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Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.

Change is difficult but often essential to survival.
... focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.
Our minds can work for us or against us at any given moment. We can learn to accept and live with the natural psychological laws that govern us, understanding how to flow with life rather than struggle against it. We can return to our natural state of contentment.
Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does.
That's the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along.
Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
You have the power to change.
All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism.
Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow -- that is patience.
The most important thing you wear is the expression on your face
No comment is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.
Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others, but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books; else distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things.
Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
When the book comes out it may hurt you -- but in order for me to do it, it had to hurt me first. I can only tell you about yourself as much as I can face about myself.
Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
Success, or failure, very often arrives on wings that seem mysterious to us.
Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Not everyone can be Number 1.
I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead -- ahead of myself as well as you.
Our necessities are few, but our wants are endless.
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
Faith must be enforced by reason. When faith becomes blind it dies.
Must I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.
Anything that changes your values changes your behavior.
Science is organized knowledge.
Don't agonize. Organize.
Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something.
If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Technology does not drive change -- it enables change.
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.
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.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
There are three wants which never can be satisfied: that of the rich, who wants something more; that of the sick, who wants something different; and that of the traveler, who says, Anywhere but here.
Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

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