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In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.

There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.
Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge shall every room be filled with precious and pleasant riches.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid.
Health, a light body, freedom from cravings, a glowing skin, sonorous voice, fragrance of body: these signs indicate progress in the practice of meditation.
In deep meditation the flow of concentration is continuous like the flow of oil.
It is not enough that one surrenders oneself. Surrender is to give oneself up to the original cause of one's being. Do not delude yourself by imagining such a source to be some God outside you. One's source is within oneself. Give yourself up to it. That means that you should seek the source and merge in it.
Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose.
Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.
Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.
Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night.
If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.
Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.
As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
The moment the little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
What's the use of worrying? It never was worth while, so pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag, and smile, smile, smile.
Overcoming fear and worry can be accomplished by living a day at a time or even a moment at a time. Your worries will be cut down to nothing.
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Experience. The wisdom that enables us to recognize in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
To err is human, to forgive, divine.
Health consists with temperance alone.
To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah. [The Savior's Manual]
A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.
If ever we hear a case of lying, we must look for a severe parents. A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous.
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth.
Man's biological weakness is the condition of human culture.
Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.
We catch on to the truth and technique of expectation in those rare moments when we are stirred by an awareness of a guidance seemingly higher and greater than our own, when for a little while we are taken over by a force and an intelligence above and beyond those commonly felt. Confident and free, filled with wonder and ready acceptance, we permit ourselves to be taken over by our unquestioning self.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than from the arguments of its opposers.
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
Time spent on hiring is time well spent.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
I have learnt that I am me, that I can do the things that, as one might put it, me can do, but I cannot do the things that me would like to do.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
Out of love and hatred, out of earnings and borrowings and leadings and losses; out of sickness and pain; out of wooing and worshipping; out of traveling and voting and watching and caring; out of disgrace and contempt, comes our tuition in the serene and beautiful laws.
A wounded deer leaps the highest.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
I bring to my life a certain amount of mess.
Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you.
The person who in shaky times also wavers only increases the evil, but the person of firm decision fashions the universe.
Wealth lost is something lost, honor lost is something lost: Courage lost all is lost.
My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Well, now there's a remedy for everything except death.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out...
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Suffering is the ancient law of love; there is not quest without pain; there is no lover who is not also a martyr.
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. -
Life... It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations.
There was a time when the world acted on books; now books act on the world.
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed.
There are things you just can't do in life. You can't beat the phone company, you can't make a waiter see you until he's ready to see you, and you can't go home again.
Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.
If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work.
Hard work is the key to success, so work diligently on any project you undertake. If you truly want to be successful, be prepared to give up your leisure time and work past 5 PM and on weekends. Also, have faith in yourself. If you come up with a new idea that you believe in, don't allow other people to discourage you from pursuing it.
The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.
To bring one's self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy.
Hard work brings prosperity; playing around brings poverty.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
Any change, even for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
The definition of genius is that it acts unconsciously; and those who have produced immortal works, have done so without knowing how or why. The greatest power operates unseen.
The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.
A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place.
The best angle from which to approach a problem is the Try-angle.
There is merit in the attempt, and a whole lot accomplished along the way.
People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.
Set your target and keep trying until you reach it.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again.
Trying is a part of failing. If you are afraid to fail then you're afraid to try.
Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.
Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.
A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose-and don't let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion. (Live an illusion if you have to). You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do. Don't ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.
Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.
The tears of those repenting are the wine of angels.
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
We sense and see what we believe to be..
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
I hope that my achievements in life shall be these -- that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I've done and who I've been.
Regret for time wasted can become a power for good in the time that remains, if we will only stop the waste and the idle, useless regretting.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear.
When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination.
Our ideals, like pictures, are made from lights and shadows.
You will not find poetry anywhere unless you bring some of it with you.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary.
If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.
You can never be happily married to another until you get a divorce from yourself. A successful marriage demands a certain death to self.
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes, rather than their minds.
A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself.
The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.
In the beginning was the Word. Man acts it out. He is the act, not the actor.
Though wisdom cannot be gotten for gold, still less can be gotten without it.
The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him.
A perfect human being: Man in search of his ideal of perfection. Nothing less.
The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
He types his labored column -- weary drudge! Senile fudge and solemn: spare, editor, to condemn these dry leaves of his autumn.
Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's hard to get it back in.
The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god.

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