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The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
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.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there, and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
The greatest step is out the door.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.
With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bent arm for a pillow -- I have still joy in the midst of all these things.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.
Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.
When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature then we the pedant.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.
If you look into your own heart, you find nothing wrong there, what is there to fear?
People of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon and seldom drive business home to it's conclusion, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind.
No one root is responsible for the existence of a tree.
They must change who would be constant in happiness and wisdom.
We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
All the king's horses and all the king's men can't put the past together again. So let's remember: Don't try to saw sawdust.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.
One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.
It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
When a person is in fashion, all they do is right.
The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even -- if you will -- eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn't be happy with.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
To do no evil is good, to intend none better.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being. We feel love as we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe love as we breathe air, we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us.
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.
Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go.
It's afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn't necessarily prove that you loved him.
She's gone. I am abused, and my relief must be to loathe her.
I hated her now with a hatred more fatal than indifference because it was the other side of love.
Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
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.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.

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