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Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.
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.
Out of suffering comes the serious mind; out of salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude; out of deliverance faith.
Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
Your labor only may be sold, your soul must not.
An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men.
The secret of language is the secret of sympathy and its full charm is possible only to the gentle.
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
The imagination is never governed, it is always the ruling and divine power.
Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.
When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.
The best thing in life aren't things.
To use books rightly, is to go to them for help; to appeal to them when our own knowledge and power fail; to be led by them into wider sight and purer conception than our own, and to receive from them the united sentence of the judges and councils of all time, against our solitary and unstable opinions.
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
A book worth reading is worth buying.
Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.
No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
There is no wealth but life.
One who does not know when to die, does not know how to live.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

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