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If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.

Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.
The dullness of the fool is the whetstone of the wits.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
The reward of suffering is experience.
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Teach only love for that is what you are.
First open your mind to someone,then open your heart
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy --yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no. This is what makes him impossible.
What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.
A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
We are not commanded (or forbidden) to love our mates, our children, our friends, our country because such affections come naturally to us and are good in themselves, although we may corrupt them. We are commanded to love our neighbor because our natural attitude toward the other is one of either indifference or hostility.
In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
We want all our friends to tell us our bad qualities; it is only the particular ass that does so whom we can't tolerate.
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.
Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
Never permit failure to become a habit.
Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you.
The way to push things through to a finish effectively must be learned.
To rid ourselves of our shadows -- who we are -- we must step into either total light or total darkness. Goodness and evil.
There is an unseemly exposure of the mind, as well as of the body.
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.
Good novels are not written by orthodoxy-sniffers, nor by people who are conscience-stricken about their own orthodoxy. Good novels are written by people who are not frightened.
The fact that there are so many weak, poor and boring stories and novels written and published in America has been ascribed by our rebels to the horrible squareness of our institutions, the idiocy of power, the debasement of sexual instincts, and the failure of writers to be alienated enough. The poems and novels of these same rebellious spirits, and their theoretical statements, are grimy and gritty and very boring too, besides being nonsensical, and it is evident by now that polymorphous sexuality and vehement declarations of alienation are not going to produce great works of art either.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
So long as you live and work, you will be misunderstood; to that you must resign yourself once and for all. Be silent!
Teamwork: Never Doubt that a small group of thoughtful & committed people can change the world. It's the only thing that ever has over time.
Sometimes, you have to stop thinking about the future, and just live your life today!
In the morning of life, work; in the mid day give council; in the evening, pray.
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
The hours that we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowned with success.
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac.
Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.
The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.
I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.
I don't mind that I'm fat. You still get the same money.
Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
I am never upset for the reason I think.
Only my condemnation injures me.
When first we met we did not guess that Love would prove so hard a master.
Love is like pi -- natural, irrational, and very important.
If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.
The only victory over love is flight.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another.
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Love matches are made by people who are content, for a month of honey, to condemn themselves to a life of vinegar.
A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. I love because I love; I love in order that I may love.
Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.
Those that do you a very ill deed will never forgive you.
Everybody forgets the basic thing; people are not going to love you unless you love them.
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
Love comes from blindness, friendship from knowledge.
Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
Love alone could waken love.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
To love without role, without power plays, is revolution.
Love without attachment is light.
Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.
One's best fortune, or, their worst is their spouse.
Better to be known as a sinner than a hypocrite.
The hardest work of all is to do nothing.
Kind words are worth much and they cost little.
Who knows most believes least.
The law helps those who watch, not those who sleep.
The more laws the less justice.
He has hard work who has nothing to do.
A light heart lives long.
Live today for tomorrow it will all be history.
Young people talk of what they are doing; old people of what they have done; and fools of what they have a mind to do.
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.
The heart that truly loves never forgets.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Short judgments make long friends.
A friend is someone who doesn't like the same people you do.
Be slow in choosing a friend, but slower in changing him.
Broken friendships can be soldered, but never sound.
It is better to finish something than begin.
Man does what he can, God does what he will.
Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.
The first step toward greatness is to be honest.
Good habits result from resisting temptation.
Where one is wise two are happy.
No one is as angry as the person who is wrong.
The wrath of brothers is fierce and devilish.
You'll repent if you marry, and repent if you don't.
Marrying is easy, it's housework that's hard.
Quackery has no friend like gullibility.
Money spent on the mind is never spent in vain.
There is no greater misfortune, than to not be able to endure misfortune.
Let not turn fun to mischief.
When money is taken freedom is forsaken.
The poor man's budget is full of schemes.
A mother's heart is always with her children.
Hedges between keep friendships green.
Opportunities neglected can never be recovered.
The back of one door is the face of another.
Three things drive a man outdoors; smoke, a leaking roof and a scolding wife.
Those that marry for money sell their liberty.
The owl of ignorance lays the egg of pride.
An eagle does not catch flies.
The best mirror is an old friend.
Soft words win hard hearts.
Never tell your story to a deaf man.
A hungry stomach has no ears.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow.
Love can neither be bought or sold, its only price is love.
Luck is the idol of the idle.
Civility costs nothing.
Nothing is more noble than politeness, and nothing more ridiculous than ceremony.
Choose your wife as you wish your children to be.
I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. [James 1:4]
Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
Love is a friendship set to music.
The greatest power is often simple patience.
Square meals often make round people.
I can reason down or deny everything, except this perpetual Belly: feed he must and will, and I cannot make him respectable.
I didn't find my friends; the good Lord gave them to me.
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.
If you want to annoy your neighbors, tell the truth about them.
A good neighbor sometimes cuts your morning up to mince-meat of the very smallest talk, then helps to sugar her bohea at night with your reputation.
Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there.
Never find fault with the absent.
A man is not finished when he's defeated; he's finished when he quits.
The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it.

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