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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.

Be like the bird who, halting in his flight on a limb too slight, yet sings, knowing he has wings.
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself.
When life gets you down, sometimes it's best to just stay down for a moment, let yourself rest... and then get up later.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
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.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth
There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.
The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.
Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.
A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found one hath found a treasure.
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
See how many are better off than you are, but consider how many are worse.
The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.
A pessimist is one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
If you pray for rain, don't be surprised if you're struck by lightning.
We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.
Live truth instead of professing it.
I have known many who could not when they would, for they had not done it when they could.
A peace that depends on fear is nothing but a suppressed war.
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Let the ideas clash but not the hearts.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. [Twelfth Night]
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
She didn't know it couldn't be done, so she went ahead and did it.
There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does.
One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the end, it is between you and HIM not you and them.
I hope that my achievements in life shall be these -- that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I've done and who I've been.
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' -the pig was 'committed
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
A politician's words reveal less about what he thinks about his subject than what he thinks about his audience.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
Confess you were wrong yesterday; it will show you are wise today.
From his cradle to his grave a man never does a single thing which has any FIRST AND FOREMOST object but one -- to secure peace of mind, spiritual comfort, for HIMSELF.
Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.
Pride and poverty don't get along, but often live together.
All things come to him who waits -- provided he knows what he is waiting for.
Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand.
You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.

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