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There was never a great man who had not a great mother.

A mother understands what a child does not say.
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.
For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, who art as black as hell, as dark as night.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
When it gets dark enough you can see the stars.
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
Annihilation has no terrors for me, because I have already tried it before I was born --a hundred million years --and I have suffered more in an hour, in this life, than I remember to have suffered in the whole hundred million years put together. There was a peace, a serenity, an absence of all sense of responsibility, an absence of worry, an absence of care, grief, perplexity; and the presence of a deep content and unbroken satisfaction in that hundred million years of holiday which I look back upon with a tender longing and with a grateful desire to resume, when the opportunity comes.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Youth is not a time of lifeit is a state of mind. It is not a matter of red cheeks, red lips and supple knees. It is a temper of the will; a quality of the imagination; a vigor of the emotions; it is a freshness of the deep springs of life. Youth means a tempermental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over a life of ease. This often exists in a man of fifty, more than in a boy of twenty. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years; people grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despairthese are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust. Whether seventy or sixteen, there is in every beings heart a love of wonder; the sweet amazement at the stars and starlike things and thoughts; the undaunted challenge of events, the unfailing childlike appetite for what comes next, and the joy in the game of life. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair. In the central place of your heart there is a wireless station. So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, grandeur, courage, and power from the earth, from men and from the Infiniteso long are you young. When the wires are all down and the central places of your heart are covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then are you grown old, indeed!
The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
The higher we rise, the more isolated we become; all elevations are cold.
The strong man is strongest when alone.
Friends are proved by adversity.
To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.
Honor your commitments with integrity.
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers -- they help us to learn.
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.
Is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's blunders?
The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions.
Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
The end is never as satisfying as the journey. To have achieved everything but to have done so without integrity and excitement is to have achieved nothing.
There are times when silence has the loudest voice.

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