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It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
Death comes to all But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
We must build a new world, a far better world -- one in which the eternal dignity of man is respected.
It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
When a man's willing and eager the god's join in.
Whenever a man does the best he can, then that is all he can do.
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.
The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
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.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
The barrier between success is not something which exists in the real world: it is composed purely and simply of doubts about ability.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
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.
A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannot endure it. Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life.
From the outset, the Christian was the theorizing Jew, the Jew is therefore the practical Christian, and the practical Christian has become a Jew again.
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
Peace is our gift to each other.
Nobody is stronger, nobody is weaker than someone who came back. There is nothing you can do to such a person because whatever you could do is less than what has already been done to him. We have already paid the price.
Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.
Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.

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