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When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me..

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
A woman's mind is cleaner than a man s: She changes it more often.
The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
Friendship is to have the latchkey of another's mind.
Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Cause a man with a briefcase can steal more money than any man with a gun
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Written in Chinese, the word crisis, is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represent opportunity.
Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow -- perhaps it all will.
Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.
Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.
Before marriage a man yearns for a woman. Afterward the y is silent.
The harder I work the luckier I get.
Even as a tortoise draws in its limbs, the wise can draw in their senses at will.
A little man often cast a long shadow.
Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.
He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great.
Prefer a loss to dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
Shallow people believe in luck and in circumstances; Strong people believe in cause and effect.
Three can keep a secret if two are dead.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.
It is better to trust the eyes rather than the ears.
All sins cast long shadows.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
The best revenge is massive success.
Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit.
A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird?
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity -- gunpowder and romantic love.
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
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.
Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.
Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of the mind is irreparable.
A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.
The greatest weakness of all is the great fear of appearing weak.
After all there is but one race -- humanity.
I adore political parties. They are the only place left to us where people don't talk politics.
The condition of an enlightened mind is a surrendered heart.
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
With me a change of trouble is as good as a vacation.
Calamity is man's true touchstone.
A man who is at the top is a man who has the habit of getting to the bottom.
The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.
Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.
A matter that becomes clear ceases to concern us.
Before we blame we should first see whether we cannot excuse.
If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it.
A proverb is not a proverb to you until life has illustrated it.
Your mind is what makes everything else work.
If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
Their is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.
If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
Pay attention to your enemies for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
Lord Bacon told Sir Edward Coke when he was boasting, The less you speak of your greatness, the more shall I think of it.
More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
It's not what your are, it's what you don't become that hurts.
All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.
You have to do it by yourself, and you can't do it alone.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious: both are disappointed.
Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age.
Every solution breeds new problems.
I know that's a secret, for it's whispered everywhere.
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
Work eight hours and sleep eight hours and make sure that they are not the same hours.
Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.
Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse.
What you get free costs too much.
The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.
Leaders don't inflict pain -- they share pain.
Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.
It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.
Friends come and go but enemies accumulate.
Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.
What is research, but a blind date with knowledge.
The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.
Destiny is something men select; women achieve it only by default or stupendous suffering.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Reason is the enemy of faith.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.
Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.
A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.
These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.
Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.
I hate work. That's why I got married.
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
If you don't program yourself, life will program you!
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
The older I grow the more I listen to people who don't talk much.
Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.
I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.
Be careful: they have arms, and no alternatives.
Inside yourself or outside, you never have to change what you see, only the way you see it.
Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them; and then you destroy yourself.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
Business has only two functions -- marketing and innovation.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Enthusiasm is a vital element toward the individual success of every man or woman.
Those who easily forgive invite offenses.
If you are going to tell people the truth, be funny or they will kill you.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
You never suffer from a money problem, you always suffer from an idea problem.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
Laws are not invented. They grow out of circumstances.
People with high ideals don't necessarily make good politicians. If clean politics is so important, we should leave the job to scientists and the clergy.
Manana is often the busiest day of the week.
Once you are married, there is nothing for you, not even suicide, but to be good.
What an elder sees sitting; the young can't see standing.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed

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