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People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.

Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.
Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
There is a period of life when we swallow knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.
The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced and the inconvenience is often considerable.
There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man is in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?
Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.
The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. Your soul takes on the color of your thoughts.
I have often wondered how it is everyone loves himself more than the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than the opinions of others.
The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.
Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil.
Every man's life lies within the present; for the past is spent and done with, and the future is uncertain.
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
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.
Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
... focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Destiny has two ways of crushing us -- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.
Sex is the most fun you can have without laughing.
The lion and the calf will lay down together, but the calf won't get much sleep..
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead -- not sick, not wounded -- dead.
Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

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