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When all is said and done, friendship is the only trustworthy fabric of the affections. So-called love is a delirious inhuman state of mind: when hot it substitutes indulgence for fair play; when cold it is cruel, but friendship is warmth in cold, firm ground in a bog.

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins. Love between a man and a woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self-seeking. But to have a friend and to be true under any and all trials is the mark of a man!
It is only necessary to grow old to become more charitable and even indulgent. I see no fault committed by others that I have not committed myself.
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
All things change, nothing is extinguished. There is nothing in the whole world which is permanent. Everything flows onward; all things are brought into being with a changing nature; the ages themselves glide by in constant movement.
Strong character is brought out by change, weak ones by permanence.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.
There is no remedy for love than to love more.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we might win, by fearing to attempt.[Measure For Measure]
The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.
In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
There's a subterranean impetus towards pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements.
Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.
Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant.
Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it.
There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
For those for whom the sex act has come to seem mechanical and merely the meeting and manipulation of body parts, there often remains a hunger which can be called metaphysical but which is not recognized as such, and which seeks satisfaction in physical danger, or sometimes in torture, suicide, or murder.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
All of life is a dispute over taste and tasting.
Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.
A man who dares to waste one hour of his life has not discovered the value of life.
By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great.
Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
Wisdom is found only in truth.
There are nine requisites for contented living: HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure; WEALTH enough to support your needs; STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them; GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them; PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished; CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor; LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others; FAITH enough to make real the things of God; HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it.
The difference between writing a book and being on television is the difference between conceiving a child and having a baby made in a test tube.
If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.
The sickness of our times for me has been just this damn thing that everything has been getting smaller and smaller and less and less important, that the romantic spirit has dried up, that there is no shame today. We're all getting so mean and small and petty and ridiculous, and we all live under the threat of extermination.
Once a newspaper touches a story the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.
There is nothing safe about sex. There never will be.
I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.
The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Our happiness in this world depends on the affections we are able to inspire.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Never mistake activity for achievement.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you!
Itís okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers --- they help us to learn.
It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
love is not sex, love is not giving gifts, love is not a thousand things. love is only living in your beloved's mind day and night.
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
We write our own destiny; we become what we do.
Lìfe doesnt listen to your logic. It goes on its own way undisturbed. You have to listen life.It doesnt bother about your logic..
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
There is Jackson with his Virginians, standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer.
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.
What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.
The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did.
We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
Two basic rules of life: 1. Change is Inevitable 2. Everyone Resists Change. Remember this: When you are through changing... you're through.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
We don't change what we are, we change what we think what we are.
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.
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.
Character is more important than intelligence for success.
Fame is what you have taken, character is what you give. When to this truth you awaken, then you begin to live.
Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
If all of our wishes were gratified, many of our dreams would be destroyed.
There are only two types of people in the world. Those who make people happy wherever they go and those who make others happy whenever they go.
I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams.
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
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.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.
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.
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.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
Real love stories never have endings.

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