TwainWilde88 - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot.]]> <![CDATA[For every force, there is a counter force. For every negative there is a positive. For every action there is a reaction. For every cause there is an effect.]]> <![CDATA[I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I'm going to be ready for his curve ball. Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.]]> <![CDATA[I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.]]> <![CDATA[You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.]]> <![CDATA[You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.]]> <![CDATA[We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.]]> <![CDATA[What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others.]]> <![CDATA[All I can do is be me. Whoever that is.]]> <![CDATA[Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.]]> <![CDATA[Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.]]> <![CDATA[I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.]]> <![CDATA[Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.]]> <![CDATA[There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure]]> <![CDATA[Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.]]> <![CDATA[Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.]]> <![CDATA[All my life I have had a choice of hate and love. I chose love and I am here]]> <![CDATA[Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities.]]> <![CDATA[One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve.]]> <![CDATA[Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.]]> <![CDATA[Reach not for what you can reach, but for what you can not reach.]]> <![CDATA[There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.]]> <![CDATA[Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.]]> <![CDATA[They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.]]> <![CDATA[You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.]]> <![CDATA[Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.]]> <![CDATA[It isn't what you do, but how you do it.]]> <![CDATA[You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.]]> <![CDATA[You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.]]> <![CDATA[Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people -- your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.]]> <![CDATA[Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.]]> <![CDATA[Always do what you are afraid to do.]]> <![CDATA[Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure. Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances.]]> <![CDATA[The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.]]> <![CDATA[Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness shouldn't depend on other people; its how you feel about yourself that counts.]]> <![CDATA[If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.]]> <![CDATA[Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.]]> <![CDATA[Be who you are and say what you feel, because the people who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.]]> <![CDATA[Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.]]> <![CDATA[You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.]]> <![CDATA[Most people would rather give than get affection.]]> <![CDATA[We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.]]> <![CDATA[Choose your love, Love your choice.]]> <![CDATA[Never be afraid to treat the path alone. Know which is your path and follow it wherever it may lead you; do not feel you have to follow in someone else's footsteps.]]> <![CDATA[What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.]]> <![CDATA[Our strength grows out of our weakness.]]> <![CDATA[Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.]]> <![CDATA[Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.]]> <![CDATA[It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important]]> <![CDATA[Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.]]> <![CDATA[A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird?]]> <![CDATA[There are times when silence has the loudest voice.]]> <![CDATA[The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.]]> <![CDATA[Progress is a tide. If we stand still we will surely be drowned. To stay on the crest, we have to keep moving.]]> <![CDATA[The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.]]> <![CDATA[We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again.]]> <![CDATA[Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.]]> <![CDATA[I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.]]> <![CDATA[For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.]]> <![CDATA[Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.]]> <![CDATA[Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.]]> <![CDATA[The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.]]> <![CDATA[You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.]]> <![CDATA[If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.]]> <![CDATA[Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.]]> <![CDATA[Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.]]> <![CDATA[If you wish for peace be ready for war.]]> <![CDATA[The split in you is clear. There is a part of you that knows what it should do, and a part that does what it feels like doing.]]> <![CDATA[Life is just a journey]]> <![CDATA[The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.]]> <![CDATA[I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.]]> <![CDATA[The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had. ]]> <![CDATA[I wasn't always black... There was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger.]]> <![CDATA[I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.]]> <![CDATA[There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.]]> <![CDATA[A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.]]> <![CDATA[The best things in life aren't things.]]> <![CDATA[A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.]]> <![CDATA[The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.]]> <![CDATA[I am easily satisfied with the very best.]]> <![CDATA[There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.]]> <![CDATA[If you don't stand up for something, you may fall for anything.]]> <![CDATA[In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important.]]> <![CDATA[The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.]]> <![CDATA[It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.]]> <![CDATA[Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.]]> <![CDATA[You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.]]> <![CDATA[The hottest love has the coldest end.]]> <![CDATA[If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.]]> <![CDATA[Focus on the key things you can do each day that will help you achieve your end goal. Always prioritize according to the big picture.]]> <![CDATA[And now, I am dying beyond my means. [Sipping champagne on his deathbed]]]> <![CDATA[Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are.]]> <![CDATA[Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.]]> <![CDATA[See how many are better off than you are, but consider how many are worse.]]> <![CDATA[Every exit is an entry somewhere else.]]> <![CDATA[Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.]]> <![CDATA[The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.]]> <![CDATA[You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile.]]> <![CDATA[Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.]]> <![CDATA[Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.]]> <![CDATA[Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.]]> <![CDATA[You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.]]> <![CDATA[We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies it is the first law of nature.]]> <![CDATA[Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you. [Matthew]]]> <![CDATA[Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.]]> <![CDATA[Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself.]]> <![CDATA[Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.]]> <![CDATA[A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.]]> <![CDATA[Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows.]]> <![CDATA[Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.]]> <![CDATA[Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy -- and that is life.]]> <![CDATA[I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.]]> <![CDATA[Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.]]> <![CDATA[No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.]]> <![CDATA[Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.]]> <![CDATA[The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life.]]> <![CDATA[Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.]]> <![CDATA[You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever.]]> <![CDATA[No one helps you, if you are not helping yourself. ]]> <![CDATA[Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it.]]> <![CDATA[A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.]]> <![CDATA[There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.]]> <![CDATA[We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.]]> <![CDATA[The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.]]> <![CDATA[Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.]]> <![CDATA[A friend is one who incessantly pays us the compliment of expecting from us all the virtues, and who can appreciate them in us. The friend asks no return but that his friend will religiously accept and wear and not disgrace his apotheosis of him. They cherish each other's hopes. They are kind to each other's dreams.]]> <![CDATA[The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.]]> <![CDATA[Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.]]> <![CDATA[No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.]]> <![CDATA[An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.]]> <![CDATA[It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.]]> <![CDATA[To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.]]> <![CDATA[To succeed means that you may have to step out of line and march to the sound of your own drummer.]]> <![CDATA[Your life is what your thoughts make it.]]> <![CDATA[Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.]]> <![CDATA[You must give to get, You must sow the seed, before you can reap the harvest.]]> <![CDATA[My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.]]> <![CDATA[The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.]]> <![CDATA[Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine]]> <![CDATA[Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.]]> <![CDATA[The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.]]> <![CDATA[My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.]]> <![CDATA[It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.]]> <![CDATA[Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.]]> <![CDATA[The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.]]> <![CDATA[True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.]]> <![CDATA[Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.]]>