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The universe is not rich enough to buy the vote of an honest man.

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
Might does not make right, it only makes history.
One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison.
Clothe with life the weak intent, let me be the thing I meant.
May he who is highest serve best.
Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
When ever the speech is corrupted so is the mind.
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Life is a wilderness of twists and turns, where faith is your only compass.
The weakest spot in any person is where they think themselves to be the wisest.
Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.
No good deed goes unpunished.
But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself is his own dungeon.
Belief gets in the way of learning.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
When a man has not a good reason for doing a thing, he has one good reason for letting it alone.
False friends are worse than bitter enemies.
The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.
Instinct is the nose of the mind.
Let us choose to believe something good can happen.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
A man can keep a secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others.
Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.
When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.
The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
Deficiency motivation doesn't work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
It has taken me all my life to understand it is not necessary to understand everything.
It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.
Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion. While nothing is so foolish and baseless.
We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself.
Mighty things from small beginnings grow.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Anyone afraid of what he thinks television does to the world is probably just afraid of the world.
Wit is educated insolence.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler and less trouble.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
There is a certain combination of anarchy and discipline in the way I work.
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.
When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
Hope is the parent of faith.
Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.
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.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.
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.
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
We will either find a way, or make one.
If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy.
The only way around is through.
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.

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