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Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
The more I see of men, the more I like dogs.
Growl all day and you'll feel dog tired all night.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
Fear of the pain blinds us to the goal of healing. Only by seeing our problems clearly and experiencing them can we do something about them.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.
Fear is a habit; so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can!! and I will!!
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
Only the educated are free.
No man is free who is not a master of himself.
Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.
It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
You will conquer by patience.
The mere fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favor...
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.
That old law about an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
It is not he who gives abuse that affronts, but the view that we take of it as insulting; so that when one provokes you it is your own opinion which is provoking.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense.
Justice consists of doing no one injury, decency in giving no one offense.
Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manner.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Where there is love there is life.
It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one's own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
We are what we think. All that we are arises With our thoughts. With our thoughts, We make our world.
We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Hope is a waking dream.
There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind.
Love the whole world as a mother lovers her only child.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Patience means self-suffering.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.
The man who questions opinions is wise. The man who quarrels with facts is a fool.
There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.
Never forget public ignorance is the government's best friend.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance.
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas.
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech.
The wisest man is he who does not fancy that he is so at all.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
A person's fate is their own temper.
The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
Remorse is regret that one waited so long to do it.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.

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