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Our attitude towards ourselves should be to be satiable in learning and towards others to be tireless in teaching.

Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with.
Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children.
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
The less you know, the more you think you know, because you don't know you don't know.
A drug is neither moral nor immoral -- it's a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as if consumption bestowed a temporary license to act like an asshole.
Leap, and the net will appear.
We are either progressing or retrograding all the while. There is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Those who resolve to conquer or die, are rarely conquered.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Any law that takes hold of a mans daily life cannot prevail in a community, unless the vast majority of the community are actively in favor of it. The laws that are the most operative are the laws which protect life.
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
It is a weakness of your human nature to hate those whom you have wronged.
I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right -- shame on you!
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.
Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.
Find a need and fill it.
Life is good when we think it's good. Life is bad when we don't think.
You begin by always expecting good things to happen
Who feels no ills, should, therefore, fear them; and when fortune smiles, be doubly cautious, lest destruction come remorseless on him, and he fall unpitied.
The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength
When you stop having dreams and ideals -- well, you might as well stop altogether.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
One pain is lessened by another's anguish.
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. [Matthew 7:12]
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
You never know yourself till you know more than your body.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Rebuke with soft words and hard arguments.
True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.
Better to ask twice than to lose your way once.
He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving
Too often the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late.
Risk -- If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he doesn't know how wide it is, he'll jump and six times out of ten he'll make it.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence.
God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.
Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
Begin where you are; work where you are; the hour which you are now wasting, dreaming of some far off success may be crowded with grand possibilities.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
It isn't what you do, but how you do it.
Travelling is like flirting with life. It's like saying, I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.
Knowledge, like religion, must be experienced in order to be known.
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
We know that every woman wants to be thin. Our images of womanhood are almost synonymous with thinness.
City life is millions of people being lonesome together.
We read poetry because the poets, like ourselves, have been haunted by the inescapable tyranny of time and death; have suffered the pain of loss, and the more wearing, continuous pain of frustration and failure; and have had moods of unlooked-for release and peace. They have known and watched in themselves and others.
Adversities do not make a man frail. They show what sort of man he is.
The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.
Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.
Our strength grows out of our weakness.
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.
Here is the simple but powerful rule... always give people more than they expect to get.
You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
The things which are most important don't always scream the loudest.
Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
Legend : a lie that has attained the dignity of age.
I just wake up and say, You're a bum, go do something worthwhile today.
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
No matter what you do, do it to your utmost. I always attribute my success to always requiring myself to do my level best, if only in driving a tack in straight.
I grow old learning something new every day.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it.
God doesn't give people talents that he doesn't want people to use.
You know I say just what I think, and nothing more and less. I cannot say one thing and mean another.
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you wake in the morning.
Courage -- a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
Good humor isn't a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice.
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
Remember, when the judgment's weak, the prejudice is strong.
You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated.
The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.
Often we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies.
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
I know that if I ever go looking for my heart's desire, I'll never go any further than my own back yard. For if it isn't there, I never really lost it. (Dorothy)
Only a dad but he gives his all To smooth the way for his children small, Doing with courage stern and grim, The deeds that his father did for him, This is the line that for him I pen, Only a dad, but the best of men.
If music be the food of love; play on.
Music causes us to think eloquently.
I've always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ?I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.? You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
The life of every person is like a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
Life is a long lesson in humility.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.
My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love. Kindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Beauty is not caused. It is.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.
I have never seen a man as fond of virtue as of women.
We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
why wait for night to dream?
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
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.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
If you want your dreams to come true, don't over sleep.
I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Big thinking precedes great achievement.
There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.
The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed.
When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, but the hardest to reach true excellence.

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