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We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.
Mediocrity can talk, but it is for genius to observe.
Little things affect little minds.
Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing.
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.
The secret to success is constancy to purpose.
It was not reason that besieged Troy; it was not reason that sent forth the Saracen from the desert to conquer the world; that inspired the crusades; that instituted the monastic orders; it was not reason that produced the Jesuits; above all, it was not reason that created the French Revolution. Man is only great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.
Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions.
The pursuit of science leads only to the insoluble.
The secret of success is consistency of purpose.
Success is the child of audacity.
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all those who would climb, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd.
Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always questioning never learn anything.
A person's fate is their own temper.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time.
Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
Never complain and never explain.
Sir, I say that justice is truth in action.
Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.
God comes to the hungry in the form of food.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Hatred can be overcome only by love.
Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
Where there is love there is life.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Rationalists are admirable beings, rationalism is a hideous monster when it claims for itself omnipotence. Attribution of omnipotence to reason is as bad a piece of idolatry as is worship of stock and stone believing it to be God. I plead not for the suppression of reason, but for a due recognition of that in us which sanctifies reason.
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
The history of the world is full of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity.
Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
don't grow weeds, sow seeds. a solution made is better than a problem found
Nothing is impossible for pure love.
The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.
We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone, until those smiling possibilities are dead.
There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self.
It is wrong always, everywhere, and for everyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendship and intimacies, and soon their places will know them no more, and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to keep by force of inertia.
If merely feeling good could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour. Sobriety diminishes, discriminates, and says no; drunkenness expands, unites, and says yes.
The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old.
We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can...in the acquisition of a new habit, we must take car to launch ourselves with as strong and decided initiative as possible. Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted in your life.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. which give happiness. Thomas Jefferson We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction.
A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.
If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. Try the as if technique.
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision, and for whom the lighting of every cigar, the drinking of every cup, the time of rising and going to bed every day, and the beginning of every bit of work, are subjects of express volitional deliberation.
We don't laugh because we're happy -- we're happy because we laugh.
The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.
As there is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it, so reasonable arguments, challenges to magnanimity, and appeals to sympathy or justice, are folly when we are dealing with human crocodiles and boa-constrictors.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake. We are making use of only a small part of our physical and mental resources. Stating the thing broadly, the human individual thus lives far within his limits. He possesses power of various sorts which he habitually fails to use.
Whenever two people meet there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is.
If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick.
We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition.
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.
If you want a trait, act as if you already have the trait.
Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
We never fully grasp the import of any true statement until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
The attitude of unhappiness is not only painful, it is mean and ugly. What can be more base and unworthy than the pining, puling, mumping mood, no matter by what outward ills it may have been engendered? What is more injurious to others? What less helpful as a way out of the difficulty? It but fastens and perpetuates the trouble which occasioned it, and increases the total evil of the situation. At all costs, then, we ought to reduce the sway of that mood; we ought to scout it in ourselves and others, and never show it tolerance.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
The sovereign cure for worry is prayer.
When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that in itself is a choice.
I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were: Where, What, When, Why, How and Who.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.
Football is like life -- it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Mental toughness is many things. It is humility because it behooves all of us to remember that simplicity is the sign of greatness and meekness is the sign of true strength. Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.
A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means... you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
There's no substitute for guts.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games.
It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting.
True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.
Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.
One must change one's tactics every ten years if one wishes to maintain one's superiority.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
The most dangerous moment comes with victory.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
I have only one counsel for you -- be master.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
Once you have made up your mind, stick to it; there is no longer any 'if' or 'but'.
True wisdom for a general is vigorous determination.
I base my calculations on the expectation that luck will be against me
Don't waste your time striving for perfection, instead, strive for excellence -- doing your best.
Use your weaknesses; aspire to the strength.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.
Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.
The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them.
There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by the rage of angry men.
The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.
You always pass failure on the way to success.
My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose -- somehow we win out
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere.
Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.
Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much.
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.

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