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Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it; most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air.

No monster vibration, no snake universe hallucinations. Many tiny jeweled violet flowers along the path of a living brook that looked like Blake's illustration for a canal in grassy Eden: huge Pacific watery shore, Orlovsky dancing naked like Shiva long-haired before giant green waves, titanic cliffs that Wordsworth mentioned in his own Sublime, great yellow sun veiled with mist hanging over the planet's oceanic horizon. No harm.
It's simply a matter of doing what you do best and not worrying about what the other fellow is going to do.
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.
The words of the world want to make sentences.
I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the word begin to move around. Stressed accents begin to invert. The word abandons its meaning like an overload which is too heavy and prevents dreaming. Then words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young. And the words wander away, looking in the nooks and crannies of vocabulary for new company, bad company.
Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what we are given by the senses.
I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.
There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.
Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.
The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
Nothing . . . will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
To spend life for something which outlasts it.
God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait.
Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.
The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.
I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.
Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.
Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.
The greatest things are accomplished by individual people, not by committees or companies.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
I hope that my achievements in life shall be these -- that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I've done and who I've been.
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
The only way around is through.
Death comes to all But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
We live in deeds

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;
In feelings, not in figures on a dial.
We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives
Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
And he whose heart beats quickest lives the longest:
Lives in one hour more than in years do some
Whose fat blood sleeps as it slips along their veins.
Life's but a means unto an end; that end,
Beginning, mean, and end to all things -- God.
The dead have all the glory of the world.
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.
The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy.
The mode in which the inevitable comes to pass is through effort.
Youth is the time to go flashing from one end of the world to the other to try the manners of different nations; to hear the chimes at midnight; to see the sunrise in town and country; to be converted at a revival; to circumnavigate the metaphysics, write halting verses, run a mile to see a fire, and wait all day long in the theatre to applaud Hernani.
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of
One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity.
My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
We will either find a way, or make one.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind -- mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery, the increasing blurring and intermingling of identities within the realm of consumer goods, the preempting of any free or original imaginative response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him to invent the fictional content of his novel. The fiction is already there. The writer's task is to invent the reality.
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation.
Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, Shake well before using. That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.
People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.
Let them hate, so long as they fear.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

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