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Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal.
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends.
Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
A friend who cannot at a pinch remember a thing or two that never happened is as bad as one who does not know how to forget.
A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage -- but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
Win hearts, and you have hands and purses.
I have always laid it down as a maxim --and found it justified by experience --that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex --but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other.
Friendship is Love without his wings!
Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family --but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe, bold I can meet, perhaps may turn his blow! But of all plagues, good Heavens, thy wrath can send, save, save, oh save me from the candid friend!
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
I have had, and may have still, a thousand friends, as they are called, in life, who are like one's partners in the waltz of this world --not much remembered when the ball is over.
Love is only chatter, friends are all that matter.
One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe.
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.
False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.
Friends come and go but enemies accumulate.
Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy for friendship's sake.
A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.
How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?
That is what friendship means. Sharing the prejudice of experience.
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. -
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil -- but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small silly presents every so often -- just to save it from drying out completely
Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe.
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.
Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
A faithful friend is the medicine of life.
The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.
It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend.
A friend loveth at all times. [Proverbs 17:17]
Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him. A new friend is as new wine: when it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. [Proverbs 18:24]
Friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
The empires of the futures are the empires of the mind.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
The words of the world want to make sentences.
Teach only love for that is what you are.
Scratch a lover, and find a foe.
Love is a great beautifier.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
One would always want to think of oneself as being on the side of love, ready to recognize it and wish it well --but, when confronted with it in others, one so often resented it, questioned its true nature, secretly dismissed the particular instance as folly or promiscuity. Was it merely jealousy, or a reluctance to admit so noble and enviable a sentiment in anyone but oneself?
But then they danced down the street like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!
A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found one hath found a treasure.
Never shall I forget the time I spent with you. Please continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
The best time to make friends is before you need them.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Friends, both the imaginary ones you build for yourself out of phrases taken from a living writer, or real ones from college, and relatives, despite all the waste of ceremony and fakery and the fact that out of an hour of conversation you may have only five minutes in which the old entente reappears, are the only real means for foreign ideas to enter your brain.
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his joys to his friends, but he joyeth the more; and no man that imparteth his grieves to his friend, but he grieveth the less.
Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness...
I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

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