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Action is the real measure of intelligence.

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
If you don't like what you're doing, then don't do it.
You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
In law, nothing is certain but the expense.
Our human laws are more or less imperfect copies of the external laws as we see them.
Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
A man who dares to waste one hour of his life has not discovered the value of life.
Never give advice unless asked.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
The less routine the more life.
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness...
Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what's wrong with it.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
To have another language is to possess a second soul.
I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
Friends, such as we desire, are dreams and fables.
If a man can see both sides of a problem, you know that none of his money is tied up in it.
Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
Man's character is his fate.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required.
The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without.
He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
Children and drunks always speak the truth.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.
No person is important enough to make me angry.
Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.
When angry, count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.
A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
It cannot be helped, it is as it should be, that the law is behind the times.
Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and listen to what they don't want to hear.
If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is the quiet acceptance of what is.
Better to ask a question than to remain ignorant.
Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live
In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
These are not dark days: these are great days -- the greatest days our country has ever lived.
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
If you hadnt entered the World War we would have made peace with Germany early in 1917. Had we made peace then there would have been no collapse in Russia followed by communism, no break-down in Italy followed by fascism, and Germany would not have signed the Versailles Treaty, which has enthroned nazi-ism in Germany. In other words, if America had stayed out of the war all of these isms wouldnt today be sweeping the Continent of Europe and breaking down parliamentary government, and if England had made peace early in 1917, it would have saved over 1,000,000 British, French, American, and other lives.
You can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have tried everything else.
Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.
I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.
Why is it when we talk to God, we're praying, but when God talks to us, we're schizophrenic?
Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Journeys end in lovers meeting.
Be good and you will be lonely.
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
Somebody left the cork out of my lunch.
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.
If you treat an individual... as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.
The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.
The follies which a man regrets most in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
When the will is ready the feet are light.
The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character.
Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may at last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.
The fellow who says he'll meet you halfway usually thinks he's standing on the dividing line.
Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn't take any brains to complain.
Never excuse, never explain, never complain.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
What should a wise person do when given a blow? Same as Cato when he was attacked; not fire up or revenge the insult., or even return the blow, but simply ignore it.
Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind.
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
Those that are a friend to themselves are sure to be a friend to all.
He who is brave is free.
If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
What was hard to suffer is sweet to remember.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
That makes me think, my friend, as I have often done before, how natural it is that those who have spent a long time in the study of philosophy appear ridiculous when they enter the courts of law as speakers. Those who have knocked about in courts and the like from their youth up seem to me, when compared with those who have been brought up in philosophy and similar pursuits, to be as slaves in breeding compared with freemen.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
The law is reason, free from passion.
Be careful: they have arms, and no alternatives.
Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.
The older I grow the more I listen to people who don't talk much.
He liked to like people, therefore people liked him.
One of the best kept secrets in America is that people are aching to make a commitment, if they only had the freedom and environment in which to do so.
You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Nothing annoys a woman more than to have company drop in unexpectedly and find the house looking as it usually does.
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
If you speak the truth, have a foot in the stirrup.
To have courage for whatever comes in life -- everything lies in that.
My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
The greatest efforts in sports came when the mind is as still as a glass lake.
I have just about all I can take of myself.
When money speaks the truth is silent.
Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.
Listen. Don't explain or justify.
People who never have any time on their hands are those who do the least.
A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty.

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