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We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.

The sky is no longer the limit.
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.
By words the mind is winged.
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.
To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is better.
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
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.
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.
Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers.
The cocks may crow, but it's the hen that lays the egg.
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.
Who is mightier than death? Those who can smile when death threatens.
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 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.
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.
Cynicism is humor in ill health.
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.
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!
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.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
I have a thing with the camera. The lens is unconditional. It doesn't judge you.
You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever.
What your heart thinks is great, is great. The soul's emphasis is always right.
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.
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.
Man is by nature a political animal.
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
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.
The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.
If one desires a change, one must be that change before that change can take place.
When you are right no one remembers; when you are wrong no one forgets.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
If we cannot do what we will, we must will what we can.
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
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.
Truth uttered before its time is dangerous.
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?
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.
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.
The man who has accomplished all that he thinks worthwhile has begun to die.
What we share with another ceases to be our own.
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
An old man loved is winter with flowers.
We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood.
Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.
Nothing lowers the level on conversation more than raising the voice.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class.
If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs, its just possible you haven't grasped the situation.
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.
In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
A light heart lives long.
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
Friendship should be a responsibility, never an opportunity.
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
Hopes are planted in friendship's garden where dreams blossom into priceless treasures.
Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship.
He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength.
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
Broken friendships can be soldered, but never sound.
Truth is not beautiful, neither is ugly, Why should it be either? Truth is Truth.
What is uttered is finished and done with.
Whoever is in the distress can call me. I will come running wherever they are.
I think the biggest disease this world suffers fromis people feeling unloved.
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.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
Live your life and forget your age.
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.
Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
Hate is such a luxurious emotion, it can only be spent on one we love.
We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
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.
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.
Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art.
So little done, so much to do.
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.
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
Your friend is your needs answered.
People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude.
Not to alter one's faults is to be faulty indeed.
What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
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.
Yearn to understand first and to be understood second.
Popularity is not leadership.
Seek not the things that are too hard for thee, neither search the things that are beyond thy strength.
I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.
To me -- old age is always ten years older than I am.
We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.
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.
Time goes, you say? Ah, no! Alas, Time stays, we go.
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.
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.
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 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.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius.
Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.

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