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Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
I'm as pure as the driven slush.
Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
People see God every day; they just don't recognize Him.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
All serious daring starts from within.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can decide how you're going to live now.
Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true.
Real love stories never have endings.
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
The fear of being wrong is the prime inhibitor of the creative process.
Read nothing that you do not care to remember, and remember nothing you do not mean to use.
Lack of opportunity is often nothing more than lack of purpose or direction
Faith is not a thing which one loses, we merely cease to shape our lives by it.
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.
Inspiration comes of working every day.
A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else.
He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.
Life is a long lesson in humility.
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
The greatest evil is physical pain.
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.
In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.
The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
We are here on earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
The injuries we do and the injuries we suffer are seldom weighed on the same scales.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.
Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.
The best path through life is the highway.
The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.
Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers.
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

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