Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
The best men are not those who have waited for chances but who have taken them; besieged the chance; conquered the chance; and made chance the servitor.
Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.
The essence of justice is mercy.
Objects close to the eye shut out much larger objects on the horizon; and splendors born only of the earth eclipse the stars. So it is with people who sometimes cover up the entire disc of eternity with a dollar, and so quench transcendent glories with a little shining dust.
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth -- the true poet is very near the oracle.
Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies.
Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite.
Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven.
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
Monuments are the grappling-irons that bind one generation to another.
Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.
There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.
Tenderness is the rest of passion.
The hatred of relatives is the most violent.
The love of fame is the last weakness which even the wise resign.
Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
The foundation of justice is good faith.
Justice is a concept. Muscle is the reality.
The doctrine of equality! There exists no more poisonous poison: for it seems to be preached by justice itself, while it is the end of justice.
Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.
Who thinks the law has anything to do with justice? It's what we have because we can't have justice.
The more laws the less justice.
The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
To get Peace you must work for Justice.
Conscience is the chamber of justice.

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