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France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.

If you are going to tell people the truth, be funny or they will kill you.
When I give I give myself.
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
The end is never as satisfying as the journey. To have achieved everything but to have done so without integrity and excitement is to have achieved nothing.
Never excuse, never explain, never complain.
Tell the truth and then run.
I have seen the truth and it makes no sense.
A half truth is a whole lie.
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.
Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his countrys cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same causehonor to him, only less than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle.
God is the name we give our conscience.
For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known. [I Corinthians]
When men make gods, there is no God!
What preoccupies us, then, is not God as a fact of nature, but as a fabrication useful for a God-fearing society. God himself becomes not a power but an image.
Of all the nations in the world, the United States was built in nobody's image. It was the land of the unexpected, of unbounded hope, of ideals, of quest for an unknown perfection. It is all the more unfitting that we should offer ourselves in images. And all the more fitting that the images which we make wittingly or unwittingly to sell America to the world should come back to haunt and curse us.
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world
Are the ones who do.
Bravery and stupidity go hand in hand.
Private bravery is often the price of personal victory.
The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.
Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
All the gods are dead except the god of war.
Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.
The guarantee that our self enjoys an intended relation to the outer world is most, if not all, we ask from religion. God is the self projected onto reality by our natural and necessary optimism. He is the not-me personified.
To say that war is madness is like saying that sex is madness: true enough, from the standpoint of a stateless eunuch, but merely a provocative epigram for those who must make their arrangements in the world as given.
Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.
Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one.
Men are the dreams of a shadow.
Whatever is beautiful is beautiful by necessity.
No man should ever display his bravery unless he is prepared for battle, nor bear the marks of defiance, until he has experienced the abilities of his enemy.
The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
We accept and welcome... as conditions to which we must accommodate ourselves, great inequality of environment; the concentration of business, industrial and commercial, in the hands of a few; and the law of competition between these, as being not only beneficial, but essential for the future progress of the race.
Something must be done when you find an opposing set of desires of this kind well to the fore in your category of strong desires. You must set in operation a process of competition, from which one must emerge a victor and the other set be defeated.
We call it a Society; and go about professing openly the totalest separation, isolation. Our life is not a mutual helpfulness; but rather, cloaked under due laws-of-war, named fair competition and so forth, it is a mutual hostility.
Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.
The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Let us do our duty, in our shop in our kitchen, in the market, the street, the office, the school, the home, just as faithfully as if we stood in the front rank of some great battle, and knew that victory for mankind depends on our bravery, strength, and skill. When we do that, the humblest of us will be serving in that great army which achieves the welfare of the world.
Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.
Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
No eulogy is due to him who simply does his duty and nothing more.
The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one.
We rarely quote nowadays to appeal to authority... though we quote sometimes to display our sapience and erudition. Some authors we quote against. Some we quote not at all, offering them our scrupulous avoidance, and so make them part of our white mythology. Other authors we constantly invoke, chanting their names in cerebral rituals of propitiation or ancestor worship.
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.
Mighty in deeds and not in words.
Impatience is the cause of most of our irregularities and extravagances Command by obeying.
Death rather than disgrace.
Let my honor be without stain.
Those who endure conquer.
Rank imposes obligation.
Eagles do not beget Doves.
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.
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.
I will attained victory by God and my sword.
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
Let each day be your masterpiece.
If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it's very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.
Faith is believing what you know ain't so.
There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!
I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.
We are all alike, on the inside.
Common sense is not so common.
I've always been very zealous about not invading other people's private spaces.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do, he drowns.
Know thyself, believe in God, and dare to dream.
When asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: Type faster.
The great advantages of simulation and dissimulation are three. First to lay asleep opposition and to surprise. For where a man's intentions are published, it is an alarum to call up all that are against them. The second is to reserve a man's self a fair retreat: for if a man engage himself, by a manifest declaration, he must go through, or take a fall. The third is, the better to discover the mind of another. For to him that opens himself, men will hardly show themselves adverse; but will fair let him go on, and turn their freedom of speech to freedom of thought.
Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
Danger past, God forgotten.
Stay out of the road, if you want to grow old.
A person in danger should not try to escape at one stroke. He should first calmly hold his own, then be satisfied with small gains, which will come by creative adaptations.
I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend.
If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
When the danger is past God is cheated.
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
A wreck on shore is a beacon at sea.
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
The test of an adventure is that when you're in the middle of it, you say to yourself, 'Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home.' And the sign that something's wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure.
The most dangerous thing is illusion.
The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.
As soon as there is life there is danger.
The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.
Suspicions that the mind, of itself, gathers, are but buzzes; but suspicions that are artificially nourished and put into men's heads by the tales and whisperings of others, have stings.
In contemplation, if a man begins with certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.
When I hold you in my arms and I feel my finger on your trigger I know no one can do me no harm because happiness is a warm gun.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Every man is his own chief enemy.
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.
To conquer without danger is to conquer without glory.
We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.
Either God is in the whole of nature, with no gaps, or He's not there at all.
Imagine spending four billion years stocking the oceans with seafood, filling the ground with fossil fuels, and drilling the bees in honey production -- only to produce a race of bed-wetters!
Search not a wound too deep lest thou make a new one.
This most beautiful system [The Universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
We have seen when the earth had to be prepared for the habitation of man, a veil, as it were, of intermediate being was spread between him and its darkness, in which were joined in a subdued measure, the stability and insensibility of the earth, and the passion and perishing of mankind.
Man was created a little lower than the angels and has bin getting a little lower ever since.
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something one creates.
Why was the human race created? Or at least why wasn't something creditable created in place of it? God had His opportunity. He could have made a reputation. But no, He must commit this grotesque folly -- a lark which must have cost Him a regret or two when He came to think it over and observe effects.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
All say, How hard it is that we have to die -- a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
I asked the whole frame of the world about my God; and he answered, I am not He, but He made me.
God's first creature, which was light.
The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers; a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.
Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won t.
If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.
Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
You must have the devil in you to succeed in the arts.
To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth.
In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
He who dies before many witnesses always does so with courage.
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker.
Most people would rather give than get affection.
We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.
In Heaven all the interesting people are missing.
Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not.
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.
Nothing is so exhilarating in life as to be shot at with no result.
Danger -- if you meet it promptly and without flinching -- you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!
The responses of human beings vary greatly under dangerous circumstances. The strong man advances boldly to meet them head on. The weak man grows agitated. But the superior man stands up to fate, endures resolutely in his inner certainty If ignorant both
Between the anvil and the hammer.
Biggest profits mean gravest risks.

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