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The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in life.

A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.
In failing circumstances no one can be relied on to keep their integrity.
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.
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
True irreverence is disrespect for another man's god.
People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
Tis the old secret of the gods that they come in low disguises.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.
The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality.
More and more Emerson recedes grandly into history, as the future he predicted becomes a past.
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Mr. Emerson visited Thoreau at the jail, and the meeting between the two philosophers must have been interesting and somewhat dramatic. The account of the meeting was told me by Miss Maria Thoreau [Henry Thoreaus aunt]Henry, why are you here? Waldo, why are you not here?
We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages.
What you think about when you don't have to think, shows what you really are.
We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again.
Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the face the heart is made better.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Now there is fame! Of all -- hunger, misery, the incomprehension by the public -- fame is by far the worst. It is the castigation of God by the artist. It is sad. It is true.
Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious.
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
Durability is part of what makes a great athlete.
Let me be a little kinder, Let me be a little blinder To the faults about me; Let me praise a little more, Let me be, when I am weary; Just a little bit more cheery, Let me serve a little better Those that I am striving for. Let me be a little braver When temptation bids me waver, Let me strive a little harder To be all that I should be; Let me be a little meeker to the brother that is weaker; Let me think more of my neighbor and a little less of me.
For it is in giving that we receive.
The only thing bigger than God`s great universe is man`s ego.
We come and cry and that is life, we cry and go and that is death.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day.
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.
If one desires a change, one must be that change before that change can take place.
The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions.
What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost.
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.
He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting -- in the trying, not the triumph, Success is a personal standard -- reaching for the highest that is in us -- becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success. Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Any landing you can walk away from is a good one.
Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.
He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves.
Only when the last tree has been cut down; Only when the last river has been poisoned; Only when the last fish has been caught; Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you.
What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer.
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
Even though these technological advances originally sought to control information and bring order to the office, in many instances they have done just the opposite. The electronic office promised to reduce paper work and lessen work loads, but it has, in fact, generated more information that must sill be printed and -even more challenging-be assimilated. Since computers entered office systems, paper utilization has increased six-fold.
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it.
A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.
Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
The reward of suffering is experience.
Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
Don't be one to remember everything lent, but forget everything borrowed.
The gift of friendship... a willingness to listen... a pair of helping hands... a whisper from the heart. That someone cares and understands.
The end of life is life. Life is action, the use of one's powers. And to use them to their height is our joy of duty.
Luck is a very good word if you put a P before it.
If you're on thin ice, you might as well dance.
Some have half-baked ideas because their ideals are not heated up enough.
Know yourself, master yourself, conquest of self is most gratifying.
If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts.
The effects of good music are not just because it's new; on the contrary music strikes us more the more familiar we are with it.
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.
What makes people happy is activity; changing evil itself into good by power, working in a God like manner.
A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.
The 8 Equities: Physical, Spiritual, Psychological, Intellectual, Emotional, Financial, Social and Family
The Extra Mile will have no traffic jams.
Try to become the kind of person that people are anxious to see you as, and after you leave, they will have a lot of thinking to do.
Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you.
Women who are either indisputably beautiful, or indisputably ugly, are best flattered upon the score of their understandings; but those who are in a state of mediocrity are best flattered upon their beauty, or at least their graces: for every woman who is not absolutely ugly, thinks herself handsome.
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 can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin.
A conference is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Your pay raise becomes effective when you do.
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something.
Two basic rules of life: 1. Change is Inevitable 2. Everyone Resists Change. Remember this: When you are through changing... you're through.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.
Build bridges instead of walls and you will have a friend.
Manners are happy ways of doing things.
The coward threatens when he is safe.
Neurosis has an absolute genius for malingering. There is no illness which it cannot counterfeit perfectly. If it is capable of deceiving the doctor, how should it fail to deceive the patient?
We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world.
To love without role, without power plays, is revolution.
I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can.
If this were a logical world, men would ride side saddle.
Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
I love my fellow creatures -- I do all the good I can -- yet everybody says I'm such a disagreeable man!
The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone, All centuries but this, and every country but his own.
Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.
No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.
I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.
Two persons love in one another the future good which they aid one another to unfold.
A riot is the language of the unheard.
The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in.
The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
Be interesting, be enthusiastic ... and don't talk too much.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
The world is in your hands, now use it.
I tell you one thing -- if you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own.
I've been up the mountain and I had a choice. Should I come down? So I came down. God said, Okay, you've been up on the mountain, now you go down. You're on your own, free. Check in later, but now you're on your own.
Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybody's mom in that she knows what's best for us. But if you look at the historical record -- Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the ages -- you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway?
The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive.
The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
Sings. Hope in every sphere of life is a privilege that attaches to action. No action, no hope.
Doing what's right isn't the problem. It is knowing what's right.
The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.
A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned.
He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
I'm a romantic -- a sentimental person thinks things will last -- a romantic person hopes against hope that they won t.
Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.
There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech.

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