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God doesn't give people talents that he doesn't want people to use.

Good humor isn't a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice.
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you wake in the morning.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
You know I say just what I think, and nothing more and less. I cannot say one thing and mean another.
Courage -- a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
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.
Remember, when the judgment's weak, the prejudice is strong.
There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated.
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
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.
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.
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)
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
I've always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.
Music causes us to think eloquently.
If music be the food of love; play on.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
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.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Life is a long lesson in humility.
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
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.
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love. Kindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
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.
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.
If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either.
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.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
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.
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.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
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.
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.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
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.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.
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.
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.
I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.
We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
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.
why wait for night to dream?
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
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.
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.
There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.
When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.
Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.
The sky is no longer the limit.
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
The intensity of your desire governs the power with which the force is directed.
The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.
Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.
The older you get the stronger the wind gets -- and it's always in your face.
There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.
Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think.
Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever known were learned men.
Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, but the hardest to reach true excellence.
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
The happiness or unhappiness of men depends as much on their humors as on fortune.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is better.
By words the mind is winged.
The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.
Don't be afraid to let her into your heart and when your down, don't try to carry the whole world on your shoulders.
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
The cocks may crow, but it's the hen that lays the egg.
Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers.
Who is mightier than death? Those who can smile when death threatens.
We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
You can't blame gravity for falling in love.
The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.
Could everything be done twice it would be done better.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
The tragedy of life is not that a man loses, but that he almost wins.
Keep true to the dreams of your youth.
Prayer is the slender nerve that moves the muscle of omnipotence.
The power of thought, the magic of the mind.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.
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.
It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will--tomorrow!
Oh how sweet it is to hear one's own convictions from another's lips.
Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe.
You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever.
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.
What your heart thinks is great, is great. The soul's emphasis is always right.
The destiny of man is in his own soul
What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
Life is a classroom in which each of us is being tested, tried, and passed.
Man is by nature a political animal.
Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.
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
To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation.
Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.
When you are right no one remembers; when you are wrong no one forgets.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
If one desires a change, one must be that change before that change can take place.
Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.
If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it.
The man who has accomplished all that he thinks worthwhile has begun to die.
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
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.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Nothing lowers the level on conversation more than raising the voice.
Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.
We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood.
An old man loved is winter with flowers.
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
If we cannot do what we will, we must will what we can.

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