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Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength.... It is therefore able to undertake all things, and it completes many things, and warrants them to take effect, where he who does not love would faint and lie down.

The artistic temperament is a disease that affects amateurs. Artists of a large and wholesome vitality get rid of their art easily, as they breathe easily or perspire easily. But in artists of less force, the thing becomes a pressure, and produces a definite pain, which is called the artistic temperament.
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
Nothing is more incumbent on the old, than to know when they shall get out of the way, and relinquish to younger successors the honors they can no longer earn and the duties they can no longer perform.
Syntax and vocabulary are overwhelming constraints --the rules that run us. Language is using us to talk --we think we're using the language, but language is doing the thinking, we're its slavish agents.
You look at any giant corporation, and I mean the biggies, and they all started with a guy with an idea, doing it well.
The victor shall soon be the vanquished, if he relax in his exertion; and that the vanquished this year, may be victor the next, in spite of all competition.
The secret of ugliness consists not in irregularity, but in being uninteresting.
No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true.
A single word often betrays a great design.
Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.
Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
High culture is nothing but a child of that European perversion called history, the obsession we have with going forward, with considering the sequence of generations a relay race in which everyone surpasses his predecessor, only to be surpassed by his successor. Without this relay race called history there would be no European art and what characterizes it: a longing for originality, a longing for change. Robespierre, Napoleon, Beethoven, Stalin, Picasso, they're all runners in the relay race, they all belong to the same stadium.
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.
Here is the simple but powerful rule... always give people more than they expect to get.
It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.
True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
The Law of Triviality... briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.
Give God the margin of eternity to justify himself.
Travelling is like flirting with life. It's like saying, I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
Wise is the person at either end. Who can in due measure spare as well as spend.
The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses.
Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.
My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.
The greatest people will be those who possess the best capacities, cultivated with the best habits.
Those who resolve to conquer or die, are rarely conquered.
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs, its just possible you haven't grasped the situation.
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.
Nothing strengthens the judgement and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.
The cure for admiring the house of lords is to go and look at it.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune.
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
Nowadays people can be divided into three classes -- the haves the have-nots and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-haves

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