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A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.

It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.
Faults are beauties in a lovers eye.
He is not a lover who does not love forever.
Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love.
Journeys end in lovers meeting.
A husband is what's left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.
What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
One may survive distress, but not disgrace.
He who attacks must vanquish. He who defends must merely survive.
Only enemies speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
In the battle for survival the ignorant man has a considerable advantage.
It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.
The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand.
When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws.
At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
It is a beautiful trait in the lovers character, that they think no evil of the object loved.
I fell in love with the thought that a human life could be a priestly conduit, a connecting link between earth and sky. As I grew and stumbled and, most important, as I began to love and be loved, I realized that the ultimate priest is the lover inside us
To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.
Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
Friends will keep you sane, Love could fill your heart, A lover can warm your bed, But lonely is the soul without a mate.
What we ask of him is, that he should find out for us more than we can find out for ourselves. He must have the passion of a lover.
The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.
Anyone who thinks hard work will never hurt you has never had to pay to have it done. Jesus now has many lovers of his Heavenly Kingdom, but few bearers of his cross.
I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, heard by them, to be understood and touched by them.
We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to.
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people jumping up and down for joy.
It's not dying for faith that's so hard, it's living up to it.
Look at me. I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
Always hold your head up but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
The drying up a single tear has more of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore.
I didn't know I'd have to be torn down before I could be built up.
Jesus was a brilliant Jewish stand-up comedian, a phenomenal improviser. His parables are great one-liners.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
It is better to be old-fashioned and right than to be up-to-date and wrong.
Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.
Actors often behave like children, and so we're taken for children. I want to be grown up.
The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
I've suffered from all of the hang-ups known, and none is as bad as the telephone.
Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.
When a woman dresses up for an occasion, the man should become the black velvet pillow for the jewel.
In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.
How are you ever going to stop being weary until you've made your mind up to be strong.
Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on.
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children they just about throw up.
It is all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
There once was a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summer's day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time. The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but - whack - his palm come on his own head instead; again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said: YOU WILL ONLY INJURE YOURSELF IF YOU TAKE NOTICE OF DISPICABLE ENEMIES.
I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself up for her. [Ephesians 5:25]
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
You can lay down and die, or you can get up and fight, but that's it -- there's no turning back.
Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.
When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
I don't know any parents that look into the eyes of a newborn baby and say, How can we screw this kid up.
Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be.
Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.
If you do not develop the hunger and courage to pursue your goal, you will lose your nerve and you will give up on your dream.
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. [Proverbs 22:6]
I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
?How does one become a butterfly? she asked pensively. You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life.
That prayer has great power which a person makes with all his might. It makes a sour heart sweet, a sad heart merry, a poor heart rich, a foolish heart wise, a timid heart brave, a sick heart well, a blind heart full of sight, a cold heart ardent. It draws down the great God into the little heart; it drives the hungry soul up into the fullness of God; it brings together two lovers, God and the soul, in a wondrous place where they speak much of love.
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.
Money is like manure. If you spread it around it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place it stinks like hell.
God is closest to those with broken hearts.
Enemies promises were made to be broken.
When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.
The chains of habit are generally too week to be felt, until they are too strong to be broken.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.
The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.
You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.
The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.
If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Give a man a dollar and you cheer his heart. Give him a dream and you challenge his heart. Give him Christ and you change his heart. Then the dollar and the dream become meaningful to him, and to others.
God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf.
Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?
What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?
It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love
Some people carry their heart in their head and some carry their head in their heart. The trick is to keep them apart yet working together.
I do not know what the heart of a rascal may be, but I know what is in the heart of an honest man; it is horrible.
There are words which sever hearts more than sharp swords; there are words the point of which sting the heart through the course of a whole life.
The woman's vision is deep reaching, the man's far reaching. With the man the world is his heart, with the woman the heart is her world.
Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us.
People say I'm around because I have a lot of heart, but I know all the heart in the world couldn't have helped me if I wasn't physically fit.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
I am to be broken. I am to be derided all my life. I am to be cast up and down among these men and women, with their twitching faces, with their lying tongues, like a cork on a rough sea. Like a ribbon of weed I am flung far every time the door opens.
Cruelty has a Human Heart, And jealousy a Human Face; Terror the Human Form Divine, And secrecy the Human Dress. The Human Dress is forged Iron, The Human Form a Fiery Forge, The Human Face a Furnace seal d, The Human Heart its hungry gorge.
Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this.
Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.
The heart is forever inexperienced.
Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.
Hatred is the madness of the heart.
What ever purifies the heart also fortifies it.
The heart always sees before than the head can see.
All God wants of man is a peaceful heart.
As the arteries grow hard, the heart grows soft.
The heart that truly loves never forgets.
Faint hearts never win fair ladies.
Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.
If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Have you ever seen a pedant with a warm heart?
Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
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.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.
When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.
With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never -- in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Paralyze resistance with persistence.
I am not concerned that you have fallen -- I am concerned that you arise.
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.
Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.
A man is not finished when he's defeated; he's finished when he quits.
Endure and persist; this pain will turn to good by and by.
Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on.
The darkest hour is just before the dawn.
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
Fall seven times and stand up eight.
All great achievements require time.
You have to persevere. You have to do it. I have insecurities. But whatever I'm insecure about I don't dissect it, but I'll go after it and say, What am I afraid of? I bet the average successful person can tell you they've failed so much more than they've had success. I've had far more failures than I've had successes. With every commercial I've gotten, there were 200 I didn't get. You have to go after what you're afraid of.
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
Must is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired, you quit when the gorilla is tired.
Stars are good too. I wish I could get some to put in my hair. But I suppose I never can. You would be surprised to find how far off they are, for they do not look it. When they first showed last night I tried to knock some down with a pole, but it didn't reach, which astonished me. Then I tried clods till I was all tired out, but I never got one. I did make some close shots, for I saw the black blot of the clod sail right into thee midst of the golden clusters forty or fifty times, just barely missing them, and if I could've held out a little longer, maybe I could've got one.
When the going gets tough, the tough hang in there.
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
Nothing vivifies, and nothing kills, like the emotions.

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