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Though wisdom cannot be gotten for gold, still less can be gotten without it.

There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
Energy and persistence alter all things.
Knowledge is the best eraser in the world for disharmony, distrust, despair, and the endless physical deficiencies of man.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people.
There's one thing about baldness, it's neat.
There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.
Women like silent men. They think they're listening.
As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men.
The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong.
As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.
There is a growing strength in women, but it's in the forehead, not in the forearm.
A woman is like a teabag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
If it weren't for women, men would still be wearing last week's socks.
I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same.
To be successful, a woman has to be better at her job than a man.
But if God had wanted us to think just with our wombs, why did He give us a brain?
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady.
Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain't got.
Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman's attention.
If all men are born free, why is it that all women are born slaves?
Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women.
Man loves little and often. Woman much and rarely.
Women make love for love, men make love for lust.
When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.
Just as women are afraid of receiving, men are afraid of giving.
Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last.
Girls we love for what they are; men for what they promise to be.
It is the woman who chooses the man who will choose her.
I must have women -- there is nothing unbends the mind like them.
The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household, but he cannot make it. That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege.
Sure men were born to lie, and women to believe them!
Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.
A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold.
Men don't know much about women. We do know when they're happy. We know when they're crying, and we know when they're pissed off. We just don't know in what order these are gonna come at us.
Once a man is on hand, a woman tends to stop believing in her own beliefs.
The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them must be good at taking orders.
When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a person and life they lead.
What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.
If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy -- but he who has shown the better temper.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Never hold anyone by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them.
Men give advice; God gives guidance.
The trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.
Let them hate, so long as they fear.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way.
Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.
In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected.
Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.
Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.
To enjoy a good reputation give publicly, and steal privately.
Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
Some folks are wise and some otherwise.
There is a significant Latin proverb; to wit: Who will guard the guards?
Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.
There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
I don't care how much a person talks, if they only say it in a few words.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
It's not only the most difficult thing to know one's self, but the most inconvenient.
The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
Nothing is less in our power than the heart, and far from commanding we are forced to obey it.
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.
Great men never make bad use of their superiority. They see it and feel it and are not less modest. The more they have, the more they know their own deficiencies.
Temperance and labor are the two real physicians of man.
Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.
The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken.
To live is not breathing it is action.
We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.
Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it
Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.
In oratory the will must predominate.
Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.
Children always turn to the light.
He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
The only thing that holds a marriage together is the husband being big enough to keep his mouth shut, to step back and see where his wife is wrong.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
It is he who has broken the bond of marriage -- not I. I only break its bondage.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop.
The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.
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.
When a man has done all he can do, still there is a mighty, mysterious agency over which he needs influence to secure success. The one way he can reach it is by prayer.
The influence of prayer on the human mind and body is as demonstrable as that of secreting glands. Its results can be measured in terms of increased physical buoyancy, greater intellectual vigor, moral stamina, and a deeper understanding of the realities underlying human relationships.
Prayer is not a substitute for work, thinking, watching, suffering, or giving; prayer is a support for all other efforts.
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart.
Prayer puts you in touch with the infinite and prepares your mind for the finite.
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
Prayer is less about changing the world than it is about changing ourselves.
Practice in life whatever you pray for and God will give it to you more abundantly.
Prayer and practice is good rhyme.
Don't put people down, unless it's on your prayer list.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Prayer is the voice of faith.
Give yourself something to work toward -- constantly.
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.
Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.
Never permit failure to become a habit.
If I look confused it is because I am thinking.
Maturity is knowing when to be immature.
It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found -- not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater.
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war.
A lie can run around the world before the truth can get its boots on.
Power is nothing if you don't have someone to share it with.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Today, you have 100% of your life left.
I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.

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