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Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.

The desire for success lubricates secret prostitution's in the soul.
A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.
The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.
Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.
Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.
Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.
The real conversation is spoken in silence, when most converse it is either a negative one towards others or events, if you have nothing positive to say why spread negativity
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
So long as you live and work, you will be misunderstood; to that you must resign yourself once and for all. Be silent!
What makes people happy is activity; changing evil itself into good by power, working in a God like manner.
They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless.
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself.
Of what use is a philosopher who doesn't hurt anybody's feelings?
Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
Feelings are much slower learners than thought.
You can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't expect to experience positive feelings all the time. The Law of Emotional Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get stuck in the negative ones.
Feelings are everywhere -- be gentle.
Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels and what one achieves.
There are two kinds of people: Those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group because there is less competition there.
Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds; all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.
When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.
It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
Great causes and little men go ill together.
Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Most people would rather give than get affection.
To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the face the heart is made better.
You are the only one thinking in your mind..
The future comes one day at a time.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.
The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
The deferring of anger is the best antidote to anger.
Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy.
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
Anger is short madness
There's a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence.
Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, and death is but the sounder sleep.
Death is nature's way of saying, Your table's ready.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;
Understanding is a two-way street.
Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.
True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.
What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
There is a time for work and a time for love. That leaves no other time.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.
The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then.
Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
Death is not a period, but a comma in the story of life.
Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
Death -- the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Remember tonight.. for it is the beginning of always.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.
Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth.
No one has ever learned fully to know themselves.
Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.
In this world, which is so plainly the antechamber of another, there are no happy men. The true division of humanity is between those who live in light and those who live in darkness. Our aim must be to diminish the number of the latter and increase the number of the former. That is why we demand education and knowledge.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool.
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.
The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right.
Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.
The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
Unless one is taught what to do with success after getting it, achievement of it must inevitably leave him prey to boredom.
Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man.
The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards.
Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
Good is not good, when better is expected.
In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well oiled in the closet, but unused.
When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.
Our job is like a baker's work -- his rolls are tasty as long as they're fresh; after two days they're stale; after a week, they're covered with mould and fit only to be thrown out.
A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
The lowest form of popular culture -- lack of information, misinformation, misinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives -- has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers another.
Journalism consists largely in saying Lord James is dead to people who never knew Lord James was alive.
Do that which is assigned to you and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Self-command is the main discipline.
All diseases run into one. Old age.
Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
To the sick, while there is life there is hope.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
To live without Hope is to Cease to live.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.
For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.

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