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Keep true to the dreams of your youth.

Cynicism is humor in ill health.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.
Oh how sweet it is to hear one's own convictions from another's lips.
Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
A woman's mind is cleaner than a man s: She changes it more often.
Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will--tomorrow!
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.
What your heart thinks is great, is great. The soul's emphasis is always right.
I have a thing with the camera. The lens is unconditional. It doesn't judge you.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
Life is a classroom in which each of us is being tested, tried, and passed.
Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.
Man is by nature a political animal.
You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever.
The destiny of man is in his own soul
Energy is eternal delight.
What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
A person isn't who they are during the last conversation you had with them - they're who they've been throughout your whole relationship
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness
To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation.
If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it.
Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.
If one desires a change, one must be that change before that change can take place.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
When you are right no one remembers; when you are wrong no one forgets.
The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.
If we cannot do what we will, we must will what we can.
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
Truth uttered before its time is dangerous.
We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood.
In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Who would wish to be among the commonplace crowd of the little famous -- who are each individually lost in a throng made up of themselves?
The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.
Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
A light heart lives long.
Nothing is less in our power than the heart, and far from commanding we are forced to obey it.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
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.
What we share with another ceases to be our own.
If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs, its just possible you haven't grasped the situation.
There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class.
Nothing lowers the level on conversation more than raising the voice.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
An old man loved is winter with flowers.
The man who has accomplished all that he thinks worthwhile has begun to die.
Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Hopes are planted in friendship's garden where dreams blossom into priceless treasures.
Friendship should be a responsibility, never an opportunity.
He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength.
Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
Broken friendships can be soldered, but never sound.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
I think the biggest disease this world suffers fromis people feeling unloved.
What is uttered is finished and done with.
Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing; either you have it or you don't.
They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Whoever is in the distress can call me. I will come running wherever they are.
Truth is not beautiful, neither is ugly, Why should it be either? Truth is Truth.
We must not only strike the iron while it is hot, we must strike it until it is hot.
If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
Live your life and forget your age.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
Hate is such a luxurious emotion, it can only be spent on one we love.
What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost.
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
Not to alter one's faults is to be faulty indeed.
Your friend is your needs answered.
We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.
Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
America, which has the most glorious present still existing in the world today, hardly stops to enjoy it, in her insatiable appetite for the future.
So little done, so much to do.
They can't yank a novelist like they can a pitcher. A novelist has to go the full nine, even if it kills him.
To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of them do so.
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
The best thinking has been done in solitude.
To me -- old age is always ten years older than I am.
I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.
Seek not the things that are too hard for thee, neither search the things that are beyond thy strength.
Yearn to understand first and to be understood second.
Popularity is not leadership.
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.
The first mistake in public business is going into it.
If I had to live my life over again, I'd try to make more mistakes next time.
Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.
Time goes, you say? Ah, no! Alas, Time stays, we go.
A poet's pleasure is to withhold a little of his meaning, to intensify by mystification. He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it.
Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.
A book that furnishes no quotations is no book -- it is a plaything.
Liberalism, austere in political trifles, has learned ever more artfully to unite a constant protest against the government with a constant submission to it.
The story of a love is not important -- what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
The world's male chivalry has perished out, but women are knights-errant to the last; and, if Cervantes had been greater still, he had made his Don a Donna.
No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius.
Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
The stars are constantly shining, but often we do not see them until the dark hours.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.
Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, Shake well before using. That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
The other day I got out my can-opener and was opening a can of worms when I thought, What am I doing?!
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are.
In matters of truth the fact that you don't want to publish something is, nine times out of ten, a proof that you ought to publish it.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than others are saying.
Common sense is only a modification of talent. Genius is an exaltation of it. The difference is, therefore, in degree, not nature.
The weakest spot in any person is where they think themselves to be the wisest.
We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects.
Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds.
Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?
We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look.
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.
Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.
Self-love exaggerates our faults as well as our virtues.
It's always too soon to quit.
To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.
What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man, in fact) craves most is praise -- although the philosophers generally call it recognition!
Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.
Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.

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