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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Once you have been bitten by a snake, you are very cautious of even a coiled rope.
Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.
That's the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Any change, even for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
We don't change what we are, we change what we think what we are.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Once you have been bitten by a snake, you are very cautious of even a coiled rope
I don't care how much you know until I know how much you care.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look into the reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and arguments. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change. -
It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he does not know how wide it is, he will jump, and six times out of ten he will make it.
Beware of silent dogs and still waters.
The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
All change is not growth; all movement is not forward.
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
The days are too short even for love; how can there be enough time for quarreling?
Why don't you want to do what you know you should do? The reason you don't is that you're in conflict with yourself.
What people need and what they want may be very different.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. - Roosevelt, Eleanor
The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
A banker is a fellow who lends his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes -- until I met a man who had no feet.
When any anxiety or gloom of the mind takes hold of you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaining; but exert yourselves to hide it, and by endeavoring to hide it you drive it away.
Common sense is seeing things as they are, and doing things as they should be done.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them -- that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
You must look into people, as well as at them.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!
It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Better to be known as a sinner than a hypocrite.
No one can make us angry. People can say and do things to us but it is still up to us as individuals to do what we want with our emotions in response to those things.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
The truth of the matter is that there's nothing you can't accomplish if: (1) You clearly decide what it is that you're absolutely committed to achieving, (2) You're willing to take massive action, (3) You notice what's working or not, and (4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit.
We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.
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.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
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.
Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.
To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.
Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.
Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
It's your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out -- because that's what's inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside.
What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.
It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.
Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
It all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.
In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
When we don't have what we like, we must like what we have.
Doing nothing is the most tiresome job in the world because you cannot quit and rest.
One of the best lessons children learn through video games is standing still will get them killed quicker than anything else.
There's as much risk in doing nothing as in doing something.
Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.

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